Explorer Destroyer

How to install the Explorer Destroyer scripts

Explorer Destroyer is javascript that sits above your regular html on a webpage. When an IE user visits the site, the script will display a block of HTML encouraging them to switch to Firefox.

Installation of Explorer Destroyer varies depending on how your blog or website works. The instructions below should work for regular html pages. If your site runs on PHP or another language, you may need to do things differently.

STEP 1: Download Explorer Destroyer and unzip the file. Pick which level you want to install and open the html file for that level in an html or text editor. See explorerdestroyer.com for demos of each level.

STEP 2: Grab the file for the front page of your site and open it in an html or text editor. You should save a copy of the original file in case something goes wrong.

STEP 3: Copy the entire contents of the script file and paste it into your HTML. Where you paste it is crucial. The easiest way to do this is to copy the contents of the script file, select the <BODY> tag in your current page and paste the script over it. That will replace your BODY tag with the correct BODY tag for the script and will place all the script contents where they need to be.

STEP 4: Insert your Adsense referral code into your html. In each of the three levels there's a section of code that displays the 'Get Firefox' button. This code is also how Google tracks your referrals. You need to replace this code with the code for a button from your own Adsense account. To find where your Adsense button should go, look for the grey comment text that says:


and ends with

<-- -->

To get your own referral button, login to Adsense and click on the 'Referrals' tab. Then click on the 'Firefox' tab and copy the code for one of the buttons. We suggest using the medium-size square buttons.

STEP 5: Optional: customize the html. You can make any changes you'd like to the HTML that displays when IE users come to your site. Adding a personal message from you is a great way to convince your readers to switch.

STEP 6: Test it. Visit the page in Internet Explorer and make sure everything is working like a dream. Then permanently delete Internet Explorer from your computer, you'll never need it again!!!

Note: If these instructions seem too difficult or if you have a blogging account that doesn't allow you to edit the site code, you can still switch people to Firefox and earn Google referral money. Just sign up for Google adsense and paste grab the code that they provide for the switch Firefox buttons. You can paste this into blog entries or the sidebar for your site. It won't be as devastatingly effective as Explorer Destroyer, but it still helps the cause!

There was a bug in the first version of the level 1 script that was posted to the site. It's fixed now, but if you can't get yours to work, you need to find this line in the code:

div id="hasIE_level1" style="/* display: none */"

and change it to this:

div id="hasIE_level1" style="display: none;"

Sorry about that!

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