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Automatic Player Linker

Add your blog to our player newsfeeds

This tool allows you to automatically (via just a single click):

You just need to add our bookmarklet and then click it whenever you want to link to our Sports Reference pages. Javascript bookmarklets are like bookmarks, but slightly different. A bookmark contains an address for a webpage and clicking on it sends you to that page. A bookmarklet is a set of javascript instructions for the browser and when you click on it, your browser runs the javascript. Sometimes this will send you to a different page, but often it may just change what you see on the current page.

Video Explanation of the Process

Sports Reference Linker Launch Blog Post

Add the bookmarklet

create a custom bookmarklet below

Pro-Football-Reference.com Linker Bookmarklet

To add to your browser you need to do one of the two following things.

  1. Click on, hold, and then drag the link above to your bookmarks or bookmark bar (works in FireFox, Safari, and Chrome), or
  2. Right Click on the link above and add to favorites or bookmarks. Internet Explorer will ask you if you really want to do this. It asks this for all cases where you create a javascript bookmarklet since there is the possibility of security issues from untrustworthy sites.

To make sure you've done it right, if you edit the bookmark, the url should appear like the following.

Customize the bookmarklet

Yes: No:

Pro-Football-Reference.com Linker Bookmarklet

To add to your browser, see instructions above.

To make sure you've done it right, if you edit the bookmark, the url should appear like the following.

How to use this with blogs or bulletin boards

See a list of supported blog software below.

PLEASE SAVE ANY WORK prior to using the bookmarklet. While we have made a serious effort to never lose any of your content, we can not make any guarantees.

Generally, the easiest way to use the tool is to just write up your post in the blog text box and click the bookmarklet in your brower. The tool grabs the text you wrote, runs it through our player linker and returns the text with links enclosed.

When using with blogs or bulletin boards for adding links to posts while composing, you must click the bookmarklet while using the "Edit Html" or "Html" view rather than the "Visual", "Rich Text", or "Compose" View. You can switch back and forth from the two views, so you can write in the Visual view, switch to the HTML view and click the bookmarklet.

    Steps
  1. Save your draft
  2. Change into HTML view if needed
  3. Click the linker bookmarklet
  4. A Working notice should appear, and when it disappears all of the player names should be linked.
Test the bookmarklet here

How to use on a webpage

If you select text on a webpage, like in an article at MLB.com or ESPN, it will replace the player names in the article with a link to their www.pro-football-reference.com page.
    Steps
  1. Select text you want to add links to.
  2. Click on linker bookmarklet
  3. A Working notice should appear and when it disappears all of the player names should be linked.
Test text selection here

Currently Supported Webpages and Software

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