Monday, September 5, 2011

Has Blogrolling Hijacked Your Blog? Here's How to Fix It

Richmond of One for the Road had a problem recently. When you clicked on her link, you got redirected to the placeholder page for the folks that are currently parking the domain name "blogrolling.com".

Blogrolling was once a very convenient 3rd-party service where you could create lists of URLs and then just use a short bit of javascript to display them in your blog's sidebar, instead of having to use individual lines of complicated HTML code. A good time-saver.

Unfortuately, Blogrolling went belly up. They were nice enough to give fair warning, so you at least had a chance to copy your links and hard-code them before they went away. Not their fault. Things change. It's the dynamic nature of the internet.

The bad news is that there was a line of javascript that you had to place in your template to make it work, and if you used the service back in the day, but never removed the script, then instead of just "not working" like it has for the last few months, it causes the blogrolling.com placeholder page to pop up.

The good news is that it's an easy fix. Just delete the blogrolling.com javascript from your template. It looks something like:

<script language="javascript"type="text/javascript"src="http://rpc.blogrolling.com/display.php?r=9c1decfe970d25faa28f70da3e925ba8"></script>

Hope this helps.

[SBA day 17]

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