As usual, the response was incredbily prompt, and Brenna was very helpful in providing the information, which I thought would be useful to give some basic instruction here. Obviously, these instructions will only be really useful for folks that are using basic templates with little or no knowledge on HTML editing. In my case, I was pasting code that Amazon provided from their associates section, so I didn’t write the code myself, nor did I think it would be appropriate to modify it. All of that being said, here is how I added a buy this item from Amazon link to the bottom of my post on the book, America 24/7.
Turn off line breaks
The first step is to edit the post and turn off the line breaks. At the bottom of the posting screen, you should see an option called Text Formatting. In the drop-down box, select none. If you don’t see that option, click the link that says, “Customize the display of this page.” at the bottom. On the next page, select custom and check off all the boxes. You will then be able to change the text formatting for the post you are editing.
Add tags for the end of each paragraph
You need to add the “< / br>” tag to the end of each line. Remove the spaces and quotation marks from my example here – I only included them so the post didn’t inadvertantly add a paragraph break. These tags are the equivalent of a hard return in your word processing program.
Add the code
Paste into the text of your post the appropriate HTML code for your desired result. I copied and pasted straight out of the code generated by amazon.