Saturday, May 15, 2010

How to add a shopping cart to your blog!

Contributed by: Celeste, of CricketsCreations

There's a new widget for our blogs from that creates a scrolling "Buy" shopping cart direct to our Etsy shop (see the "3 Product" widget at upper right)! Here's a step by step instruction tutorial on how I placed this scrolling photo shopping cart on my blog, Crickets Creations Handknit Scarves:

I went to

I typed in my etsy shop username into the white field and hit the "helpers" button

I clicked "Widgets" in black font at upper left of screen

I clicked "3 Product" to have 3 items shown at a time (choose how many products you would like to see displayed on your own blog)

I placed my cursor in the "Original Version" text field and hit Ctrl + A at the same time on my keyboard to highlight all of the text in that field.

Then I hit Ctrl + C at the same time to copy that text

Then I went to my blog and logged in (I use blogger/blogspot)

I clicked "Layout" and then clicked "Add a Gadget"

I clicked the "+" sign next to "HTML/JavaScript and a new field appeared

I placed my cursor in the Content field and hit Ctrl + V at the same time on my keyboard to paste in the coding I had copied from the Cr8tivity site.

I added a Title (Shop with Crickets) and clicked to "Save"

I THEN (very important, all your work will be lost without this last step!) clicked the orange "Save" button on the "Add and Arrange Page Elements" page

Then I clicked to "View Blog" to make sure I did it all correctly. :)

Lastly, a made a donation to Troy at as a thank you!

Hope this is helpful for your Etsy online shops and blogs,

Celeste (Crickets)


  1. Don't have a blog yet, but i'll keep it when
    I finally will start one, Thank you Celecte

  2. Celeste, thank you, thank you, thank you, I am off to do it now!

  3. Thanks for posting this, Sandie! I'm happy to help if anyone has any follow up questions--such a great tool from cr8tivity!
    Celeste (Crickets)

  4. Thanks Celeste!!! I hope to add this to my blog within the next few days!

  5. Thank you, Celeste... I LOVE this widget!
    Donni - Fairyfolk

  6. it's a great widget celeste, thank you!

  7. This is great, i'll be coming back to properly look into it :)

  8. Celeste, Thanks for this great tutorial! I'm going to try it on my blog as soon as other things settle down a bit. I love the idea of having multiple places to sell my work.


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