Using the InLinkz linkup tool to create a blog party



Using the InLinkz linkup tool to create a blog party, is as easy as watching this video!

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131 Responses to Using the InLinkz linkup tool to create a blog party

  1. Nice one.I’m gonna try this on my memes. 🙂

  2. Andy says:

    I’m excited to try it! I do have a question. After pasting the html to my blog I realized I entered the incorrect start time. I edited the time on your site. Do I need to repaste the script, or will it automatically change the start time?

    • admin says:

      No, you don’t have to do anything else. The script is common to whatever style your collection may be.

      Cheers!

  3. Sharon says:

    So excited to find this (I saw it on Darcy’s blog for her Sweet Shot meme and I love it!). I’ll be using this from now on!

  4. Yolanda says:

    Acabo de descubrirles maravillosa idea, e informare en mi blog de este hallazgo llamado Inlinkz.Aparte de ponerlo como directorio por supuesto
    Gracias thanks

  5. Pattie says:

    I copied and pasted the html in that mode but when I preview my new post I don’t see the icon. I am putting a new post on our blogspot and setting the post time for tomorrow. I hope this doesn’t matter.How can I see the icon?

    • admin says:

      Blogger preview wipes out the script. So, unfortunately, you cannot see the button through blogger’s preview. You can see it outside your post though, through your InLinkz dashboard by clicking on the name of the collection (or the preview link underneath it). This is for you to make sure that the collection is how you like it. You can add/remove links there and get a feel of how it displays.
      http://blog.inlinkz.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?p=19&approved=1#comments-form
      Scheduling the collection works fine, it has been tested by many users (and myself of course)

      Cheers!

  6. Rachel says:

    Hiya, i am currently holding a blog candy using your inlinkz for my entrants… my query is that i have said that they could use my url if they don’t have a blog of there own…(which has always worked in the past when using another link system). problem is that my url has been used 3 times i think and now inlinkz isn’t letting anyone else use it.. is this right or is there a way around this.. as i would like to open my candy to all not just people with blogs… thank you. Regards Rach

    • admin says:

      Hi Rach,

      Indeed InLinkz does not allow double entries. The point is to help blog owners to maintain their collection and not have to deal with multiple entries. Moreover, there is not really a point to use a thumbnail to display the same thing all over again. So what you can do is since you are interested only in their emails, let them know that they can put whatever blog they want on the URL page (for example, a photo from flickr that they like) and leave their correct email address. So this way, your blog candy giveaway will be much more colorful and interesting. Another way to go around this problem next time is to use a text link only, so they can put whatever they want on the URL since you can hide it!

      Another thing to let your users know is that the red “X” is a delete mark and their name is displayed correctly to all the other users. Only the submitter of an entry gets the chance to delete his link (and the red “X”). You can redirect your readers to the question mark beside “Add your link” button for help on how to submit a link and not be startled by the “X”.

      Cheers!

      Aris

  7. Heather says:

    I just started my weekly meme and found your site on another blogger’s site and fell in LOVE! I’ve created my collection and posted it like specified but the Froggy Blue Link button isn’t showing up. What am I doing wrong?
    Here is my url to view what I see:
    click here

    • admin says:

      Hi Heather!

      Your collection is set to start in the future so no blue froggy will appear until then..
      For now only the date that the collection will be active is available (Submissions start April 29, 2010, 5:00 pm)

      You have done nothing wrong, everything is set up fine. If the start date was entered by mistake, you can still change it now. Whatever change you make now, can always be undone 🙂

      Cheers!

      Aris

  8. Heather says:

    WOW!! That was a quick response! Awesome customer service, Aris.

    I’m glad I did everything right, thanks 🙂

    Have a good evening!

  9. Thanks so much for this new linky – it’s the first time I’ve seen this image-enabled one and I’m eager to try;)

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  11. sandy says:

    My “script” is not pasting to my page. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Can you explain? Thanks! sandy

    • admin says:

      Are you in HTML edit mode?

      The output of the script will be available when the post is actually on air.. Previews do not show it, but it is there!!

