Why would you want to copy a LinkList? I can think of at least two reasons:
- You accidentally deleted your LinkList and want to recover it.
- You have a long link list and would like to import it into a new blog. You can re-enter the links one by one yet again, but why? Copying it is much easier.
Recovering deleted LinkList
- Do a site search on your blog. Enter
site:YOUR BLOG URLin Google search. Google will list out all your blog pages.
- Look for "Cached" links in the search results.
- Click on a cached link until you see your link list in the linked page.
Copying the links from source code
This tip can be used when copying a link list from any site, not just Blogger blog.
- View the page that contains the link list.
- To view the source code, press Ctrl+U in Firefox or go to View > Source in IE. A new window containing the page’s source code will open.
- Locate the list inside the code window by searching for the title of the widget, in this example “Favorite Sites”. You should find something like this:
<div class='widget LinkList' id='LinkList1'> <h2>Favorite Sites</h2> <div class='widget-content'> <ul> <li><a href='http://malaysianewsroom.blogspot.com/' >Bicara Jutawan</a></li> <li><a href='http://bloggersentral.blogspot.com/'>Malaysia Newsroom</a></li> <li><a href='http://www.w3schools.com/'>Bicara Jutawan</a></li> <li><a href='http://bicarajutawan.com/'>Bicara Jutawan</a></li> </ul> <div class='clear'></div> </div></div>
- Copy the code starting from
- Enter title and then paste the code inside the content box.
- Save and view your blog. You should be able to see the link list now.
Adding new links
The link list you’ve just added is no longer a LinkList gadget, as such you won’t see a LinkList gadget interface when editing. New links will have to be entered by adding this code manually for each link:
<li><a href='LINK URL'>LINK TEXT</a></li>
right before the closing