You'll find most of the HELP you need in links and demo's right on the pages you
use. For more help, here are some of the most commonly asked questions, answers and responses to
help you use Linky Tools:
Do you have to remember a bunch of little tricks and complexities to get Linky Tools to work?
Unlike other services that have lots of little tricks you must remember to make things work correctly, Linky Tools strives to WORK THE WAY YOU WORK... not force you to remember or learn how WE want you to work.
The tools are simple, easy to use. Where needed, we give instruction and demo's but all the tools are using just, click, click, click and use. Simple, easy, fun.
If you have any suggestions on how we can improve things and make Linky Tools even easier, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are always making changes and adjustments based on great tips and advice from our users.
Wordpress.com (blogs hosted ON Wordpress.com) does not support the technology necessary to include Linky Lists directly on your blog page. There is no way around this because of Wordpress security policies. No other linky service can do it either.
So, Wordpress.com users are given code that opens a Linky Tools page on the Linky Tools website. We host your links, entry form and other information on a separate page from your blog.
People entering links on your blog momentarily go to another page but are automatically redirected back to your blog.
If you have just put up a new linky list and it isn't showing:
If your list was previously showing and had links in it, and then all of sudden disappeared (rare, but has happened a few times):
If you are expecting the linky list to show up in your blog post but only a link to another page is showing:
Start: Choose the date you want your link to BE OPEN FOR NEW
SUBMISSIONS. The linky list will show on your blog as soon as you publish it,
but new links can only be entered starting at this date and time.
Stop: Choose the date you want your link to STOP accepting new
submissions. The linky list will show on your blog after the list is closed but
readers will not be able to enter new links.
IMPORTANT: It is smart to use Stop Dates so that down the road, spammers cannot
enter links and junk information that you constantly must go back and
manage. SPAMMERS WILL FIND OPEN LISTS no matter how old and bombard you with junk entries. Use close dates.
Make sure your TIME ZONE is set correctly in your User Account Settings.
A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS.When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the exact same list appears on each blog. Blog visitors can submit their entries on any blog that contains the list. The entries will appear on each blog where the list resides.Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can "HOP" from blog to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP!By designating your linky list as a BLOG HOP, a link will appear below your linky list where your blog readers can get the blog hop code for your linky. If you want to do a 'PRIVATE' blog hop, then do NOT check the blog hop checkbox, and simply share the code PRIVATELY with the other blog owners.
Brent Riggs & Linky Tools create the concept of the "blog hop" as it is used on so many blogs today.
All the links for any current subscriber will remain on your blog unless you manually delete them, or cancel your account with Linky Tools.
If you want your own permanent copy of your linky lists, then use the EXPORT link in your Dashboard.
If you are using Blogger (Blogspot), the Linky Tools list will NOT show up in their PREVIEW mode.
Other blogs may behave the same way. The way to test this, is to publish the blog post for a moment and see if the list shows.
You can also use the PREVIEW link for that linky list in your dashboard to see if the list is appearing correctly. If it appears in your Dashboard Preview, then it will appear in your blog post (assuming you have copied the linky code correctly into your blog post.)
The title you give your lists in your User Dashboard are for your use only.
They are friendly titles that help you identify and manage your lists.
They do NOT show up anywhere publicly. So if you are looking for them on your blog, they won't be there. They will be in your Linky Tools Dashboard.
When someone enters a thumbnail into your Thumbnail Linky list, that thumbnail is created at whatever size you have set.
For example, say you've set up your Thumbnail list at 80 pixels. That means each thumbnail is 80 pixels by 80 pixels.
If you go back and change your Thumbnail list to 160 pixels, then that 80 x 80 pixel thumbnail now has to be stretched to fill twice the space (160 x160 pixels) making the resolution one half the original.
If you did just the opposite (started with 160 pixel Thumbnail Linky and changed it to 80 pixels) you would be effectively DOUBLING the resolution because now that 160 pixel thumbnail would be squeezed down into an 80 pixel box making it 320 pixels in resolution.
If you change the thumbnail size on a Thumbnail LInky list, all entries made after that point will be the new image size and will not be blurry (assuming a reader does not upload a really small image that is actually smaller than your thumbnail size).