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    Yahoo! Messenger Status on a Blog

    Yahoo! Messenger is a very popular choice for IM.

    It easy to use and chat with your co-workers and friends in real time rather than email.

    I realized that sometimes I may post something here that needs further explanation.  One way to allow me to interact with my readers is to post my online status right here on the blog.

    So, how do you put a Yahoo! Messenger online status button in your blog?  You can see mine in the right hand column as an example.

    It is fairly simple, you need the following code:

    <a href=”ymsgr:sendIM?YAHOO_MSGR_ID”>
    <img border=”0? src=”http://opi.yahoo.com/online?u=YAHOO_MSGR_ID&m=g&t=2?/> </a>

    Carefully replace the YAHOO_MSGR_ID with our Yahoo! Messenger ID.

    For example, my Yahoo! ID is WheatonTech.  The code I am using in this blog is:

    <a href=”ymsgr:sendIM?wheatontech”>
    <img border=”0? src=”http://opi.yahoo.com/online?u=wheatontech&m=g&t=2?/> </a>

    There is a choice of 3 different styles.  This is set by the “t=” portion of the code.

    Style "1" is
    Style "2" is
    Style "3" is

    Each style is chosen with a number, set the "t=" to the number matching the style you want to use, I used "2".

    Just copy this code and insert it into your website or blog HTML and you are on your way.

    When you are logged into Y! Messenger, your website should show the online picture.  Try it out!

    If you have a question or comment, post it here.  If you would like to chat about this post, see if I am online!