Listly Official FAQ
Official Listly FAQ - What do you want to know about Social Lists and the Listly Platform? Tell us and we'll answer
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Great question. Click on the title. It takes your to list of 21 tips to engage your community
Is Listly great for Search Engines and generating organic traffic? Explore 8 reasons why Lists bring you more traffic
A quick explanation of why you should use Listly
How do I manage my list order. As I create a list can I move items up or down before publishing/sharing?
Can you group like items on long lists?
Listly works only on self-hosted Wordpress sites, so sadly it does not work with
Wordpress.com as they don't allow you to
a) install plugins
b) use script tags or iframes
Sharing is the fuel that drives social media, but have you thought what sharing really looks like? What does it mean to share? I'm sure many of us think sharing simply refers to sharing URLs, but there's much more to sharing than content. There are many ways to share. Many perspectives.
Running a contest on your blog is a great idea, but it's not as easy as it seems. From a technology perspective it's certainly much easier than it used to be. I crowdsourced content ideas for my board game back in 2005 and it took some custom coding.
Follow the link for 21 tips.
How to Add a Headline Image
You can use any image that's hosted anywhere on the web.
The maximum size is 600x150 pixels
Edit your list and past the URL into the headline image field on the advanced tab of your list
I've linked this to a post I wrote on the paradox of sharing that explores the motivations of sharing
This item links to a post featuring 10 examples of Listly's SEO value.
Also see this post A blog about lists, content curation, and crowdsourcing..
How do I delete lists?
To delete a list, simply edit the list and you can see the delete button at the bottom of the page.
You must delete items from the list first.
Adding to your lists is quicker and simpler if you use the Bookmarklet.
You can install this on your bookmark bar on desktops, phones ans tablets.
Here's some great ideas an examples of how to use Listly to manage video playlists
Lots of new features. Listly V3 is fully responsive, so now you can use Listly on your desktop, your phone and your tablet.
Balance being a comprehensive list maker & a gracious host. Balance editorial contribution vs community contribution. Lots to learn.
A blog post series on Why Listly
Follow the link and explore this list of use cases for Listly.
Vote on them and even add your own suggestions
How does Listly work with Tumblr.com, Blogger.com, Wordpress.com etc
Delete your account from Listly
Sent an email to Support
Is there a way to make different page within a list?
I wanted to know if it was possible to limit the number of listing and put the rest on different pages (like a forum). Fist 10 entries on first page, the next 10 entries on second page and so on...
Take your list, eg
The essential part of the URL is just
This URL works too
(ie 70h is the unique ID for the list)
Every list has an RSS feed
So you can use this to backup your list
How to import RSS feed in Excel -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2wFl2sUvI
How do I add the publisher key to my embeds?
When you are logged into listly and click on the embed link, we automatically customize the embed code with your publisher key. You don't need to do anything extra! We do the same if you use the Listly Wordpress plugin. Once you install the Listly Wordpress plugin and add your publisher key, we automatically track all your embeds for you.
Do you have a quick tutorial on how to customize and embed a Listly list?
Yes, we do. Take a look at this video.
Please add your question if you can’t find it on the list.
How to Listly
How to Listly V3
Adding items to your list. Links or Text? Curation or Creation. You decide. Listly covers the full spectrum.
Using the Listly Bookmarklet for faster slicker list content curation
How to install and use the bookmarklet from a tablet or a smartphone
How to customize your list
How to customize a list and embed it on your blog.
You don't have to be the list owner
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