Sunday, July 24, 2011

Feedburner Subscription Box: Making It Smaller

If you use FeedBurner for email subscriptions to your blog (and why not? It works really well and it's free!), you might not like how the FeedBurner standard subscription box is huge because it takes up valuable real estate on your sidebar.

I read a bunch of posts on how to pimp it, and to make things easier, I am just giving you the code for the modifications that I've made. Be sure to save your FEED ID number before you start to customize. Alternately, you can get it from your FeedBurner account.

My Old Feedburner Email Subscription Box was much wider and has a FeedBurner message at the bottom:


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

My New FeedBurner Email Subscription Box is more narrow:


Step 1: Cut and paste your feedburner code into a safe place.
Step 2: If you like my form, cut and paste the code below.

I can't figure out a way to put up the code so that it can be cut and pasted. I know there is a way, but I just don't know it. Leave a comment and I'll email the code to you, I guess. I also got the code from the links below which is easy to cut/paste but you'll have to make all the changes yourself.

Step 3: Put in your Feed ID.
Step 4: Save and close

This post is by PragmaticMom. Who knew what she could manipulate HTML code?! Not really, but she can fake it when necessary.

p.s. Useful Posts on Topic:

How to Customize Your Feedburner Email Subscription Form, Part I
How to Customize The Feedburner Subscription Email Form for Your Blog


  1. I don't see the HTML to copy? Am I looking in the wrong place?

  2. Hi Ellen,
    I just emailed you the code. I am having technical issues in putting up the code. When it's HTML code, it disappears in Blogger. When it's a graphic, you can't cut and paste it and you will go postal if you have to type it in.

    The easiest solution is just for me to email you the code. Let me know if that works for you.

    Thanks for your comment and for noticing the glitch.


  3. Please email the code for the small box. Please, please, please :) Thanks!!!

  4. Are you still open to emailing your code? I just found this helpful post today!