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Official Listly FAQ - What do you want to know about Social Lists and the Listly Platform? Tell us and we'll answer

Feel free to add questions you'd like to know the answers to.

We'll do our best to post an answer.

Over time we'll curate this list, so that might entail combining items on the list.

Tell us what you want to know.

Tell us what you don't get.

Source: http://blog.list.ly/faq/

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List reordering

List reordering

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?

Can I use Listly on Wordpress.com?

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

Most non wordpress sites support javascript and iframes

How do you use Listly to collaborate with others in your area of passion/expertise?

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.

How do you use Listly to Run a Contest on Your Blog?

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.

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How to Add a Headline Image

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

What are best practices that invite sharing?

I've linked this to a post I wrote on the paradox of sharing that explores the motivations of sharing

What's the best way to leverage the SEO benefit of this?

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..

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How do I delete lists?

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.

How do I install and use the Listly Bookmarklet?

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.

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Here's some great ideas an examples of how to use Listly to manage video playlists

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Lots of new features. Listly V3 is fully responsive, so now you can use Listly on your desktop, your phone and your tablet.

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Balance being a comprehensive list maker & a gracious host. Balance editorial contribution vs community contribution. Lots to learn.

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A blog post series on Why Listly

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Follow the link and explore this list of use cases for Listly.

Vote on them and even add your own suggestions

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Delete your account from Listly

Delete your account from Listly

Sent an email to Support

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Is there a way to make different page within a list?

Is there a way to make different page within a list?

Hello,

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...

How Do I backup my List?

Take your list, eg

http://list.ly/list/70h-meme-creators

The essential part of the URL is just

http://list.ly/list/70h

This URL works too

http://list.ly/70h

(ie 70h is the unique ID for the list)

Every list has an RSS feed

http://list.ly/feed/70h

So you can use this to backup your list

How to import RSS feed in Excel -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2wFl2sUvI

http://www.excelforum.com/excel-general/746256-adding-an-rss-feed-to-excel.html

Why do I need a publisher key?

A publisher key is required to use the Wordpress Listly plugin. Embedding Listly lists with the Wordpress plugin gives you SEO benefits compared to just using the Javascript code.

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Do I need a publisher key if I only use the Javascript code to embed Listly lists?

Do I need a publisher key if I only use the Javascript code to embed Listly lists?

No, you don't need a publisher key to just use the Javascript code, but we still recommend that you get one. Having a publisher key has many benefits, including detailed analytics on all embeds tied to a publisher key.

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How do I add the publisher key to my embeds?

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.

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Do you have a quick tutorial on how to customize and embed a Listly list?

Do you have a quick tutorial on how to customize and embed a Listly list?

Yes, we do. Take a look at this video.