Implementation FAQ.

 

This page tells you how to start tracking web traffic with your free hit counter and how to implement the script used by OneStat Free. Implementation FAQ answers your questions when encountering problems while implementing the OneStat Free hit counter script. You can also find information about using various HTML editors.

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  1. Where can I get the OneStat.com code?
  2. Where should I paste the OneStat.com code?
  3. My web site consists of frames, where should I paste the OneStat.com script?
  4. I use Dreamweaver 2 but still have difficulties
  5. I use Dreamweaver 3 but still have difficulties
  6. I use Dreamweaver 4 but still have difficulties
  7. I use Hotdog 5.5 but still have difficulties
  8. I use HotMetal Pro but still have difficulties
  9. I use Microsoft Frontpage but still have difficulties
  10. I use Microsoft Frontpage 2000 but still have difficulties
  11. I use Net Object Fusion but still have difficulties
  12. I use Netscape Composer but still have difficulties
  13. I use Trelix (Tripod & Fortune City) but still have difficulties
  14. I use URL forwading like .TK & Come.to but still have difficulties

1. Where can I get the OneStat.com free web hit counter code?

After registering your OneStat Free account you will receive an automatic confirmation with the login information and your unique OneStat.com free hit counter script code. The script can also be found after logging into your account manager

2. Where should I paste the OneStat Free code?

Paste the OneStat.com code into the HTML page under the <body> - and before the </body> tag of each page you want to track. Save the page with the OneStat free web hit counter code. Upload the HTML pages that contain the OneStat.com code with a FTP program like you normally do with your HTML pages. You can also get a free FTP program at www.wsftp.com

3. My web site consists of frames, where should I paste the OneStat.com script?

You should paste the OneStat.com code into the content frame. You don't need to paste the OneStat.com code in every frame separately. If the free counter code is implemented in each frame the web statistics retrieved will no longer be accurate thus lacking reliability.

4. I use Dreamweaver 2 but still have difficulties

If you are experiencing problems with your OneStat Free stats, it may be caused by Dreamweaver restructuring the OneStat code. Please remove the existing OneStat code and follow the below steps.

  1. Open your page in Dreamweaver and click on the <HTML> tab.
  2. Scroll through and insert the OneStat code into the <HTML> window anywhere between the <body> and </body> tags.
  3. Close the <HTML> window and save the changes to your page as a .htm document.

5. I use Dreamweaver 3 but still have difficulties

If you are experiencing problems inserting the OneStat Free web hit counter code into your pages using Dreamweaver 3, follow these instructions.

  1. Open your web page in Dreamweaver 3.0.
  2. Select 'HTML source code' from the 'Window' pull-down menu.
  3. Make sure that any previous OneStat code has been eliminated from your source code.
  4. Copy and Paste to insert code anywhere between the <body> and </body> tags
  5. Preview in Browser to make sure that the code is inserted properly.
  6. Save file.

6. I use Dreamweaver 4 but still have difficulties

Dreamweaver 4, when installed, will default to correcting placement and syntax of your HTML tags in your code (thus, altering the OneStat free web hit counter code as well). To prevent this, go to:

  1. EDIT --> PREFERENCES
  2. Click "Code Rewriting"
  3. UN-check both:
    - fix invalidly nested and unclosed tags
    - remove extra closing tags

The "warn when fixing or removing tags" box will automatically uncheck once the above two options are manually unchecked.
Once these steps are completed, you can cut and paste into the HTML code window:

  1. Click the "<>" button to go to code mode.
  2. OR, go VIEW --> CODE
  3. Make sure that any previous OneStat free web hit counter code has been eliminated from your source code.
  4. Copy and Paste to insert code anywhere between the <body> and </body> tags
  5. Preview in Browser to make sure that the code is inserted properly.
  6. Save file.

7. I use Hotdog 5.5 but still have difficulties

OneStat Free works correctly with the HotDog Professional 5.5 editor. If you have encountered errors, please follow the below steps.

  1. Insert original OneStat code between tags.
  2. Click on the External Preview in the "File" Toolbar or (F9) and select a browser to view the page in.

8. I use HotMetal Pro but still have difficulties

Paste the OneStat free web hit counter code anywhere between the <body> and </body> tags. Ignore any markup errors.

9. I use Microsoft Frontpage but still have difficulties

If you are experiencing problems with your stats, it's most likely due to FrontPage running together the OneStat code. Please delete the OneStat code out of your page and follow the below steps.

  1. View your page in "Normal".
  2. Place your cursor where you'd like to insert the OneStat code.
  3. Click on "Insert" from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click on "FrontPage Component".
  5. Click on "Insert HTML"
  6. Insert the OneStat code between the <body> and </body> tags
  7. Click "Ok"

10. I use Microsoft Frontpage 2000 but still have difficulties

If you edit your pages with FrontPage 2000 and are experiencing problems with your stats, it's most likely due to FrontPage altering the OneStat code. Please delete the OneStat code out of your page and follow the steps below:

  1. View your page in Design View (default view).
  2. Click on bottom of page.
  3. Click Insert > Advanced and select "HTML".
  4. Place your cursor where you'd like to insert the OneStat code.
  5. Insert the OneStat code between the <body> and </body> tags
  6. Click "Ok"

11. I use NetObjects Fusion but still have difficulties

If you are experiencing trouble installing your OneStat free web hit counter code using NetObjects Fusion 5.0, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Open page in NetObjects Fusion 5.0.
  2. Click the 'HTML Source' tab. .
  3. Insert the OneStat code between the <body> and </body> tags
  4. Click on 'Page Preview' tab.
  5. Save page.
  6. You may then examine the location of the OneStat icon in Page Preview mode.

Note: If you wish to change the location of your OneStat tracking icon, return to HTML Source, delete existing OneStat code, and try inserting the code in a different location within the HTML.

12. I use Netscape Composer but still have difficulties

This may be related to the way certain Netscape Composer rewrites our JavaScript code into their own version, and not a problem with our code per se. Here are some steps to make it work with composer.

To setup OneStat with Netscape Composer.

  1. Open up your composer window.
  2. Go to the preferences tab and select composer.
  3. Go to the box External Editors.
  4. Under HTML Source please select an editor.
  5. Click on the choose button and go to your directory
  6. Find either notepad.exe (Windows), or SimpleText (Macintosh) file.
  7. Highlight the application and click open.
  8. This selects notepad or SimpleText as your default editor. Click Ok
  9. You are now ready to edit the source code and paste the OneStat code to your page.

You can also insert our code using a text editor such as NotePad or SimpleText, or use the HTML translation abilities in many word processors.

13. I use Trelix ( Tripod & Fortune City ) but still have difficulties

  1. Open your page in Trellix.
  2. Click on 'Build Your Own Web Gem'
  3. Copy and Paste the OneStat code into the box
  4. Click Insert
  5. Preview or publish your page and see if the OneStat tracking icon appears
  6. Save your page and publish

14. I use URL forwarding like .TK but still have difficulties

This problem is caused because the URL forwarding uses frames and Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a javascript security check by not allowing to retrieve referrer information about another domain. Replace in the OneStat free web hit counter script the following line:

p+="&rf="+escape(parent==self?window.document.referrer:top.document.referrer);

by the line:

p+="&rf="+escape(document.referrer);

 

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