  12. sandy says:

    I believe I was in HTML edit code. I just don’t see the linky on my blog post. Am I able to see it from my blog or can only others see it? ( And is this a completely dumb question? ) Thanks for your help. sandy

  13. chubskulit says:

    Thanks for this, I’ll be hosting a meme starting tomorrow and this is an awesome tool!

  14. Laurie E says:

    Question: Is there a way for me to set up a linky party that will automatically close after a certain number of entries have been submitted?

  15. Beate says:

    Question:
    I have a wordpress blog. I added your link while in code form, but it doesn’t stick. Does this not work on WordPress?

    I have seen your linkz on other blog entries and LOVE it. I would love to use it on my blog.

    • admin says:

      InLinkz does not work on wordpress.com hosted blogs. It does work on self-hosted wordpress blogs though as a charm. Which one do you have?

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂

  16. Beth Moore says:

    The link is not showing up in my blogpost. I was in the HTML edit mode when I entered it and while the description is there, there is no where to add the link… the little frog is not there.

    • admin says:

      Did you check the times? voting should start AFTER the end of the submissions period. When voting starts, no froggy is visible.. So you can set eg. start of collection on May 25, end of submissions/start of voting on July 4 and close the collection (and voting) on July 6th.

      From what I can see, you set the voting period to start immediately. You can always go to your dashboard and edit the times as you see fit

      Cheers

  17. Do you have a random generator to select winners??? Crossing my fingers 🙂

  18. Cathrine says:

    I have a current challenge set up using inlinkz. About a quarter of the entrants so far could not link (they say it would not upload). All are links to blogspot blog posts. All the ones that did link are blogspot as well. Any idea what is wrong? I love this little link program and really want to make it work. Thanks 🙂

    • admin says:

      well, the only thing that I can think of is that it takes a little while (no more than a minute or so) to actually render the image on the collection. Until then, there is the froggy in their picture and this might make some think that their “upload” went wrong.

      It is clearly stated and in red color on the image selection page that it might take a while for the thumbnail to appear but even I sometimes miss reading important,red and bold stuff.

      Could you please tell them try again and refresh the page in a minute?

      On my side I’ll try to think of something to solve this.

      Cheers!

  19. Tara says:

    I’m trying out your linkz for the first time on a current challenge… can you tell me what the ‘draw winner’ button on my dashboard will do?

    • admin says:

      Draw winner will let you choose which entry is considered a winner and write a message at the end of the collection.

      It does not draw winners randomly or more than one but this will be implemented soon. (multiple random winners)

  20. Cathrine says:

    Here is the response I got back from one customer unable to link. Hope it helps shed some light…

    Yeah, I didn’t even get to go to the thumbnail page. I kept hitting the “Next Step” button, but nothing would happen. I wouldn’t even get a sign from my computer that it was doing anything. There was no response whatsoever.

    • admin says:

      Hi Cathy,

      He could try another browser to see it it is the browser that is giving him the problem. Earlier versions of Internet explorer usually present such non-standard behaviour.

      If he/she still has problems, just reffer him to info[at]inlinkz.com so I can take a better look.

      Cheers

  21. Cathrine says:

    Hmmm… one person with the same issue mentioned they tried 3 different computers (of course they might have had the same version of IE).

    I am a self hosted wordpress blog. Since some people can link and others can’t the problem is not with my webhost being incompatible with inlinkz right?

    So far, about half can link – half cannot.

    • admin says:

      Your host is fine.. Just found the problem… You have the same collection twice on the same page. (on the sidebar)..

      You should remove one of two because it makes the script repeat itself.

      Cheers!

  22. Cathrine says:

    Fixed it. Thank you! Thank you!

  23. I am having a problem with my people having the same one repeated. How can I change it so they can have a new link?

  24. Mary says:

    Hi! Love your link system! We feature a challenge held on the 1st and 15th of each month . . . a wordpress hosted blog. I realize your program doesn’t work for us, but are wondering if it is something planned in the future? Oooo, we’d love to use your code! 😀

  25. One Heart says:

    I’ve been trying different link programs for a new meme on my blog. Is there any way to moderate the links or pics before they go on the list? It’s kind of scary to run a meme that I cannot be monitoring the entire 24/7 for two days and I’m not sure who will link up with what leading my readers to something inappropriate. Any help or tips would be appreciated. Thx!

