Add Skimlinks Code

Add Skimlinks Code 1.4.0

No permission to download

FredC

Well-known member
Well crud i just updated the plugin and all is well.. Hmm i swear i poured over the release notes and didnt see anything relating to ssl/https.. Oh well great plugin thanks for putting this out there for us..

lol oh wait i need to finish the setup process :cool:

ahh Skimlinks has modified the code src="//s.skimresources.com/js/CODE.skimlinks.js">

So would this just be a matter of editing the XML?
 
Last edited:

FredC

Well-known member
I went ahead and changed all referances of http to src="// in the XML seems to have done the trick
Although i guess it doesnt really matter since the link proxy is apparently messing things up to. :( Gonna miss this baby.. and the little bi monthly allowance that came with it..)
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
I can see the add-on is doing its job, i.e. I can see the skimlinks script being called, so for further help you would need to contact Skimlinks directly who would hopefully be able to shed some light on what is going on.
 

jeffwidman

Active member
Just stumbled across this addon. Very convenient and really appreciate not having to directly edit templates. Thx @Chris D

Two feature requests:
1) Can you support calling skimlinks over https so the browser doesn't show mixed content errors?
I think all you need to do is drop the 'http:' in the link so it's
Code:
src="//s.skimresources.com/js/MERCHANT_ID.skimlinks.js"
2) Can you add an option to enable opening skimlinks in a new tab? That way the user doesn't leave my site when they click a link/skimword? Maybe make it a checkbox option in case some admins don't want skimlinks to open in a new tab?

Just need to add `var skimlinks_target="_blank";` to the implementation - here's example code:

Code:
<script type="text/javascript">
var skimlinks_target = "_blank";
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="//s.skimresources.com/js/MERCHANT_ID.skimlinks.js"></script>
Also, @kontrabass does the following still work? I thought Skimlinks removed the ability to turn skimwords on/off separate from disabling skimlinks.

<xen:if is="{$visitor.user_id}">
<script> var noskimwords = 'true'; </script>
</xen:if>

Any chance we can have the above included in the addon? The above code when added to a template will disable product and merchant auto-linking for registered members (SkimWords) while still enabling SkimLinks (the transparent link affiliation) for all users.
 

kontrabass

Well-known member
Also, @kontrabass does the following still work? I thought Skimlinks removed the ability to turn skimwords on/off separate from disabling skimlinks.
Yeah it seems to have mysteriously stopped working (even premium members getting skimwords). I'm not happy. After talking to my account manager, the "noskimwords" var worked for a few days, but last week it stopped working again. Did you see an announcement somewhere?

Good thing there's competition in this market.
 
Last edited:

Ranger375

Well-known member
Yeah it seems to have mysteriously stopped working (even premium members getting skimwords). I'm not happy. After talking to my account manager, the "noskimwords" var worked for a few days, but last week it stopped working again. Did you see an announcement somewhere?

Good thing there's competition in this market.
I was wondering why I stopped making money as of at least a couple months ago :unsure:
 

jeffwidman

Active member
1) Can you support calling skimlinks over https so the browser doesn't show mixed content errors?
I think all you need to do is drop the 'http:' in the link so it's
Code:
src="//s.skimresources.com/js/MERCHANT_ID.skimlinks.js"
Any chance of updating this @Chris D ?
 

Fred.

Well-known member
How can I give the skimlink links another color? It looks like @Stuart Wright is doing this at AVForums
I just want the skimlink links / words to have another color.
 

Fred.

Well-known member
Thanks guys, I have been looking for it again but I can't find it o_O
In this paper they say it's possible to change that, but they don't say how. :confused:
 

CTXMedia

Formerly CyclingTribe
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but you can modify the CSS for Skimwords links by putting this in your EXTRA.css template:
Rich (BB code):
a.skimwords-link {your styling goes here;}
I use this to add an underline to the links to differentiate them from regular links.

Cheers,
Shaun :D
 

Fred.

Well-known member
Thanks Shaun. (y)
That did the trick.

I didn't know what I had to use. But it's
Code:
a.skimwords-link
Where did you find that? If I have to do something similar in the future I can find that too.
 
Top