How to Remove Haloscan Comments From Blogger

by Unbalanced Libra | 9/14/2008 07:34:00 AM in |

I was a little stressed a while back...and here's why.

I found a nifty little commenting program that also has code for trackbacks, so I was ecstatic! Until I started using this program from Haloscan. I quickly found out that I did not like the commenting system after all. Every time I got a notification that a comment was left I could never figure out which blog entry the comment was referring to or coming from because there is no link to the actual entry. I was going batty trying to wade through entries to find the comment so I could acknowledge it.

Then, at one point, for some reason my blog would load and then suddenly go blank. I thought it was my computer at first but I soon realized it was only the blogs I installed Haloscan on.

Then, a reader brought this to my attention:

"It's a nice site - good writing, graphically diverse and fun. I had a lot of problems getting it to load, though, and once it did load, as I was browsing through pages it abruptly went blank and started the long process of loading again. I've been on the internet all day without any problems, so I don't think the problem is on my end. Just thought you should know you might have some issues..."
THAT sealed the deal for me...I figured since it was only the blogs with Haloscan coding on them, that had to be the culprit. Problem is, the HTML code is all over the coding of the blog and once Haloscan is installed, blogger comments are uninstalled so just removing the HTML for Haloscan did not rectify the problem.

Here's what I did:
I went into my Blogger template and backed up a copy first!
Then I went through and deleted all the coding that had to do with Haloscan.
I then went to a blog that didn't have the Haloscan coding in it and found the code for Blogger comments.
I put that code in it's proper place and saved the template. Viola, no more Haloscan and back to Blogger comments.

To find the Haloscan code, using "ctrl + F" open up your find bar on your browser and search for "haloscan"
you should see something like <--- Start Haloscan part 1 ---> <--- Start haloscan part 2 ---> and <--- Start haloscan part 3 --->

Delete all the code between <--- Start ---> and <--- end ----> for all 3 and save your template.

Only problem? ALL the comments ever left prior to this are GONE *cries*

If you are in the same situation I was, maybe this will be helpful! If you need any help at all with this, please leave me a comment and I'll be more than happy to help you!

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