I’m moving the news here from Linky Land…
Permanent HTML Links
For those of you who were interested in saving permanent HTML for your Linky links, read more about that new feature on Mister Linky’s New Blog
Note, this is different from the WP Plugin. WP users should just use the plugin and ignore this altogether.
I’ve updated the Widget Wizard in a couple of places.
First, I now distinguish between WordPress (the web’s finest blogging software, by the way, if you ask me, which some of you have) and WordPress.com (the web’s worst free hosted blogging solution, if you must know). The former is used happily by everyone who has tried it, while the latter is so inflexible that you can’t add much of anything to it at all.
Second, I’ve added specific instructions for using Blogger Beta (yuck, if you want my opinion) with Ever-Linkies. You CAN use Comment-Linkies with Blogger Beta, but I haven’t finished writing those instructions yet, so I’ve disabled it in the wizard. Please file a support ticket if you need to get Comment-Linkies working with Blogger Beta.
Mister Linky welcomes Linky Helpy to the family. If you run into any problems with anything Linky just dial up the Help Desk and tell us your woes.
Mister Linky has a new blog — check it out and read all about the new MISTER LINKY WORDPRESS PLUGIN!!
WordPress plugin coming soon!
Talk to me…
If someone is abusing your Linkies, please let me know about it. I just banned “The Creep” and removed his entries. But if there’s someone else, please don’t just ignore it.
Paying the Bills
Standard members may have already noticed text ads appearing on their linkies. This is an unavoidable fact of economics and bandwidth. Let me say that paid members will never see ads in their linkies and standard members will only see text ads in theirs, never graphical ads.
One at a time…
Beginning this week, Mister Linky’s Standard members will be restricted to one Linky at a time.
This simply means that if you’re using Linkies for free, only the newest Linky will be displayed, but older Linkies will present a link to click to view their contents.
If you have an upgraded membership at any level, all of your Linkies will display as they always have. And I thank you very, very much for your support!
Hotmail and MSN seem to be working now, thanks to some new code that sends mail a different way. If you notice any change in e-mail reception, please let me know.
Get ‘em while they last!
There are just a couple more LIFETIME silver memberships left before they become available on a per-year basis. Want a lifetime silver membership? Hurry!! Get ‘em while they last!!
It’s in there!
New code? Yup, we got it!
And more delays…
You’d think I was running an airline or something! I’ve been working on a few more things to make sure this thing is ready… now all I need is to test it on my blog this week. So next weekend, on the 29th, you’ll see the new stuff. I promise!… unless there’s fog. :)
Hold onto your hat — big changes are coming this weekend! April 15-16 Mister Linky will have a few new tricks up his sleeve. Some of them won’t even cost you anything! Stay tuned! No, really!! :)
What’s in a name…
Once you have registered, be sure to use your new username in your Linky code. Your autolink script should say owner=newname — using your new username. If you have been using a different owner=something username, that can be fixed. Just e-mail me and I’ll be happy to help.
Hotmail and MSN seem to be rejecting Mister Linky’s confirmation e-mails. if you’re a user of one of these systems, please be patient, as each confirmation has to be rerouted manually. If you experience delays with other systems, please let me know and I’ll investigate.
Now accepting PayPal
I just signed up with PayPal, and hopefully it’s all working!
Registration will be required beginning May 1, 2006. A message will appear on non-registered Linkies beginning April 3, and blog owners will have four weeks to register. Since registration is free and mostly painless, this should not be a big deal for anybody. The reason for this change is to prevent anonymous users from sticking Linky scripts on their pages and stealing server/network resources from everyone who did take the time to sign up.
I’m still testing the new system… please let me know if you notice anything that doesn’t work quite right.
– Mister Linky