The Downloads section of myPHPNuke is a nice piece of software. It allows you to fill a database with file references of files that are available somewhere on the web. There is no need to store the file (redundantly) on your own web space. You just provide the link to the file and a nice and complete description of the contents of the file. If you want to point to files on your own web space, you can do so, but you have to upload the files manually by using your own FTP-client or Secure Copy-client.
The first part of the Downloads Admin page is the Downloads control menu. We will discuss the contents of the menu later because they are only useful when you have entered one or more downloads in your web site's database. As long as there are no download entries in the database, every part of the menu will give you a small message stating that there is nothing to check.
The Downloads part of myPHPNuke gives you a lot of features that you can use. Downloads can easily be categorized by defining categories and subcategories.
Because dividing all the download on your web site into categories might not be enough, you can add an extra level of detail to the categories by adding sub categories to every category.
Here you enter all the details of the file that you make available for download.
Table 7.4. Download File Description Options
The name of the program that the visitor can recognize.
The URL that points to the location of the file.
A drop down list of the download categories that you made available on your web site.
A clear description of the contents of the download. Make sure you give the visitor enough information so that he/she can decide if this is the right file to download.
The name of the author or company.
The email address of the author or company.
The file size of the download in bytes.
The version of the download file.
The URL of the home page where the visitor can find more detailed information about the program or the author.
The number of times this file is downloaded. You can enter a value here because you might be converting from a different download manager to myPHPNuke!
When you click the Submit button, the form is saved to the downloads table in the database and a confirmation will be shown to you.
From time to time you might need to edit the details of a download. You need to enter the ID of the download.
You can not only edit the details of the download, you can also add an Editorial to the chosen download.
After submitting the Editorial, a confirmation with preview of the Editorial will be shown to you.
The Downloads Control Menu has four options.
When there is a number shown larger than zero, there are Broken Links reports entered by visitors. You need to check those reports and act as needed to restore the integrity of the Downloads.
When there is a number shown larger than zero, visitors have entered change requests for your downloads. You need to check those requests and act as necessary.
From time to time you need to check if all the listed download URL's are still valid. You can do so by using the Validate Downloads option in the Downloads Control Menu at the top of the Downloads Admin page. Choose the category you want to check.
During the check, the progress is presented to you on a web page.
At first, the visitor has to choose a category. Then, after the visitor clicked the link of the chosen filename, the file details are displayed.
This page allows you to manipulate the Reviews default page.
The title and content you enter here will follow the top navigation and search form on the main reviews page. You can use this to add special instructions for submitting reviews, or to highlight a particular review of your choice.Reviews Page Title sets the title for the content you wish to add.Reviews Page Description will be the content you wish to add. Please Note: This is not where you add reviews. Please use the provided link for adding reviews.
Reviews Waiting for Validation is used to inform you of Reviews posted by users for the site. You can edit or delete the Review if needed. Finalize the review once you have validated it by posting it to the site. The user who submitted the review will be informed by email that the review was validated and posted.
ToEdit or Delete a Review browse to the review of your choice when you are logged in as an administrator and choose the appropriate link. Note: You must be logged in as an Administrator with Super User or Reviews privileges or these links will not be visible.
By using the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Add-On you can have your own FAQ section for your site. Options here include add, delete, or modifying your FAQs. You will need to create a category before entering any FAQ's.
To add Categories: Enter the name you want for your category and click on the Add button.
After you have added a category, you can start entering your Questions & Answers. Click on the "Question & Answer" link to view the current FAQ's for that category, or to add a new FAQ.
You can Edit or Delete a category by using the appropriate links listed to the right of the category name.
The Yellow Pages give you... Yellow Pages, a directory of Company names that can be categorized. Visitors of your site can enter modification requests and report broken links. The configuration menu shows these requests and reports and you can act as needed.
At first you have to enter one or more categories. The image URL you enter must refer to an existing image. If it's an image on your own site, you have to upload it by hand. There is currently no provision for uploading or file management available in myPHPNuke.
Each category can have subcategories. They are not necessary, but it makes it easy for visitors to follow immediately instated of browsing through a long list of companies.
Finally you can enter information about the organizations you want to be listed at your Yellow Pages.
Of course it is possible to change the categories.
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