Creating a Rotating Banner for TPT

Rotating Banner for Teachers Pay Teachers Shop

Why do you need a rotating banner for your shop? If you have a favorite quote, you can type it in here. It will display as a block of text at the top of your store. It’s pretty valuable real estate. Above the fold. First thing buyers see when they come to your shop. And it’s positioned right next to your freebie (aka sample of your work and style). So the quote works great. But it’s space that you can do so much more with!

Let’s jazz that up a bit shall we?

You can use your design program of choice. My first choice is Illustrator. Another option is Canva. I’m going to show you how to create the image on Canva because it’s free and the learning curve isn’t very steep.

Key points are:

1. Save your image as a png to keep a transparent background.

2. Quote Banner Size: 400 pixels wide x 150 pixels tall. Do NOT make it taller than 400 pixels. It will fit, but you are taking advantage of a code loop we don’t want to lose the ability to do that by making our shops look messy.

Download the pdf (Rotating Banner PDF) to help walk you through the process of changing your quote box into a rotating image for your shop and for your homework!

Homework: Create your store banner and side banner. You can make more than one and change them every now and then (seasonally? sales?) or if you are super happy with what you have made, it can be a one and done!

If you enjoyed this tutorial…there are more just like it in my online course!

Remember:

You no longer need to host your final .gif file online and then link to it in your quote box with code. This used to be the only way to have a rotating image in the quote box area. Now you have a few options.

Photobucket is a common site to host images. This is no longer a hosting option. They charge a monthly fee and it’s not worth the hassle of dealing with their service or platform.

If you have a website you can upload your .gif file to your media area and then copy the link from there.

Dropbox is also an option. You need to have a URL to add to the short link form and then that shortened link to put inside your code.

Teachers Pay Teachers will now host the image/file for you on your rotating banner, as well as your plain images or quotes. They also host the files for your profile image, side banner, and store banner.

References for later:

Gif Maker http://gifmaker.me/

Google Shortlink https://goo.gl/

Code for Quote Box Banner:

Tutorial for creating a rotating banner for your Teachers Pay Teachers shop. PDF and Video. Rhoda Design Studio

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Do you need help creating a rotating banner on Teachers Pay Teachers. This blog post will help you design and upload a rotating gif into the quote section of your shop. Video Tutorial and PDF. Rhoda Design Studio

2 Comments

  1. Jana on at

    Thank you so much! I’m familiar with Canva, but had NO CLUE how to fix my quote box. Hopefully this will make it easier to get followers. Great tutorial. 🙂

    • Rhoda Toynbee on at

      Thank you for the comment Jana. I’m glad the tutorial helps. If you have any questions or need me to help with the process at all, just let me know! 🙂

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