This tool allows you to automatically (via just a single click):
Add links to Sports-Reference.com player pages in your blog posts,
bulletin board posts, and
text you are reading on a website.
You just need to add our bookmarklet and then click it whenever you
like bookmarks, but slightly different. A bookmark contains an
address for a webpage and clicking on it sends you to that page. A
this will send you to a different page, but often it may just change
what you see on the current page.
To add to your browser you need to do one of the two following things.
Click on, hold, and then drag the link above to your bookmarks or
bookmark bar (works in FireFox, Safari, and Chrome). Note that your
bookmark bar must be visible (under View or Bookmarks in Chrome,
View -> Toolbars in Firefox or View -> Favorites bar in Safari), or
Right Click on the link above and add to favorites or bookmarks (doesn't work for Chrome).
Internet Explorer will ask you if you really want to do this. It asks
there is the possibility of security issues from untrustworthy
To make sure you've done it right you can test it with player names. If it doesn't work, you can edit the bookmark url which should appear like the following. Note that there are encoded symbols (necessary for the bookmarklet in some browsers) listed below that may not appear when clicking edit. These are of the form %X or %XX).
To make sure you've done it right, if you edit the bookmark, the url should appear like the following. Note that there are encoded symbols (necessary for the bookmarklet in some browsers) listed below that may not appear when clicking edit. These are of the form %X or %XX).
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
Save your draft
Change into HTML view if needed
Click the linker bookmarklet
A Working notice should appear, and when it disappears all of the player names should be linked.
Currently, the scripts only looks at players who played in 2006 or later.
Names inside of links will be matched as well, to avoid this write something like "Bill Russell" with two spaces rather than "Bill Russell" with one space. It will render the same way in HTML since extra spaces are collapsed by default.
Player names will be bolded and linked automatically.
Names with multiple associated players will go to the search engine results for that name or to the common choice for that name.
Search is by longest names to shortest names
No matching will occur across hard line returns.
A name with a </a> after it will not be matched, so it won't overwrite existing links.