PowerSeek SQL Ver 6 Documentation

PowerSeek SQL Documentation Index

1. Installation
2. The basics in 20 minutes
3. Settings
4. The Directory Manager
5 . Front Page Setup
6 . Customization (Look & Feel)
7 . Static / Dynamic Directory
8 . The User Manager
9 . Maintenance
10. Premium Links
11. Plugins
12. How To's, Tips & Tricks
13. PowerSeek SQL Mobile Edition

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DOCUMENTATION INDEX

 

 

1. Installation
   1.1 PowerSeek SQL Installation Instructions
        1.1.1 PowerSeek SQL requirements
        1.1.2 Installation Instructions for Unix/Linux
        1.1.3 Installation Instructions for Windows
   1.2 Installation Notes (Please Read)
   1.3 Unix/Linux installation Trouble Shooter
   1.4 Upgrade Instructions to upgrade to a newer version of PowerSeek SQL
         1.4.1 For Unix/Linux
         1.4.2 For Windows
   1.5 How to Upgrade from Turbo Seek to PowerSeek SQL
        1.5.1 Upgrading From Turbo Seek to PowerSeek SQL - Overview
        1.5.2 PowerSeek SQL Requirements
        1.5.3 Upgrade Instructions
        1.5.4 Upgrading From Turbo Seek to PowerSeek SQL with extra fields/keys.
        1.5.5 Changes After You Have Upgraded To PowerSeek SQL
   1.6 Upgrading From Turbo Seek to PowerSeek SQL - Trouble Shooting
   1.7 Moving PowerSeek SQL to another host

 

 

2. The basics in 20 minutes (Getting Started)
    We highly recommended you read this if you are new to PowerSeek SQL.
    This will teach you the basics and save you time in the long run.

 

 

3. Settings
   
3.1 Global Search Engine Settings
        3.1.1 General Settings
        3.1.2 HTML File Generation Settings
        3.1.3 Directory/Category Listing Settings
        3.1.4 Search Settings
        3.1.5 New Submission Settings
        3.1.6 Comment/Review Submission Settings
        3.1.7 Control Panel Settings
        3.1.8 What's New & Top Hits Settings
        3.1.9 New & Popular Indication Settings
        3.1.10 Modifying Links Settings
   3.2 HTML Generation Resource Usage
   3.3 Customize Emails
        3.3.1 New Submission Emails
        3.3.2 New Premium Submission Emails
        3.3.3 User Registration System Emails
        3.3.4 Link Modification Emails
   3.4 Text Configurations
   3.5 Premium Link Settings

   3.6 Extra Field/Key Settings
        3.6.1 How to add an extra field
        3.6.2 Changing Extra Field Settings
        3.6.3 Removing Extra Fields
        3.6.4 Displaying Extra Fields with Link Listings
        3.6.5 Implementing Extra Fields Inside Add URL and Modify forms
        3.6.6 How to use Drop Down Menus in Add URL and Modify Forms with Extra Fields
   3.7 User Extra Fields/Keys Settings
   3.8 Comments/Reviews Extra Fields/Keys Settings
        3.8.1 How to display values of Comment/Review Extra Fields with comments/reviews
        3.8.2 How to collect 'Comment/Review Extra Fields' data when users submit comments/reviews from 'More Info' pages
        3.8.3 How to display values of Comment/Review Extra Fields with comments/reviews
   3.9 Extra Add URL / Modify Forms
   3.10 Google SiteMaps
   3.11 How to Provide RSS Feeds from Categories
   3.12 How to Create Specialized/Advanced Searches
        3.12.1 How to set up a Simple Specialized Search
        3.12.2 How to set up Advanced Specialized Searches
        3.12.3 How to set up Specific Category Searches

 

 

