Blackout your WordPress.com blog to support STOP SOPA
UPDATE! January 16, 2012:
SOPA has been “shelved” indefinitely, but PIPA is still a problem, and the blackout WILL continue!
So, you want to blackout your WordPress.com blog in support of STOP SOPA day on January 18, 2012?
It’s actually pretty easy.
Go to your Dashboard. On the Sidebar find APPEARANCE > WIDGETS.
Create a new Text Widget with this inside (make sure to save it):
<div align="center" style="position:fixed;width:100%;height:100%; top:0;right:0;background-color:#3D0707;-moz-opacity:0.9;opacity:.90; filter:alpha(opacity=90);text-align:center;font-size:700%; font-weight:bold;padding-top:300px;"> <span style="color:#fff;">Stop SOPA/PIPA </span> <a style="font-size:20%;color:#fff;" href="https://www.eff.org/#censored" target="_blank">https://www.eff.org/</a></div>
This is what it will look like *code changed slightly to include PIPA; screenshot does not reflect this change*:
Your blog will then be inaccessible to visitors. However, the link on the blackout screen is clickable and will open in a separate window, so your visitors will be able to get information about what SOPA is, and how they can help stop it.
If any part of this tutorial is too confusing, or it just doesn’t work right for you, please feel free to comment and I’ll do what I can to help you get it working. Except on January 18, 2012. 😉
For more help with this topic, try the WordPress forums: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-best-to-go-dark-for-sopa-protest?replies=55
For help with other ways to participate: