I’m going to add here that WordPress.org and WordPress.com are two different scripts to tackle.. If you are using WordPress.com for your blog, please go to the tutorial here instead.
You’ve opened your “post page” or your “pages page” for your giveaway post,
so let’s get started.
Your page should already be written, we just want to add the code.
This is a “real” Test Giveaway, Give it A Try
Click on the “Text” tab in the right side of the editor box.
You’ll see all the gobbledy gook stuff that’s normally called HTML Source Code.
Scroll to the bottom of your post or where you want to place the giveaway script.
When you get to that point, if your careful, you can enter some spacing between where you want the code.
Place your mouse cursor into the area where you want to paste it.
Paste your code.
If you have copied something else in the meantime, aren’t you glad now that you put it in that notepad file? If you have, press CTRL+Z to delete what you just added, or hilight it and press DEL on your keyboard to delete it. Open the notepad file from either where you saved it, or from your taskbar (I always leave mine open till I use it, and I don’t save it as a file) Press Ctrl+A or go to your Edit Menu and Click on Select All (usually a right click menu will also have this option) and then press CTRL+C or use the menus to copy the text. Then go to your window and paste it into place.
Their is no need to change your spaces, that will happen when you go to update the page.
Do NOT update your page/post prior to going back to the Visual tab. it could cause your script to not work, or to show up properly on the published page/post.
If when you click the Visual tab and your link is off center, place your mouse in before the “a Rafflecopter giveaway” link,
and go to the Align Icons and click the middle icon if your centering it on your page.
You are now ready to go,
Click on “Preview Changes” button and a new tab/page will appear for you to check how it looks.
If you are satisfied with how it looks, you can then schedule or publish your post.
You can always edit any changes you wish to make.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully added the code for your giveaway.
No Actual Prize, just some fun and ability to show you how it works!
Full Lesson Index
Lesson 00: How To Set Up Rafflecopter For Your Blog Sweepstakes Intro
Lesson 01: How To Create A Account on Rafflecopter And/Or Sign In To Your Account.
Lesson 02: Create A Giveaway
Lesson 03: Terms & Conditions
Lesson 04: Options For People Can Enter By
Lesson 05: Scheduling Your Giveaway
Lesson 06: Preview & Install Part 01 – Previewing
Lesson 07: Preview and Install Part 02 – Embedding
Lesson 08: Add The Code To Your Blog
Lesson 09: Add The Code To Blogger
Lesson 10: Add The Code To WordPress
Lesson 11: How To Look At Entries
Lesson 12: Tips For Rafflecopter Giveaways
Lesson 13: How To Enter A Rafflecopter Giveaway