4. The Directory Manager (Adding Categories/Directories & Links)
    4.1 Overview

    4.2 How to add a category/directory
    4.3 Deleting a category/directory
    4.4 Renaming a category/directory
    4.5 Moving a category/directory
    4.6 How locked category/directories work
    4.7 How to cross link category/directories
          4.7.1 How to add cross links
          4.7.2 How to delete cross links
    4.8 How to use hidden Directories/Categories
    4.9 How to Generate Specific Directories/Categories
    4.10 How to add related directories/categories
    4.11 Adding a link to a category/directory
    4.12 Adding more than 1 link to a category/directory
    4.13 Importing Data/links
           4.13.1 Order & Content
                     4.13.1.1 Order & Content
                     4.13.1.2 Delimitation
           4.13.2 ODP Link Importer
    4.14 Editing, Moving, Copying or Deleting Links
           4.14.1 Editing, Moving, Copying or Deleting Links in categories/directories
           4.14.2 Searching for a link for Editing, Moving, Deleting Links
    4.15 Crawling for titles, descriptions and keywords
    4.16 Using custom HTML templates for different categories/directories
    4.17 Previewing directories/categories
    4.18 Targeting banners or adverts at categories/directories
    4.19 Retrieving Email Addresses

 

 

5. Front Page Setup
    5.1 How to use IFRAME tags to create and maintain your Front Page (Easy)
    5.2 How to use Javascript Includes to create and maintain your front page (Easy)
    5.3 Front Page Template Method
    5.4 How to use SSI’s to create and maintain your Front Page
    5.5 How to create your front page manually (Easiest)
    5.6 How to add a search box to your front page

 

 

6. Customization (Look & Feel)
    6.1 How to Implement a Global Template
    6.2 Template Customization Basics
    6.3 Template Basics
    6.4 How to edit templates
    6.5 What is the variable words in the templates/HTML files?
    6.6 How to use images in templates
    6.7 Default Directory Template Customization Explanation
    6.8 General Template Guidelines
    6.9 How to use template includes
    6.10 Global Variables (Variables available to all templates)
    6.11 How to use custom directory templates

           6.11.1 How to create custom template sets
           6.11.2 How to assign custom templates to directories/categories
    6.12 Customizing The Category/Directory Templates
    6.13 Customizing The Search Results Templates
    6.14 Customizing The Add URL Templates

           6.14.1 User Registration Add URL & Modify Templates
           6.14.2 Standard Add URL& Modify Templates
    6.15 Customizing The Rating Templates
    6.16 Customizing The Review Templates
    6.17 Customizing The What's New Templates
    6.18 Customizing The Top Hits Templates
    6.19 Customizing The Broken Link Templates
    6.20 Customizing The Mailing List Removal Templates

    6.21 Customizing Next / Previous and Pages links

 

 

7. How to run a Static or Dynamic Directory
     7.1 How to run a static directory
          7.1.1 Generating the HTML files from the admin control panel
          7.1.2 Updating Changes to existing HTML files (Previously generated HTML files)
          7.1.3 Generating HTML files from Telnet or SSH
          7.1.4 Using cron to generate your HTML files on a scheduled basis
          7.1.5 Updating Changes to existing HTML files (Previously generated HTML files) From Telnet/SSH
          7.1.6 Using cron to update Changes to existing HTML files on a a scheduled basis
     7.2 How to run a dynamic directory
     7.3 How to run a dynamic directory with Mod_Rewrite

 

 

8. The User Manager
     8.1 What is the User Manager?
     8.2 How to enable the User Manager (Requiring registration or user accounts for link submissions)
     8.3 How to disable the User Manager (Not requiring registration or user accounts for link submissions)
     8.4 User Extra Fields/Keys (Collecting Extra Information when users register accounts)
     8.5 Sending Email to users

     8.6 How to let Users Login with Facebook to Submit Links

 

 

9. Maintenance
     9.1 New Submissions
           9.1.1 Medium-Sized and Large-Sized Search Engines Add URL Forms
           9.1.2 Premium and Standard Submissions
           9.1.3 How to Approve/Reject New Submissions
     9.2 How to approve changes to modified links
     9.3 How to approve or reject new link reviews/comments
     9.4 How to manage broken links
     9.5 Generating HTML files
     9.6 Generating Your Front Page (Index Page)
     9.7 Recounting Links
     9.8 Removing dead HTML files. (Clean-up)

            9.8.1 How to run the clean up utility from from Telnet/SSH
            9.8.2 How to run the clean up utility on a scheduled basis via Unix CRON
     9.9 Database Maintenance

 

 

