You are most likely using custom templates in the categories where your changes does not show. Double check that the categories you are viewing where the changes does not show is not using a custom template set. If the categories is set to use a custom template set then you will need to edit the custom template set's templates instead of the default category templates. You can see what custom templates is in use by browsing the categories in the Directory Manager. The custom template names are listed in the 'Template' column.
Go to the Control panel >> Template Manager >> 1. Default Category/Directory Templates >> Links Style
Now apply the styles you want to use for the link styles to this template. This template represents the style of standard links displayed inside categories.
If you would like to apply the same styles to premium links then go to the PowerSeek Control Panel >> Template Manager >> 1. Default Category/Directory Templates >> Premium Links Style
To customize other link listings listed in other places with the CSS styles you need to do the following:
For Search Results links:
Go to the Control Panel >> Template Manager >> 2. Search Result Templates - Places the reference to the style sheet inside: Main Search Page - Edit the link style templates Links Style and Premium Links Style to implement the styles
For the What's New links styles:
Go to the Control Panel >> Template Manager >> 6. What's New Templates
- Places the reference to the style sheet inside: Main What's New Page
- Edit the link style templates What's New Listings Style and What's New Listings Premium Style to implement the styles
For the Top Hits links styles:
Go to the Control Panel >> Template Manager >> 7. Top Hits Templates
- Places the reference to the style sheet inside: Main Top Hits Page
- Edit the link style templates Top Hits Listings Style and Top Hits Listings Premium Style to implement the styles
For the Favorites links styles:
Go to the Control Panel >> Template Manager >> 9. Favorites
- Places the reference to the style sheet inside: Main Favorites
- Edit the link style templates Favorites Link Style and Favorites Premium Link Style to implement the styles
1. Firstly there are various responses PowerSeek provides in some situations. To change these go to the Control Panel >> Settings >> Text Configurations - Now change the texts used here to the language you are going to use.
2. In some situations PowerSeek sends email to users. To translate these go to the Control Panel >> settings >> Customize Emails >> Go through each email to translate it.
3. PowerSeek comes with the ability where everything displayed to end users are 100% customizable. The rest of everything displayed to end users can be customized by going to the Control Panel >> Template Manager
PowerSeek uses none of it's own HTML. It uses templates (ordinary HTML) files to determine the look and feel of all functions used by end users. All this can be edited/changed from the Control Panel >> Template Manager
When editing a template a preview is displayed to you so that you know where it is used. You can find out how to edit templates by following the links below:
Yes, there is a quick way to implement it. To implement it, follow the instructions below:
Step 1. Get links to place inside your template:
This screen will also contain a heading reading: 'Search Box HTML Code'. Also place this HTML code inside your template so that it has a 'Search Box' for your Search Engine & Directory.
Step 2. Implement Template
Now your template should contain the links 'Whats New', 'Most Popular', Login, etc. and a search box as well.
To implement the template go to the Control Panel >> Master Template Importer Ver: 1.0 >> Start the Wizard to Implement a Global Template
Now inside your template place the text !!psdata!! - The !!psdata!! will be replaced by PowerSeek functions that enables users to view categories, view search results, etc.
After placing !!psdata!! in the template upload the template.
Yes. To use style sheets with PowerSeek, create a style sheet file. Then reference it between the <HEAD> tags of each PowerSeek template where the style sheet should be used.
Let's say you create a file called style.css containing your style sheet data.
After you created the file upload it somewhere to your web site.
In each PowerSeek template insert the following between the <HEAD> tags:
<link href="http://www.yourdomain.com/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
(Replace the path http://www.yourdomain.com with your domain name and path to the style sheet file)
Your 'Add URL' template has a scrolling text box. The scrolling text box has the effect of influencing the actual HTML code used in the Template manager. In other words the scrolling text box creates a situation where the HTML code is not displaying correctly in your browser when trying to edit the template(S).
To solve the problem, manually open your 'Add URL' templates. To do this you will need to transfer/ftp the 'Add URL' templates from your host to your hard drive and edit them with your web editor. After your changes has been implemented, upload the template(s) and replace your old ones.
The templates is situated inside the 'data' directory of PowerSeek. If you are not sure where the 'data' directory is situated on your host, go to the template manager and choose to edit add_url.html or add_urlp.html. The popup window will display the full server path to the 'Add URL' templates. (at the top of the page)
In the event where things are not working as they should after editing a template, you can restore the default template or templates that came with PowerSeek to get everything back to working order.
To restore the default templates of PowerSeek go to the Template Manager in the Control Panel. Edit the template that you have problems with from the template manager. Click the 'Restore Default' button instead of saving the template and the factory default template will be restored. After doing this the problem will be solved and you can re-customize the template.
Yes there is. Edit the template called subdirs.html - You can find it by going to the Control Panel >> Template Manager >> 1. Default Category/Directory Templates >> Sub Categories/Directories Style 1 (subdirs.html) - Remove the %%subdirs3%% variable from it to use only 2 columns. Remove the %%subdirs3%% and %%subdirs2%% variables for only one column.
Yes, there is. When you open the comment template (review_it.html) you will see a variable called %%description_box%% - This variable is replaced by a comment/review scrolling text box where users type the review/comment text. The reason a variable is used, is because scrolling text boxes interferes with the HTML display in PowerSeek's template manager. That is why a scrolling text box is not included in the template but a variable called %%description_box%% instead.
To add your own scrolling-text-comment-box (to enlarge it's size) you will manually need to edit the template called review_it.html - To manually edit the template download (via ftp) the file called 'review_it.html'. This file is situated inside your PowerSeek 'data' directory. You can find the location of the 'data' directory by going to the Control Panel >> Home >> Configuration Info
When editing the template with your web editor add a scrolling text box and call it 'review'. After that, upload the template (review_it.html) and replace the old one.
Note that you can edit the 'Review' template from the Control Panel >> Template Manager >> 5. Comment/Review Templates >> Main Comment/Review Page (review_it.html)
To change that go to the Control Panel >> Template Manager >> Create/Configure Front Page or Index Page >> A popup window will appear. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and change the URL in the section reading: 'What is the URL to your Domain or Front Entrance of the Search Engine & Directory:'