  26. Tony says:

    Fantastic product guys. Just wondering if you can use the same html in more than 1 place on my blog?
    Thanks
    Tony

  27. Joan Babb says:

    I am trying to add the script for the link into my post that starts a blog party tomorrow, but nothing shows up on the post that I am writing. Am I doing something wrong? Should the script show up in the html print block? Help

  28. admin says:

    There is a full post on blogger here : http://blog.inlinkz.com/?p=60 . The only thing you get to see before posting is the tags. Everything else will show up on your post when you actually have it posted. If the collection hasn’t started yet, it will be displayed with a message stating when the submissions begin.

  29. Nina says:

    Can you tell me if it’s possible to put a linky to a post, and have the enddate open. And for the next post a new linky? SO that we have 2 linky’s on the same time, on the same blog?

    thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Nina,

      open end dates are not possible (well you can set it to expire a year from now though!).

      As for the multiple different linkies on a page, yes you can have as many as you want. But please, be polite to our server resources and don’t put TOO many (eg. 5-10 🙂

      Cheers!

  30. My third link isn’t showing up on my blog even though it is showing up here on my dashboard.

    • admin says:

      it is probably set to show three columns and one is getting hidden by the sidebar.. Edit the collection on your dashboard and select one or two columns.

      Cheers!

  31. Brenda says:

    I would like to have this available for advertisers to add their items to a shopping page. Is there anyway I can make the “Add Your Link” visible to Advertisers only and yet allow the end result be seen by everyone?

    Thank you! I LOVE this idea. I found you on another blog. Will also do one for my personal blog. Very cool 🙂

    • admin says:

      Hi Brenda,

      unfortunately there is no way to distinguish between two groups of users somehow. So all users, see the collection in the same way!

      It is rather interesting though as an extension to have two different “views” depending on the landing page. I will add it on the “could-be-a-nice-feature” list! Thanks! 🙂

  32. CPC says:

    I have a creative blog that holds challenges daily. Is there a way to insert in the code to an auto-script post daily so that I don’t have to add the HTML code to each post daily? Thank you and great work you’re doing. Love it much more than anything else.

    • admin says:

      hi!

      Welk, there is no such feature YET but if you describe what you need in more detail, maybe I can add something to help you out.

  33. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for making inlinkz. Love it!

    I’d like to know how to have a default image for people who don’t want to provide their own. Right now, I’m just seeing a blank white square, and sometimes that option doesn’t show up when it comes time to choose the thumbnail. I see you have your logo showing as a default on your examples. How can I have something like that?

    Thanks!

    • admin says:

      this feature was requested before and it is planned for the week between 18-25 of July which is this week 😉 so, there will be a ‘default’ option on the data entry form before friday night.

      Thanks for loving InLinkz 🙂

  34. Connie says:

    When the “link” expires, does it remain up?
    Thx,
    Connie

    • admin says:

      Yep!. It just displays a “Collection closed” instead of the blue froggy button!

  35. Dayle says:

    I used Mr. Linky previousy.. am trying your service for the first time. I attempted to go in and edit some of the links that didn’t use permalinks. However, my edits didn’t take. The link would not work. Any advice for next time?

    • admin says:

      Hi Dayle,

      On the administration interface you have the ability to put WHATEVER you want to your links. So there could be a posibility to add an extra http in front of the link or remove it completely. Could you please give me a link to your collections to take a look myself?

      Cheers!

      Aris

  36. Connie says:

    Thank you for the reply. Now for another question. Can we change the expiration date to a longer period of time is we want to?
    Thanks

    • admin says:

      of course, just go to your dashboard and edit your collection to set the desired expiration. Your links are safe when editing your collections

  37. Jennifer McGuire says:

    can we do this with typepad?