10. Premium Links
     10.1 What are premium links and how to add them?
     10.2 Premium Link Settings
            10.2.1 Using Paypal as Payment Gateway with PowerSeek SQL
            10.2.2 Using an alternative order processor other than PayPal
            10.2.3 Premium Link Order Form Expiry Options
            10.2.4 Other Premium Link Settings
     10.3 Sending Email to Premium Link Owners
     10.4 Retrieving Email Addresses of Premium Link Owners
     10.5 Customizing Premium Link Email Responses
     10.6 Expiry Emails
     10.7 Sending Expiry Emails to Premium Link Owners Who's Premium Links is About to Expire
     10.8 Browsing and editing premium links

     10.9 Customizing Premium Link Templates

 

 

11. Plugins
    11.1. Links Plugins

            11.1.1 Google SiteMaps
            11.1.2 Popular & New Link Includes
            11.1.3 Extra Add URL / Modify Forms
            11.1.4 Import/Export Utility
            11.1.5 Random Link Includes
            11.1.6 Total Link Include
            11.1.7 Duplicate Link Checker
            11.1.8 Listing Expiration for Classifieds
            11.1.9 Link Expiry Tool
            11.1.10 Google Maps - How to display Google Maps for listings
            11.1.11 How to let users use Facebook to Post Comments (Facebook Comments)
    11.2 Category Plugins
            11.2.1 Category Includes
            11.2.2 Empty Category Checker
            11.2.3 Category Drop Down Navigator
    11.3 Advertisement Plugins
           11.3.1 Premium Link Manager
           11.3.2 Text/HTML Ad Manager
           11.3.3 Banner Ad Manager
           11.3.4 Reciprocal Link Checker
    11.4 Searching Plugins
            11.4.1 Search Term Statistics
            11.4.2 Top Search Term Includes
            11.4.3 Specialized Search Creator
            11.4.4 Search Cloud
            11.4.5 Keyword Assignment Tool
            11.4.6 Category Searches
    11.5 Email Plugins
            11.5.1 Email Mailing & Address Retrieval
            11.5.2 Premium Link Email Mailing
            11.5.3 Form Mailer
    11.6 Template Plugins
            11.6.1 Template Switching Tool
            11.6.2 Master Template Importer
    11.7 Maintenance Plugins
            11.7.1 Data Backups
            11.7.2 Broken Link Checker
    11.8 Spam Blocking Plugins
            11.8.1 Spam Filter
            11.8.2 Spambot Disabler
    11.9 Utility Plugins
            11.9.1 Raw SQL Query Tool
            11.9.2 Thumbnail Batch Resizer & Importer

 

 

12. How To's, Tips & Tricks
     12.1 How to Create Your Front Page or Index Page in 10 Minutes or Less
     12.2 How to enable Reciprocal Link Checking and Reciprocal Link Validation
            12.2.1 How to enable Reciprocal Link Checking
            12.2.2 Reciprocal Link Validation
     12.3 File Uploading, Images, Videos and Files
            12.3.1 How to place/use images in link listings with tags
            12.3.2 How to display and let submitters upload an image with link listings
            12.3.3 How to display and let submitters upload multiple images with link listings
            12.3.4 How to display and let submitters upload videos with link listings
     12.4 How to use PowerSeek SQL as a CMS (Content Management System)
     12.5 How to build an Image Gallery with PowerSeek SQL
     12.6 How to charge for standard listings
     12.7 Blocking Spam Submissions & Automated Spam Submission Scripts
            12.7.1 How to block automated submission services and spammers from using the 'Add URL' forms.
            12.7.2 How to block automated submission services and spammers from using the 'Comments' forms.
            12.7.3 How to block automated submission services and spammers from using the 'Broken Link Report' forms
            12.7.4 How to block automated submission services and spammers from registering user accounts
     12.8 Using listings without URL's
     12.9 Recommendations For Large Search Engines
     12.10 New & Popular graphic indicators
            12.10.1 What it is / used for
            12.10.2 Settings
            12.10.3 Implementation
            12.10.4 Customizing the 'new' & 'pop' graphics
     12.11 How to optimize generated (static) category pages for Search Engines
     12.12 How to display listings in more than one column


  13. PowerSeek SQL Mobile Edition
     13.1 How to create a mobile version of an existing Search Engine & Directory
     13.2 How to create a mobile Search Engine & Directory

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