Create Unique QR Codes For Your Blog Posts

A QR code is a specific matrix barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and mobile phones.

By adding QR codes to your blog posts you can enhance mobile users’ experience and they can visit the URLs easily by that. Earlier I showed you how to generate QR codes using Goo.gl. Now we’ll see how to generate QR codes for your blog and blog posts.

Creating QR Codes For Blog Posts

We are using Google Chart Tools for doing this. You just need to add the following code in single.php file or anywhere you want.

<img src=”http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=150×150&chld=L|4&chl=<?php the_permalink(); ?/>” width=”150″ height=”150″ alt=”QR code” />

or

<img src=”https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=150×150&cht=qr&chl=<?php the_permalink(); ?/>&choe=UTF-8″ width=”150″ height=”150″ alt=”QR code”/>

Creating QR Code For Your Blog

HBB QR Code

For the main URL, https://hellboundbloggers.com, I can use this for generating QR Code.

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=200×200&chl=https://hellboundbloggers.com

You can also add QR code parameters to customize how you want it to be. You can scan it with your QR code scanner and check whether it is working or not.

You can try QR Code Plugin for adding QR codes in Blogger.

HOW TO: Generate A QR Code Using Goo.gl

QR CodeHope you guys are aware about the public launch of Google’s URL Shortener service — Goo.gl. Goo.gl has features like automatic spam detection and it has nearly 100% uptime since their initial launch. You can use your Google account to view URL history, traffic sources, referrers and visitor profiles for countries, browsers and platforms.

I came to know Goo.gl has an awesome Easter Egg which instantly turns any link into a QR Code. A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or 2D code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. You can easily create it using this simple URL tweak. Earlier also we were able to generate QR codes using Goo.gl, but that was not the official way, and now since Goo.gl is live, we can easily generate them.

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