  38. Nina says:

    I LOVE InLinkz!!

    Can you tell me what exactly what the number for “Views” and “Link Clicks” mean, what exactly does this track?

    Thanks, I truly love this program!

    • admin says:

      Thank you for loving InLinkz 🙂

      Views of a collection are the times this collection has been shown. It is roughly the same number as your post views. Every time someone sees the collection, this number is updated.

      Link Clicks are the sum of the clicks each link in the collection has received. It is a measure on how much the users click the links or just add their own and leave.
      For example, if you have 50 links and 100 link clicks, then you have very lazy submitters as they are only putting their own link and not go to other blogs. This is a real eye opener. Another example is eg having 1000 collection views and 10000 link clicks which means that each reader visits an average of 10 of your links.

      There are some cases though where there are 50 links, many views but no clicks and this gets a little sad as someone may realize that the links on his blog are not that interesting.

      If you want to view link clicks in more detail, you should go to the “view x clicks” link of the collection. There you will see exactly how many clicks each link has received.

      More statistics will be added though. (such as clicks/hour/date/weekday, geolocated clicks (on a map) etc)

      Cheers!

    • Nina says:

      OH, thanks so much and very very interesting… and I still loving InLinkz!

      CHEERS~!

  39. Karla says:

    This may not be your question to answer. But I just set up my first link party and it is in place on the blog. However, on other blogs I have seen they have a box under their “button” with the HTML code for people to use and link back to them. How do I do that?

    Thanks for any help you can give me! I am excited to use your service!

    • admin says:

      Hi Karla,

      You can give your readers the same script code you put in your own blog. It will work for all people that have a site that supports scripts eg blogger, self hosted wordpress, typepad and custom sites.

      So the only thing you have to do is put the script in html format which means escaping < with < and the likes.

  40. Paula M says:

    I am setting up Inlinkz for the first time and I have the code copied, but not sure where to put it. When I open up the HTML – is there a particular place to insert it? Or do I add it under posts?
    Everything else is very clear – just not sure where to paste the link. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Paula,

      you can insert the code wherever you wish the widget to appear. You can insert it e.g. inside your post so it will appear exactly there. Usually, when someone is running a challenge, they put it just before the end of their post so it is the last thing that it is displayed.

      Cheers!

  41. Christine says:

    I am having problems when I post the script onto my blog it has so many spaces it takes up the whole page and even when I try and edit it from Inlinkz it still does not work. Now I am getting a message at the bottom of my post that the collection was canceled????

    I would appreciate your help and thank you in advance for your help.

    Post-less blogger,

    -christine

    • admin says:

      Hi Christine,

      the editor of the description has the bad habit on some browsers to add extra Enters. You can delete them of course, if you press page down a lot and work your way up with backspace, to the last character of your description.

      Collection was canceled means you deleted it or entered a collection id that does not exist in the script (which is improbable).

      If you face any problems drop me an email and we can fix it together!

      Cheers!

  42. Kent Weakley says:

    Is there a way to allow users to upload multiple images to the same collection?

    • admin says:

      Every link that gets into the URL field must be unique. One way around this is to add a #1, #2 #whatever at the end of the URL . This is telling the page to go to anchor 1,2,whatever but if the anchor is not there, no harm done.

      On the other hand, since many people have asked about letting users put more than one image based on the same link, I’ll make it an option in the next update.

      Cheers!

  43. Emily says:

    You guys are super fast, I didn’t even post here and you found me! Thank you for the comment about the collection at the top of my page. WP was very hard to navigate as I use the Athalupa Theme and it has 200 settings. I could only get it to show up at the top of the page. Admittedly I am ignorant about a great deal of this – when my friend returns from VMWorld he has promised to help me with this. I love InLinkz and just wanted it up so badly 🙂

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your kind words.

      If it is of any help: instead of putting the script on your main page, put it inside a post. When you edit the post you can easily insert the script tag in the HTML edit mode. This way it will show like it is a part of the post and not something “up there” 🙂

      Cheers!

