Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

RootsWeb Message Board Graphic Using HTML Doctype

You will need to know the URL (address) of the message board you want to link to before you begin customizing the coding for this graphic. Instructions for customizing this graphic:

  1. Copy and paste the coding shown by viewing the source code into the coding for your page.
  2. Insert the last segment of the message board URL between the empty quote marks (value="") in the two input lines highlighted below. The last segment is defined as the part appearing after the last equal sign (=) in the message board URL. It will start with "surnames," "localities," or "topic." The revised input lines should look similar to this:
    <input type="HIDDEN" name="np" value="topics.software.frontpage/mb.ashx">
    <input type="HIDDEN" name="p" value="topics.software.frontpage/mb.ashx">
    <input type="HIDDEN" name="filter" value="topics.software.frontpage/mb.ashx">
  3. Replace http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.software.frontpage/mb.ashx with the full (complete) URL of the message board you are linking to. The URL needs to be inside the quote marks, as shown.
  4. Replace Message Board Description with the name of your message board. The description needs to be inside the quote marks, as shown. Non-breaking spaces (&nbsp;) may result in a broken graphic and are not recommended.
Line
Line  

Return to Tutorial

The message board graphic and html code as given by Rootsweb.