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Old Apr 04 2020, 01:48 PM
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Default Putting your farm link in your Forum Signature

Putting your Farm link in your Forum Signature


If you prefer not to find your farm link and paste it every time you post in the Forum
you can add it to your Forum Signature so it shows in every post.

NOTE: Anyone will be able to see the link and click it to go to your farm.
They will NOT be able to view any private farms.

Do NOT put website links or links to any Facebook groups in your signature!
You may put your own farm links and a link to your own Facebook profile in your signature.


  1. Get your farm link via one of the methods in the previous post, then top left of the Forum click on User CP.

  2. Click on Edit Signature which is down the left hand side of your screen under the Settings & Options section.

  3. Paste your link into the Edit Signature box. (you found it in Step 3 of Farm Selector Manager or Step IV of Alternative linking or in linking) THEN click Save Signature.



Now you know the basics, if you wish, you can create links for more of your farms and add those to your signature as well.


Here's how:
  • Either get each link for a specific farm using the Farm Selector Manager and paste those, one at a time, into the Edit Signature box making sure there is at least one clear space between each farm link OR at the very end of each link you can click Enter on your keyboard so the next farm link is underneath the first one.

    You can use the Preview Signature to see what it will look like before you save it. If you use Preview your signature will show above the Edit Signature box.

    When you are done remember to click Save Signature.


  • OR if you want to manually make them you can copy the farm link you made in Step IV of Alternative Linking and at the end of the link, after your ID number you need to add a little more code at the end which is &farm_ix=Y

    Example of manually adding:

    Your farm link you made previously, using Alternative Linking, looks like this, remember, you replaced the red 0s with your ID numbers.

    Code:
    http://apps.facebook.com/farmtown/play/?farm_id=000000
    What you add at the end to make it go to a specific farm, will make it look like this (again your ID replaces the red 0s):

    Code:
    http://apps.facebook.com/farmtown/play/?farm_id=000000&farm_ix=Y
    Y at the end means your default farm, no matter how many times you change which farm is your default.

    For a specific farm just change the Y at the end to...

    0 for your 1st farm,
    1 for your 2nd farm,
    2 for your 3rd farm,
    3 for your 4th farm,
    4 for your 5th farm
    and so on.

    Make sure you leave at least one clear space between each link you put in the Edit Signature box OR at the very end of each link you can click Enter on your keyboard so the next farm link is underneath the first one.

    You can use the Preview Signature to see what it will look like before you save it. If you use Preview your signature will show above the Edit Signature box.

    When you are done remember to click Save Signature.



NOTE: Your signature can NOT contain more than 500 characters so you will NOT be able to fit many links for yours farms in your Forum Signature.





Automatic Linking of your farm to the Forum


This one is the easiest but occasionally it doesn't work! If it doesn't you will have to manually get your farm link another way using the methods in the previous post.

If you don't want your farm link to show in your posts in the Forum then you do not need to do this.


  1. When you log into the Forum at the top of the page if your farm is not linked to the Forum you will see:
  2. To link your farm to the forum so it shows a Visit link at the bottom of your posts just click on that message.

  3. The game will load and you will see something like this but it will be your account:
    This is the same page that shows when you click on the Account tab at the top of the game screen. Once you have linked your account the next time you go to the Account tab the message about being linked will no longer be showing.

    In that same window you can change your Avatar name and Gender.

    This is also the place you go to if you wish to remove the automatic linking to the Forum.
    To remove it, just click on Unlink My Forum Account.


  4. To get back to the forum just click on the Forums & Help tab at the top of the game screen.

    Once you have linked your farm to the forum the RED message at the top of the forum disappears and changes to :
    When you post in the forum at the bottom left of your posts you will see something like this:
  • NOTE: The Visit link will take anyone who clicks on it to your farm. They can NOT view any private farms.

  • The information below that link are your servers at the time you linked to the forum. We occasionally ask you for those if a problem arises. You can get your Current server info for you, by loading your game and opening the chat box. Scroll the Chat to the top and the information will be there in red lettering. In the above example it shows W20 and C10 servers.




Last edited by Tiger; Apr 05 2020 at 04:38 PM.