How to create a button – email or otherwise

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    Peter Knowles
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    I would like to change a simple email address to a button/ link which creates an email page ready to send. Having foolishly deleted all the dummy connectors from the original template I can’t see how to do this.

    Also, am very impressed by the Prayer button on the Wallasey site and would like to create the same!

    thanks
    Peter

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    • #813
      Peter Knowles
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      have fixed the email connect code

      would still love to know how to create the Prayer button as mentioned above!

    • #814
      ichurch
      Keymaster

      Hello Peter – ah, that’s the wonder of shortcodes, which is another thing we never got to in your brief training! In your editing pane, you will see a little button that says ‘TB’ on it:

      screengrabtb.png

      Clicking on that will open a drop-down menu, which allows you to select from a list (and then sub-lists) of elements you might like to add to your page or post. To make the button you need to select ‘HTML Element’ and then ‘Button’. This will open a lightbox where you can configure the button of your dreams, then you click ‘Insert’ to add it to the page. In the writing screen it’ll appear as some code enclosed in [ ] – that’s the sign that it’s a shortcode ie it’s telling your site to do tricky stuff but you don’t have to need to know the code to tell it yourself – you can get the shortcode to do it for you.

      Have fun experimenting with the buttons – and then with all the other shortcodes. It gets quite amazing once you realise you can *almost* put anything anywhere!!

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      ichurch
      Keymaster

      I’m going to move this thread to the FAQ section, because it really is a frequently asked one!!

      Thanks Peter.

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