psLinks :: Use Instructions

 
How to use psLinks

 

 

The first thing you will need to do is LOGIN to psLinks (see screenshot to the right).

When you installed the script you selected a username and password. Type that username and password into the appropriate fields and click LOGIN to psLinks to enter the script management.

To reset the username and password refer to the script README file for instructions. Follow the same instructions used to change the username and password to look up the username and password if you happen to forget what they are.

psLinks Management

When you first login to psLinks you are taken to the MANAGE page (see screenshot to the right).

There are many options to choose from:

CATEGORY MANAGEMENT
There is a dropdown list that contains all the current categories. Select the category you wish to edit/delete/preview and press the appropriate link. You can also ADD NEW or CHANGE PASSWORD by clicking those links.

LINKS MANAGEMENT
Under the LINKS WIZARD you see the area used to list the links in the selected category. There is one main button and there are 3 columns visible:

ADD NEW/EDIT CATEGORY CONFIGURATION

The ADD/EDIT CONFIGURATION feature is the most powerful feature of psLinks. It allows you to configure all the various options that psLinks provides, such as:

NAME
This field is used to NAME the category. Use a brief but descriptive name so you remember what the purpose was later.

PAGINATION
Pagination allows the links to span multiple pages when they get to be larger in numbers. For example, if you had 100 links and specified 10 links per page, the page links at the bottom would show 10 additional link pages.

TYPE
The category TYPE is an option that enables you to allow the public to submit links to your list.

ORDER
You can specify the order the links appear on the results page(s). The options below are rather self explanatory.

LINK TARGET
Many sites uses frames, this allows you to type in the specific frame target you wish to have the link open up in.

ALLOW BANNER UPLOAD
Adding a banner or image to the link makes the script very versatile. Now you can add banners and text descriptions to your links lists. Or use other images to help 'sell' the link. You could even upload photos of staff members and create an organizational chart out of your list of links.

SHOW NUMBER OF CLICKS
Every time a link is clicked the statistic is tracked by psLinks. You can view this number in the management area at any time. You can also show the number of clicks next to each link if you so desire.

ALLOW HTML CODE IN FIELDS
You can use this option to allow the submitters to add HTML code to the input fields. use this option with caution if you are allowing public submissions. There is no way to determine SAFE HTML from UNSAFE HTML code.

CUSTOM FIELDS
This is the best feature of psLinks. This allows the admin to add up to 10 additional custom fields to the submission form. It even has the option of making the custom fields hidden or visible to the links page.

PREVIEW
Clicking this opens the selected category in a PREVIEW popup window.

LINKS WIZARD
This is used to capture the link code to show the links on your website (see screenshot to the right). Use the GRAB button to get the type of code you desire, use COPY to get the text into buffer. Then open your favorite web editor and paste the code into your HTML document in the location you wish the LINKS LIST to appear.