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[How-To] Implement Skimlinks on your site


Skimlinks is currently implementing a plugin for xenForo. Instead of waiting until it is implemented, you can use the following implementation:

  • Sign up with Skimlinks (www.skimlinks.com)
  • Enter all the necessary information and submit your site.
  • Skimlinks will review and (hopefully) approve your site. Once that is done, check under My Sites and on your site listing click the View button to get the relevant code.
The code is a javascript include which looks like this:
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://s.skimresources.com/js/XXXXXXXXXX.skimlinks.js"></script>
The XXXXX is your unique site ID.

  • Copy that code somewhere (clipboard, notepad etc.)
  • Go to your forum's Admin Panel, Appearance, Templates, Create New Template
  • Name it Skimlinks_JS
  • Paste the code you copied from Skimlinks site and Save the template
  • Locate and open the page_container_js_body template. At the very bottom add this line:
<xen:include template="Skimlinks_JS"></xen:include>
You are done :)


I've done this the other day, however, it seems that links go through about:blank for some reason, I can't confirm it's installed. I am hoping it's temporary - that their system needs to catch up.