  44. Manuela says:

    I love this tool for our challengeblog. But unfortunately most of our participants can’t see the pictures of the entries of our latest challenge. Don’t know why? Any suggestions? 😉

    Have a look: http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com

    Thanks 🙂

    • admin says:

      Hi Manuela,

      You have set a fixed layout of 3 columns. But I can only see (and probably your readers) only 2 of them and a small bit of the third. InLinkz does follow the layout (styles / tables / css) of the blog it is put on so you can either set your columns to two (or try neatfit to see if it is laid out better) or change the stylesheet of your blog.

      You can try these changes even now the collection is running (from the dashboard -> edit collection). It will not harm your links.

      Cheers!

  45. Kent Weakley says:

    HELP!!! I put in an inlinkz contest on one of my blog pages and it reflowed my entire blog layout and killed my right side bar! I’ve removed the contest and all is fine. I’ve adjusted to less columns but still the reflow??? Help!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Kent!

      There are two possibilities for something like this to happen.
      one is that the script was placed between another tag that should be closed first. Try placing the script tags somewhere else. Check the preview on the dashboard to see how it should be displayed.
      Another possibility is that you have entered some invalid HTML in the description field which from what I see at least, it is not the case.

      If you still have problems with this, create a preview post and send me a link to take a look myself.

      Cheers!

    • admin says:

      Hi Ginger,

      “error: name lookup timed out” means that the site you are getting the images from (your site that is) is a bit slow. InLinkz waits 10 seconds to receive an answer from the site so as to get the images. If that time passes, (usually sites load under a couple of seconds) it produces this message. If you get this message a lot, you can copy the image URL you want (via right click on the image) and when you get to the error page, go to the second tab from the top (direct image url) and put the image URL there. This will skip the whole image discovery process.

    • Ginger says:

      Thanks – it seems to have sorted itself out now 🙂

  46. Vicki says:

    I am not familiar with the term “memes” and the “date” under it. I wanted to go back to my first collection and review but couldn’t find it. Is that because I have not signed up for the upgrade? (I plan to on the 1st of the month.)

    • admin says:

      Meme is a recurring collection that you want to have its settings saved. Each time you create a collection based on a meme, the default settings (size, character allowance, dates etc) are based on the original collection saved as meme.

      E.g. if you have a collection starting always on Tuesdays on 5:40pm, you can save it as a meme and next time, create it as easily as just selecting the meme and clicking create collection.

    • Vicki says:

      Thanks. One more question (I hope) Can you bypass the Guide 101 and go directly to the page where you add the collection? If so where?

    • admin says:

      You mean on the help blog? Something like that : http://blog.inlinkz.com/?p=60 .

      Anyway, a pdf manual is on the works. It will soon be released.

  47. Hi,
    Thank you for a very handy tool!
    I am currently using it to make a linkpage of blogs I visit on a static page on my blog.

    But in my blogdesign I add a border automatically to all pictures in a post. Now all my inlinkz pictures get that same border. I have tried to change the “border=0” html code in the inlinkz as to prevent this (looks terrible) but that doesn’t work and gets overwritten by my blogpost settings. Any help?
    You can see it happening here:
    http://www.songbirdisnesting.com/1999/01/beautiful-blogs.html

    Thank you your help is much appreciated

    • admin says:

      Hi!

      InLinkz uses the blog’s theme to render its thumbnails. So, having a table with such attributes, sets the thumbnails to be rendered with these attributes. One way to bypass this, is to use the “neatfit” layout (you can go to your dashboard and select neatfit from the number of columns drop down menu).

      This will not affect your thumbnails, only the way they get rendered.

      There is such a feature in our todo list (override default styles) but it is relatively low priority and may take a couple of months before it gets implemented.

  48. Java says:

    Hi…I just signed up and was wondering if there is a way to make the link a blog hop so that others can post it on their own blog?

    • admin says:

      The blog-hop is nothing more than sharing the script code you put on your own blog with others to put in theirs. So if you just put the code somewhere accessible to your users, possibly with some instructions on how to put the code on their own blog, you have created a blog hop.

