May 28, 2004

More Tech Questions

I have a bouquet of them this time; let me know if any of you have the answers:

1) Do I need to figure out a way to place my SiteMeter icon on pages other than my main page? Another blogger told me I need to do that--but since it's on my sidebar, shouldn't it know whenever someone visits my site? I tried to figure out how to get the icon to display when someone follows a permalink back, but I had a hard time with that. But I do know that I'm still getting more "page views" per week than I am "unique visits." So it must be counting pages other than the main page. Right?

2) Does anyone know the html for an em-dash? I have a "cheat sheet," but it doesn't work. Unless I'm not supposed to be placing the given code in < >'s. Please advise.

3) How do I create an RSS feed for my site? People are asking, and I'm lost at sea on that.

Thanks so much for all your help--past, present, and future. You are the bestest friends a bloggirl could have.

Posted by Attila at May 28, 2004 01:24 AM

1) Cut and paste your sitemeter code into all your archive templates. That way when anybody access them they wiull be counted as a visit. That is when sitemeter is bothering to even count. They miss about 40% - 50% of your visits. Compare their numbers with your cPanel numbers and you'll see what I mean.

2) Try [& m d a s h ;]Take out the spaces between the & and ; If that doesn't work go here for more codes.

3) I think Jim is the resident MuNu RSS expert. Have you tried a MuNu search or Google search?

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 28, 2004 02:04 AM

I *think* this is how it's done.

To place the feeds on your sidebar:

1) First, check your Templates within MT: you should have RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0 available.

2) Go to your Main Index, find the place on your sidebar that you want to include these links, and add these URLs:

RSS 1.0

RSS 2.0

If you need more help, let me know.

Posted by Emma at May 28, 2004 03:23 AM

DRAT. Let's try this again.

(Without the square brackets. Place them in regular brackets, i.e. "")

RSS 1.0:
[a href=""]

RSS 2.0:
[a href=""]

Posted by Emma at May 28, 2004 03:25 AM

Ms Emma: replace the < bracket with & l t ; (take out the spaces first) and MT won't parse the code.

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 28, 2004 03:34 AM

Emma's got it exactly right and those files are out there and working. Most aggregators should be able to find the feeds by themselves but go ahead and put the links up. Never hurts to advertise. ;-)

Posted by Jim at May 28, 2004 03:02 PM

Well... if Emma says do it... Imma doin it.

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 28, 2004 07:42 PM

Jim: Is there any editing that you did on your templates?

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 28, 2004 07:43 PM

Um . . . so I'm supposed to use the material in square brackets, but replace those with normal html brackets ()? And all will be good?

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