Regarding the new and old link-up code
in the get script page you will find two different kinds of code:
The old code.
Shown above is a rendering of the old code that was what you may have seen or used already in most of the linkups throughout the internet. It is stable and works everywhere but it is not reader friendly and it just produces a list of links. In case of many links in the linkup, it might get very tiring to the user to have to scroll to endless depths to get to the finish of the list.
If you are unsure of what to use though, please use this code (marked “Old Code“) in the “get script” page below.
The new code
The new code is an improved, more dynamic and social version of the older code.
It actually helps the user navigate between the links, marks the visited links, has improved voting code and allows users to use social networks like pinterest, facebook and tweeter on each link they like, announcing both YOU and the link owner to their audience.
Its link insertion method is keeping the user outside your page. It all happens on a popup dialog box and the user never leaves the page.
Moreover it allows you to keep a neat blog by allowing it to “page” the links in groups . This is settable by the “pageSize” parameter in the code. You can set it from e.g. 40 links per page , up to 600. It is your choice.
To support the paging, the widget remembers where the user was, last time she has visited your blog.
So she will continue to see page 2 if this is the page she was looking last time. And the links she has visited will be marked so a new visit to your blog is guaranteed to provide your users with fresh material
How to insert the codes
In order to insert the code, you need to put it in your blog, while being in the “text” (or HTML as blogger names it) mode of your blog editor. Switching back to preview will most probably remove part of the code and it will appear as it is loading. Without this script tag, the code will never load and you will have to re-enter the code in your blog.
Please take extra care with this step.
The best way is to publish/schedule the post as soon as you put the code in text/HTML mode and do not switch in preview. (this is true with every code out there, not just InLinkz)
If you are unsure of the previous step, you can try putting the code in a very old post of yours and try it. You will not alarm your users with a notification of a new post and you will see how it works.
Please try experimenting a bit before actually posting a linkup for the first time in your blog as this may save you time and readers in the process.
Inserting code in blogger.
Inserting code in wordpress.
If you are unsure of the previous step, you can try putting the code in a very old post of yours and try it. You will not alarm your users with a notification of a new post and you will see how it works. Please try experimenting a bit before actually posting a linkup for the first time in your blog as this may save you time and readers in the process.
For bloggers with their own wordpress.org-based, self-hosted blog, there is a link to a wordpress plugin that, once installed to your blog, will allow you to use the shortcodes also available from the “get script” page.
The advantage of the plugin is that your linkups are immediately visible in your blog preview and you do not have to be careful about switching between Text and Preview modes as the shortcode is compatible with both.
You can see an example of the code in the above image
If you run into any trouble, here is a checklist to find out what happens:
- The list says that is loading for ever
Most probably, the script part is missing. Please check your post. You can quickly check the code of your blog by right-clicking on your blog and selecting “View source” . Then, with Ctrl-F, you can search for the “inlinkz.com” keyword which is where the code is.
Compare the code with what you got from the script page. If some of it is missing, then your blog editor has removed part of it. Re-get the code from the script page and put it again, replacing all the previous code.
- The widget has loaded but there is no blue button to add my link
Please check the start time of your linkup. The button only appears when it is time to enter links.
- The widget creates pages with the links. I want to show all of my 6000 links on one page
Edit the code on your blog and change the “pageSize” parameter to a number up to 600. No extra editing is required.
- Why did you change the widget! I wanted the old one
The new widget is a platform that is going to include new features targeted to captivate your readers, increase your traffic and make YOU look great.
Those features are impossible to be incorporated to the old-style widget. You are free to use that old one though if you like.