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Links Page Plugin

Links Page plugin

This plugin was developed and maintained by Lisa with extras from some others from e107 Inc team.

It was customized for version 2 mainly by Jimako and others. Thanks Rica-carv, Norwayman, yesszus for help with testing and further developing.

Note: this is the temporary fix until there will be a new "super-modern"* version for the Links Page plugin

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*in quotes, because the only planned new plugin is Weblinks from United Nuke, which is older in fact. 

About and installing

About

The Links Page plugin is a plugin that allows the user to display links to external websites on 1 page. The links can be split into categories with icons for each category.  


Installing

Outdated

Seeing as the plugin is a core plugin, no uploading is required, as this is done when you upload your core. To install, simply go to your Plugin Manager in your admin area and click the install button for the Link Page plugin. You can now configure your link page.

New version

Links Page plugin is not any more core plugin. You need to upload it at first.  Or download from plugin repository (it could be outdated version).

from the old wiki for now
Manage Link Categories


This area of the plugin allows you to change categories and their position. When you first click the 'Manage Link Categories' button you are taken to a page with a list of all the categories. Using the drop down menu on the right, you can choose the order of each category. You can also move categories up or down using the arrow buttons. This is the order which they will be listed on the page.

If you click on the hammer icon beside each category, you can edit the details for the category. This will bring up a page the same as creating a category, with the only difference being that the details are filled in. You can change any of these details and the category will be updated.

Clicking the red cross beside a category will delete it, but to be sure, e107 will display a prompt.


Create Link Category


This area of the configuration allows you to create a new category for links. You can specify a Name, Description, Icon and the Visibility of the category. The Name is exactly what it says it is. It is the title of the category. The Description is a body of text used to give more detail than the title of the category. The Icon is a small graphic that will be displayed beside the category. Icons are a way to allow users to quickly identify categories. There are two ways to select an icon, uploading and using an already uploaded icon.


Uploading an Icon


Uploading is when you upload an image from your hard drive to the web server. To upload, click the 'browse' button. Select the image file that you wish to upload and click ok. You can change the thumbnail size from 50px but it is best to leave this as it is. Click upload to upload the image.


Selecting an already uploaded Icon


Click 'view images' and simply click on the image you want. e107 fills in the textbox automatically.

The visibility of the category is simply who can view it.

from the old wiki for now
Manage Links

When you click on the 'Manage Links' button, you are brought to a page with a list of categories on it. Select the hammer icon beside the category that the link you wish to edit is in. When you do this, a list of all the links in that category are shown here. You can select the order of links by using the drop down menus, or you can use the up and down arrow buttons if you are only moving a few links.

Clicking the hammer icon beside each link allows you to edit the link. This brings up a page similar to the page shown when creating a link with the difference being the link details are filled in. You can edit any of these details and update the link.

Selecting the red cross beside a link will delete it, but to be sure, e107 will give you a prompt before doing so.


Create Link

Creating a link is very simple. Firstly, you must choose the category the link will be in. A dropdown box will be shown, where you can choose from all the categories that you have already created.

The Name of the link is what is shown to the user. This is helpful to keep the link looking tidy, to stop URL'S being shown which some users find untidy looking.

The Url is where the link will send the user when it is clicked.

The Description is useful to give the user some information about the target page. This can be especially useful to tell users if the link is nsfw (not suitable for work).

As with categories, the icon can be either uploaded or selected.


Uploading an Icon

Uploading is when you upload an image from your hard drive to the web server. To upload, click the 'browse' button. Select the image file that you wish to upload and click ok. You can change the thumbnail size from 50px but it is best to leave this as it is. Click upload to upload the image.


Selecting an already uploaded Icon

Click 'view images' and simply click on the image you want. e107 fills in the textbox automatically.

Open Type is the way the window will open, either in a new window, same window or a mini window. A new window is useful as it doesn't take users away from your site, however some users may find it irritating for new windows to open.


Finally, visibility is to select who can see the link. You can choose to have admin only, anyone, members or a specific user class.

Options

Options

the options page allows you to change the behaviour of the links_page plugin

General Options

These options are generally used throughout the link pages.

divide categories into individual pages Whether to have one category per page or not
allow links to be submitted whether users can submit links or not
who can submit links which class can submit links, requires previous to be enabled.
allow direct posting if enabled, site admin doesn't need to confirm links
use multiple pages to show the links whether to have multiple pages for links
number of links per page number of links per page
allow comments on all links users can comment on all links
allow users to rate links users can rate links if enabled
show these navigator links decide what links to show on the page

 
 Personal Link Managers

The personal link managers are privileged users who can manage their own personally added links.
allow personal management on links users can maintain their own links
who can manage links these users can manage their links
allow direct posting if enabled, site admin doesn't need to approve links
allow direct deleting users can delete their own links



Category Page

here you can change options for the category page.
display which sections what information to show per category
show empty categories if yes, empty categories are still listed
show default icon if none is present if no specific icon chosen, a default is used
display sort and order menu menu to allow the user to change the view of the categories
default sort method how to sort the categories, default is name
default order method ascending or descending
default resize value image resize size

Links Display

These options are used on the link pages.
display which sections what information to show per link
show default icon if none is present if no specific icon chosen, a default is used
display sort and order menu menu to allow the user to change the view of the links
default sort method how to sort the links, default is name
default order method ascending or descending
use override of link open method this sets all the links to open the same way, irrespective of individual settings.
default resize value image resize size



Refer Page

These options are used on the top refer links page.
minimum refer value only links with a refer count larger then the given value are displayed (0 or empty = all)

Rating Page

These options are used on the top rated links page.
minimum rating value only links with a rating larger then the given value are displayed (0 or empty = all)


Menu

These options are used for links_page menu
caption menu The title of the menu, the default is the title in the LAN file.
show these navigator links links to show in the menu.
caption navigator caption of navigator section, default is the LAN value
rendertype navigator links checkbox or hyperlink
show category links show links to categories or not
caption categories the title of the caption section, default is the LAN value
show amount of links show the link count or not
rendertype category links checkboxes or hyperlinks
show recent links show a list of recent links or not
display which data show the category or description
caption recent list title of the recent section, default is the LAN value.
how many recent links are displayed how many recent links to display if recent links are enabled.