      A nice example of this can be seen at the very end of this blog: http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/2010/04/100-blog-posts-lets-celebrate/

    • Java says:

      Hi…I tried that but then there were 2 linky’s on…how can I add the script code without it showing a linky?

      Thanks!

    • admin says:

      My mistake.. You can add the code to actually show the linky in html mode as usual. If you want it to show as is without rendering a collection, you’ll have to put it while in compose mode. This will automaticaly convert html characters to display rather than execute.

      There will soon be a blog-hop button when creating a collection that will display the code to grab in a text box so people can grab it from there without needing any blog-owner input

  49. Peep says:

    Hello!

    When I try to add a link to the collection, or delete a link from my site, it gives me a blank page. I have no idea what is supposed to show up after I submit a link. Is that how it works? Just enter a link, backspace, and refresh? Thanks in advance.

    • admin says:

      When InLinkz goes to the selection page, it keeps a variable with the site URL it came from. This way it knows where it should go after the link insertion. If something hides this address (the browser settings or a web filter (some over-eager security programs do this) or an anonymizing site/software InLinkz has no knowledge of where it came and thus it behaves like in your case. You can try using another browser (which will probably have other settings) or disabling for a minute your internet security software so to see who is responsible for the behaviour

  50. Cazzy says:

    Hi, I changed the timezone to the London/U.K. one and that is what it displays. It always ends several hours later than expected so is the time actually working on Pacific time or something else than GMT despite my settings?

    • admin says:

      You will probably have to go edit the start and end times of the collections you created before making the change. The collections do not know you changed your timezone yet.

  51. Beverly says:

    Can I use this on TypePad?

  52. Judith Gowdy says:

    Hi. I just added a collection to my blog but set it to show names only when I wanted images and names. Can I change this? If I do will I lose the links I already have?

    Thanks for your help.

    • admin says:

      Unfortunately, choosing wether the collection will have images or not can only be done at collection creation time. You will have to create a new collection with images. This is done because if you have text only links, there is no way to define which images are assigned to them so they will display as invalid images (the dreaded blue froggie)

  53. Michelle says:

    On my dashboard it says my subscription ends in 12 days. Is this not a free service?

    • admin says:

      Hi Michelle,

      as stated here http://www.inlinkz.com/knowMore.php (which is the link that is right beside the extend link) there is a small fee involved to use collections with thumbnails.

      All text-only collections are free to use without any restriction whatsoever, including all the features the paid subcribers get.

  54. Suzanne says:

    How do I show the products without the little red x beside each description? I also don’t want the numbers beside the product name. Here is the page I’m using it on:
    http://www.quietfiredesign.com/Galleries/Projects/ChristmasLuminaryDeborah.htm
    Thanks for any help you can give me. Once I figured this out, it was amazingly fast to build. Very nice.

  55. Suzanne says:

    Ah, thanks, I wondered if I was the only one who could see those. Yes, I will contact you about the Link Manager, it looks awesome! Thanks!

  56. delcasmx says:

    Is there any way I can change the size of my thumbnails after I created the collection? I only have the free account.

    • admin says:

      Hi. The thumbnail siye cannot be changed once it has been selected neither on the free nor on the extended accouts. This is done because in order to get a good quality thumbnail, you have to resize to the target resolution and not keep a big size resizing it on the browser because it appears pixelized

  57. Cherie says:

    Ok, would I be able to create a sponsor collection? I am thinking that when someone signs up to be a sponsor, I would enter them in and put their email and their image. I am new to this.

  58. Cherie says:

    Can I change the size of the links? I believe I originally set the first ones at 50 but would like them now to be 75. What can I do?

    • admin says:

      Hi Cherie,

      Unfortunately, changing sizes after the collection has Been created, is not supported. This is done because we care about the quality of the thumbnail. If we let the program change size of some thumbnails, while others are e.g of a smaller size, the images would look very ‘different’ (bad) due to resizing and all their crispness would be gone!

      I hope you understand the reasoning behind his.

