Traditionally, in Romania, on Wednesday and Tuesday during the Holy Week of the Orthodox Easter, people use to dye and decorate Easter eggs. World evolves, traditions change and adapt, so, like everyone else, I "echoed" the "offline" tradition into the online medium. Sort to speak, I deciced to decorate my blog.
|Easter egg cursor|
First of all I have to recommend Cursors4U.com, a website containing lots of free cursors, ready to be used on your site or blog. Go to the Easter Cursors section on Cursors-4U.com, and choose the desired cursor. Like I said, I go with the pink Easter egg cursor, which can be found at this link. See the image below.
|Choosing the desired Easter cursor|
Then, we can see the cursor page and also we can see the chosen cursor "at work" - your cursor takes its shape, so that you can test it before you actually use it on your own blog.
Once landed on the page, click on the "Blogger/Blogspot" tab, like shown in the image bellow.
|Click on the "Blogger/Blogspot" tab|
And then, go to "New Blogger/Blogspot Interface" and copy the codes.
|Copy the codes of the Easter cursor|
Then, log into your Blogspot account, go to your blogs and choose the blog you want to show the new cursor. Bellow is a screenshot from my own account.
Note: Before you do this, you'd better backup your template, just in case.
|Click on Edit HTML|
|Put cursor before </html>|
And then paste the code that will allow the cursor to be shown. After that, click "Save".
|Paste the code and save|
Update on 18 April 2015
After getting some feedback from my friends, I have found out that some people can't see the cursor. I must admit that I am a bit surprised by this because it didn't happen in my case. Anyway, I've tried to figure out the possible issue and a way to fix it.
Although, in theory, if you follow the above mentioned steps, you should see your nice cursor "hovering" your blog, it seems that in some cases, this doesn't always happen. In that case, it would be a good idea to update your browser or browsers. And, in case that you are a blog owner and you can't see your new cursor, then you should verify the codes, maybe you've made a mistake.
Anyway, although I don't intend to keep this cursor forever, I wont to assure you that in my case, it does work. I've checked it using all the browsers that are installed on my OS.
Here is the configuration:
Zorin OS v.6 Core (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)
Google Chrome Version 42.0.2311.90 (64-bit)
Chromium Version 37.0.2062.120 Ubuntu 12.04 (281580) (64-bit)
How to undo all this
- How to manage an "I want my cursor back!" kind of situation -
Once the Easter period gone, you'll wont to change your cursor back to default. Well, in order to do that, log into your Blogspot account, go to your blog template, click on "Edi HTML" button, and look for your cursor code (you should see something containing "cursors4u" blah blah in it.
I've selected it (grey highlight) in the screenshot below. Click to enlarge.
After selecting it, like in the image above, delete it, and then save the HTML. Now the cursor should be back to normal.
- Last update: 21 April 2015 -
- Last update: 21 April 2015 -