Most of you using Mr. Linky have found that the green frog shows up beautifully in your editor, and indeed, people can see the Mr. Linky as it sits in their e-mail notifications, but once the post goes live, there’s a blank spot where Mr. Linky should be.
This happened to us at Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie a couple of weeks back. I wrote a ticket to Mr. Linky, thinking that my problem was with them. They replied that the problem lay in WordPress’s cache policy. Our Jen from Blog it or Lost it! put her analytical mind to the problem as well as wrote a ticket to WordPress with my correspondence with Mr. Linky. She spent not a bit of time posting back and forth with a WordPress person and got no satisfaction, but observing the Haiku Horizons weekly prompt, that uses Mr. Linky, but their own badge to direct their readers to the Mr. Linky form, figured out what needed to be done to get Mr. Linky to work.
On Haiku Horizons, you won’t see Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page, but the Haiku Horizons badge, which once clicked takes you to Mr. Linky where you can add your data. How does this work. Why in the same way that you get an image widget to show up on the side-bar of your Blog!
You go to your Media Library choose the image you want reproduced on your sidebar, copy and paste the code information you find attached to your image into the Widget information box and there you go… you’ve got an image of one of your photos or badges of sites you follow on the sidebar.
So, what you must do to use Mr. Linky is download the image to your computer and then upload the Mr. Linky Green Frog to your Media Library, it will create a code … below is the Modified code (I changed the blog info shown) for a the image of Mr. Linky on a hypothetical Blog:
It has all the information to open an image from your media editor, location name, date uploaded, name and type of image when it was uploaded in html form … I’m presuming that the <a> says to show the image, but I’m not code oriented so I can’t tell you.
Now you can go and get your regular code from the Mr. Linky site:
<a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=maryslittlelamb=12Feb2015b&meme=wr”><img border=”0″ src=”http://www.blenza.com/linkies/graphic.php?owner=maryslittlelamb=12Feb2015b&meme=wr”></a>
you’ll recognize this … in our case it’s an modified old code used by our Jen for MLMM …
Remove the last part of the code after src= this is a facsimile of what you should now see:
<a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=maryslittlelamb=12Feb2015b&meme=wr”><img border=”0″ src=
At this point add to this code contains the information of where your Mr. Linky frog is on your Blog:
<a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=maryslittlelamb=12Feb2015b&meme=wr”><img border=”0″ src=”https://happytohelpyou.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/mister-linky-logo.jpg”></a>
I wrote the information for our Media Library onto a Notepad txt document and then saved where I can get to it easily. If you want to use your own badge for the Mr. Linky image … just upload a thumbnail of your badge and use the code it create in your regular Mr. Linky information code like I did here for the Mr. Linky Logo.
If someone has an easier way to work around this problem … let us know!
Hope this helps … and happy blogging! Bastet