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I've have been trying to put a honesty.com counter on my home page. I first go to Honesty and copy the counter script, I then Make a file in notepad then Paste it in the page. the counter comes up on the Netscape composer work page but after i publish it, It shows as a broken Link. would anybody have a idea what I'am doing wrong. Thanks Randy www.randysouthard.com
It helps if you do not post the same question to multiple forums. We (those that try to help) do not know if your question has already been answered in another forum and thus it ends up with someone posting the exact same reply as what another has already told you.
Here is what I posted for you in the "Getting Started" forum....
For one thing, it doesn't look as though you have all of the coding in place.
This is what you have <img SRC="honesty-counter.cgi" > which is not enough for any counter to function.
You need a full address to where that counter image is stored, something like <img src="http://honesty.com/cgi-bin/honesty-counter.cgi">
Personally, I don't care for off-site counters because if their site is down then your page will take longer to load and you'll end up with a broken image holder as well.
Just my "For What It's Worth"
Thanks Geezer, I was not for sure what topic to post it under.
On a counter we did not know what would be the best way to go, we were told we would have to download a program to use the one on Powweb which we tried to do. Some one else said it might be easier just to get a free counter. The script the i have tried to copy is what honesty give me, I emailed them and they said the script was not right and go back and make another counter. Im am just looking for and easy way to put on a counter that i can start off with the same number i had when our old counter was removed. Thanks Randy
First off, I wasn't trying to be bossy.... just thought I'd point out that it's best to only post your questions once, in one forum. Don't worry, if it's in an inappropriate forum someone will let you know and suggest the forum where it should be posted.
As for the counter, I can understand why you want to use an off-site counter. The one that Powweb offers and 99.9% of all onsite counters require that each page that you use it on be renamed to "page.shtml" instead of using the "html" extension.
If you decide that you'd like to try an onsite counter that is fairly easy to use and setup, let me know. I use a very simple one that only requires that you upload 2 files to your cgi-bin and you can set the number to whatever your heart desires.
It does require that you use a standard FTP program to upload the files, as well as setting the permissions for the main file. But those are things which you will, in time, need to understand how to use anyway.
Just my "For What It's Worth"
Thanks Geezer, You have been a big help. I needed to learn not to post twice. I sent Honesty the script from the last counter I made and asked them if they would correct it last night, if they are unable to do that I will take you up on your offer about downloading the files. The guy that done all this for us last year was unable to do it this year so we thought we would try to update the site ourselves. There has been a few Migrane headaches but it has been interested to say the Least. Thank you once again I will reply again after I see if Honesty can fix the script. Randy
8-30-02, 12:44 PM
Hey jj, how is ya?
Hey, I'm interested in those two files your were speaking of. Hmmmmm...Tell me more.
8-30-02, 03:31 PM
99.9% of all onsite counters require that each page that you use it on be renamed to "page.shtml" instead of using the "html" extension.
If you don't want to rename all of your .html files to .shtml just for a counter or other SSI stuff... add the following two lines to your .htaccess:
AddHandler server-parsed .html
Works like a champ!!! :D
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