The WebRing.com System
How to Show All the Navbars
One of the most common requests I receive from fellow webringers is for information on how to show the entire navbar stack.
As you may be aware, WebRing.com made a change in July 2002 to show only one navbar in a stack as a default. If you want to show the entire stack you must take extra steps.
This article explains how to do it.
The Single Navbar Option
On 23.Jul.2002 the WebRing.com system changed the way navbars display. They introduced the Single Navbar Option that caused only one navbar to display at a time. I created a page on my website that explains that option. You can see that page here:
Later, the WebRing.com system wrote instructions on how a site owner could force the entire stack to display.
On this page, I point to those instructions and explain them more fully to help all site owners to understand and use them.
Why Would a Site Owner Want the entire Stack to Display
In many cases, the site owner may want only a single navbar to display.
In several circumstances, however, the site owner may wish to display the entire stack.
The site owner may be proud of the stack, or may wish to promote the entire collection to all of his site visitors.
Or several ringmasters may insist on their navbar showing as a condition of membership.
For whatever the reason, the WebRing.com system provides a simple technique that will cause the entire navbar stack to display.
Where Do I Find the Instructions?
To see the WebRing.com system instructions for this,
What Do These Instructions Mean?
Note: the "xxxxx" and "12345" will be some other string of characters and some other number. I just used the "xxxxx" and "12345" as illustrations.
See that part that says "y=xxxxx". That "xxxxx" will be your WebRing User ID.
See that part that says "u=12345". That is the "U Number Parameter". The "U Number" is a number assigned to the stack that will appear for this URL of your website. The U Number uniquely identifies the stack.
The instructions say to
Note that the "&full=y" goes immediately after the number and before the closing quotation mark.
Note also that you keep the "f=y" part and the "y=xxxxx" part and the "u=12345" part.
It is also possible to put "full=y&" right after the question mark ("?"). If you do, it would look like this:
Finally, if you like to code HTML, note that you can substitute semicolons (";") for the ampersand ("&").
A Common error
Look closely at your code. Look for this string:
A common error is to change the second one. You want to change the first one.
If you are in doubt, change both.
What If You Need More Help?
I'm sorry. While I have long adopted webrings in the WebRing.com system, because of the Oct.2006 changes, I am no longer doing that.
However, please note that "deleting" your webring is a fruitless exercise. The system will just restore it and place it up for adoption.
Articles About the WebRing.com System
Webring Sections and Subsections
The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".
each "subsection" has it's own special "logo".
As you travel in the various subsections you will find, near the bottom of each page, links to pages within that subsection and also links to the other subsections. To go to any subsection, just click on the "logo" or on the text link for that subsection.
Webrings: General Information
This subsection includes general information about webrings. Webrings can be hosted by a variety of different services. This section deals with the overall concepts and issues, not with any one particular "brand" of webring.
The Wazillion Navbars Project
This subsection is a historical section about the Yahoo! WebRing system. It was begun during the early days of problems with the Yahoo! WebRing system in September 2000.
It ended when the Yahoo! WebRing system spun off into the independent WebRing.com system in October 2001. I maintain it for the historical record. Click here or on the graphic.
Webrings I Own and Belong To
This subsection shows all the webrings I own and links to all the webrings to which I belong. This includes webrings in Ringlink, RingSurf, Bravenet and the WebRing.com system as well.
If you are looking to join one of my webrings, this is a good place to start. If you wonder about the webrings I belong to, this is the place to go. Click here or on the graphic.
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