  59. ElizOF says:

    I just launched my first blog hop on WordPress and wanted to know if others have done so too and what they might have done to move the process along.
    What are the benefits of exporting the link? Also can I add the link to a dedicated page on my blog so others can add their blog there instead of the off site page which it currently shows?
    Thanks,
    Eliz

  60. Diana says:

    Hi,

    I just added the link, it works great except that I cannot see thumbnails in my post. The froggy says click to view/add link, and only after I click I can see the links.

    Could you, please, help, so I can see the thumbnails too?

    Thanks,
    Diana

  61. Diana says:

    Ok, I just changed the code from the second to third and it works 🙂

  62. I want to join another blog’s InLinkz not start one, http://www.texastypeamom.com/2011/02/type-thursday-224.html.
    Isigned up but not sure what to dojust to add the code so I can put it on my blog for her.

    • admin says:

      Hi Barbara,

      You don’t have to even register to InLinkz to add your links to other blogs. Just go ahead and press the froggy button on the blog to submit your link. There is a small question mark button right beside the “insert your link” button so you can take a look at the procedure.

      If you run into any problems, just let us know at info(at)inlinkz.com

  63. Hi, I use you for linking every week with no problems but today it does not show the individual links … it only says how many people have entered. Is there something that has changed or that I need to do differently?
    Marcea x

    • admin says:

      There is a setting in the dashboard that says, “display entries”. This is unchecked. Go to your dashboard and click on” edit collection” and make sure the” display entries” is checked. This will display your links like in previous collections

  64. thankyou so much – all sorted now :o)
    xxx

  65. Hi! Just 2 quick questions:
    1) Is there a way to add my URL as the #1 spot in the Linky, or do I just have to be online when it posts & make sure I enter myself first?

    2) If I select weekly meme, is the only thing I have to change each week the date? (Then copy/paste code into blog.)

    Thank you!

    • admin says:

      Quick answers : )

      1. Yes, before you put the code in your blog, go to the preview (click the collection name in your dashboard) and there, you can do what you want. You can edit dates as you like at any time. No links will be harmed in the process.
      So you can do the following: Change the start date to past, go to preview, add links, change date back to when you want the collection to open and THEN put it on your blog..

      2. You don’t have to select the date either, it is automatically adjusted. (Disclaimer, new features like url checking might not have made their way to the meme saving yet but, they will soon)

    • Thank you for your quick reply! I’ll do as you instructed 🙂

  66. I am unable to add the links I need to add before we go live tomorrow night. Are you experiencing issues on the website or am I doing something wrong? I am clicking on preview but it is not giving me the option to add my links.

    • admin says:

      Hi.

      No issues. You have probably not set the opening date on a past date.

      You have to set the opening date eg a day ago so the collection opens, then add your link and then reset the opening date to when you need to ..

      The preview is used for adding links because it is not visible to people. It still behaves like the normal collection and it is bound by the same visibility rules.

  67. rorybore says:

    Hi…love using InLinkz!! So far it has worked great- no problems at all.

    I do a weekly hop/meme and I am pretty sure I set my collection up that way. Each week I have been adding a new collection based on my weekly meme (called Tuesday coffee chat), automatically changes the dates for me – so easy – and I just submit, copy and paste the code. never failed yet. So now I have 6 collections on my dashboard page. Am I doing it right?
    Or should I have been just editing the first linky I did with the new dates? Because it just occurred to me if I keep doing this on a weekly basis..for years….there will be hundreds of collections on my dashboard!

    • admin says:

      Yes you are doing it right.

      Once you have more than 15 collections, the dashboard is paging them (15 collections on each page). The pages are selectable by numbers at the bottom. Some users already have more than 300 collections, paged and sorted, present to past. Moreover, we will soon introduce a search on collections function to make it easier to navigate in them

      So don’t be afraid, go on and create your collections the way you do and do not worry what will happen in the future. We will take care of that!

  68. KM says:

    A fellow blogger and I are trying to set up a Link up. We would like users to be able to add a link on either of our sites and it will show up on both lists. I’ve seen one other set of bloggers do this using inLinz.com. Is there a specific way we need to set up the collection on each of our blogs?