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To install Thinglink, choose the platform of your site.

WordPress#

Note: The ThingLink tagger can only be installed on self-hosted Wordpress blogs as Wordpress.com doesn’t support third-party plugins.


1. Log in to Wordpress admin (usually yourblog.com/wp-admin)

2. Select Add New under Plugins in the left panel of your admin


3. Search for “Official Thinglink Plugin” and install it.


4. After enabling the plugin, select Thinglink from Plugins menu and make sure your Thinglink ID is filled in. If it is not, copy and paste your ID manually from My Account page


5. Click Save (even if the ID was already there)


6. Go to your blog, hover over any image and start tagging your images by clicking the Edit icon. Make sure you are logged into ThingLink in your current browser in order to tag images. When publishing new posts, you can also tag your images in the Wordpress Preview mode. Tagging from inside the Wordpress editor is not possible.






Embedding on WordPress.com#

1. Copy the link for your ThingLink image

2. In the body of your WordPress post, use the following formula
square bracket "embed" square bracket ThingLink URL square bracket slash "embed" square bracket


Troubleshooting#

My tags open partly outside images and get cut by site layout#

You can force tags to open inside of your images, however in Wordpress it is a bit more tricky:

1. Go to your Wordpress admin page (usually yourblog.com/wp-admin)

2. Select Plugins and find “Thinglink Official Plugin” from the list of installed plugins

3. Click Edit next to it

4. You should see the contents of thinglink/rjw-thinglink.php. Find the following lines of code

__tlid = '{$thinglink_id}';
setTimeout(function ...

5. After __tlid = '{$thinglink_id}'; add the following line:

__tlconfig = {vOverflow: false, hOverflow: false};
To allow tag bubbles to open on the sides of the image, set hOverflow:true , and to allow them to open above the image, set vOverflow:true .

6. Click Update File. Now you should have your tags opening inside the images!

Tumblr - Installation instructions#

1. Log in to Tumblr and open tumblr.com/customize to customize your template

2. Copy your code from below


3. Select Customize theme in Tumblr and paste your code to the Description box

3. Select Customize theme in Tumblr and paste your code to the Description box


4. Open your blog and start tagging your images by clicking the Edit tags icon. Remember to be logged into Thinglink in order to tag images


Troubleshooting#

My tags disappeared when I changed my theme!#

Your theme probably does not include the Description element. So you will need to add the Thinglink code the other way:

  • Open "Theme"
  • Click "Use custom HTML"
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom
  • Cut-n-paste the Thinglink code right before the </body> text.
  • Close by clicking on "Theme"
  • Click "Save + Close"

It's a good idea to remove it from the Description as well, or you might end up with the code twice in the page when you change the theme again.

Tags are not showing or they are wrong somehow#

Some Tumblr themes are incompatible with Thinglink. We are working on fixing them, but we can't find all of the broken ones. So please do head over to support.thinglink.com and let us know what the broken theme is. In the mean time please try another theme.

I'm trying to tag an image, and it says "we couldn't find anything that looks like an image"#

Try adding an image from within a text entry. If you upload an image, it will go to the Amazon AWS storage, and will be protected by AWS access control. The control is good enough to prevent us from using the image ... We are working to see if we can go around this one somehow.

Blogger - Installation instructions#

1. Copy the following embed code to your clipboard

2. Log in to Blogger and go to the dashboard of the blog you want to enable ThingLink to

3. Open "Layout" (or "Design" in the older Blogger interface) section from the navigation and click "Add a gadget" anywhere on the layout

4. Choose "HTML/JavaScript" from the list

5. Enter title "ThingLink" and paste the code to the "Content" section from your clipboard

6. Click "Save".

7. Now go to your blog and start tagging your images by clicking the Edit tags icon. Remember to be logged into Thinglink in order to tag images


Troubleshooting#

My tags open partly outside images and get cut by site layout#

You can force tags to open inside of your images. In order to do that:

  1. Select the checkbox Keep tags inside images from the embed code page and copy the code to clipboard
  2. Browse to your blog settings in Blogger and select Layout section (or Design in the older Blogger)
  3. Find Thinglink Plugin gadget and click Edit
  4. Replace the Content by the embed code in your clipboard and click Save
  5. Voilà! Now you should have your tags opening inside the images. For more customization, see the Embed Code API

Thinglink not working with Blogger Dynamic Views#

Currently Blogger does not support Thinglink javascript in Dynamic Views. We are looking into ways to enable it in the future.