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Turbo Seek Documentation

Index

1. Installation
2. Settings and Options (After installation)
3. The Directory Manager
4. How templates & their variables work
5. Building a Search Index
6. Running your directory
7. Tips, Tricks & Notes
8. Plug-In's


INDEX

1. Installation

1.1 Installation
1.2 Overview of files in the .zip archive
1.3 Installation Trouble Shooter
1.4 Upgrading Your Copy
        1.4.1 Upgrading from ver 2.x
        1.4.2 Upgrading from ver 1.x
1.5 Uninstallation
1.6 How to create your search engine in just a few steps - Tutorial &
        1.6.1 (Step 1) Create Your Directory Structure
        1.6.2 (Step 2) Add Links To Your Directories
        1.6.3 (Step 3) Creating The Front Page of Your Search Engine & Directory
        1.6.4 Adding Search Capability to your Search Engine and Directory
        1.6.5 Notes On Running a HTML Generated Directory
        1.6.6 Final Notes on This Tutorial

2. Settings and Options (After installation)

2.0 Overview
2.1 General Configuration
        2.1.1 Directory File Extensions:
        2.1.2 Default Index File:
        2.1.3 When Indexes builds from command line:
        2.1.4 Directory listings sorted by:
        2.1.5 Number of items per page:
        2.1.6 How to link url's of link listings in directory:
        2.1.7 Date format when listing a date with a link listing:
        2.1.8 Number of items per page: (Searches)
        2.1.9 Next Page Text:
        2.1.10 Previous Page Text:
        2.1.11 Text before number of pages:
        2.1.12 Text when link has no rating:
        2.1.13 Review Text:
        2.1.14 'Rate it' Text:
        2.1.15 Open a javascript window when rate-it is clicked:
        2.1.16 Open a javascript window when reviews clicked:
        2.1.17 Separator between next and previous page:
        2.1.18 Separator when displaying category location:
        2.1.19 Text when a search revealed no matches:
        2.1.20 Text when there is no reviews to display:
        2.1.21 When links from the search results are clicked open them in a new window?
        2.1.22 When links from the directories/categories are clicked open them in a new window?
        2.1.23 Name of 'Add Url' Link:
        2.1.24 Display the @ character next to directories if the directories contains sub directories?
        2.1.25 Display the number of links present in directories when listing directories:
        2.1.26 Number of links per page:
        2.1.27 Display Link Counts: (Turning this off will improve speed in the control panel)
        2.1.28 Enable Image Authentication when visitors submit links?
        2.1.29 Enable Image Authentication when visitors post comments/reviews?
        2.1.30 Strip HTML tags from fields when new submissions are received:
        2.1.31 Block referrers other than the domain Turbo Seek is running on.
        2.1.32 Maximum Number of Characters allowed in description field when a link is submitted:
        2.1.33 Check for duplicates when new URL's are submitted?
2.2 Error Text Configuration
2.3 New User Submission Email
2.4 Rejected User Submission Email
2.5 Spam Keyword Filter
        2.5.1 How to add a new keyword filter
2.6 How to use the banner manager
        2.6.1 Introduction
        2.6.2 How it works (Short Description)
        2.6.3 How to rotate banners in your directory/category listings using the default 'directory HTML template'.
        2.6.4 How to rotate banners in your directory/category by using custom templates.
        2.6.5 How to target banners at content
        2.6.6 Displaying banners with search results
        2.6.7 Rotating banners on normal web pages
2.7 How to add your own fields/keys
        2.7.1 How to add a fields/keys
        2.7.2 Editing your fields/keys
        2.7.3 Deleting fields/keys
        2.7.4 Integrating your fields/keys into your link listings
        2.7.5 Integrating your fields/keys into your add url form/template
2.8 Submissions Mailing List Management

3. The Directory Manager (Creating your directory)

3.0 Overview
3.1 How to add a directory
3.2 Deleting a directory
3.3 Renaming a directory and editing its description
3.4 Adding a link to a directory
3.5 Adding more than 1 link to a directory
3.6 Importing Data/links
3.7 Editing, Moving, Deleting Links
       3.7.1 Editing, Moving, Deleting Links in categories
       3.7.2 Searching for a link for Editing, Moving, Deleting Links
3.8 Crawling for titles, descriptions and keywords
3.9 Using custom HTML templates for different categories
3.10 Previewing categories
3.11 New Submissions
3.12 New Reviews

4. How templates & their variables work

4.1 The idea behind the HTML templates
4.2 Editing the Default Directory Template Plug-In
4.3 The Rest of the templates
4.4 Using different template html code for different categories
4.5 How to use template includes
       4.5.1 What are template includes?
       4.5.2 How to create a template include
       4.5.3 How to include template includes inside your templates

5. Building a Search Index

5.0 Overview
5.1 Building a search index from the admin control panel.
5.2 Building a search index from the Unix command prompt.
5.3 Using cron to build an index on a scheduled basis.
       5.3.1 Overview of how cron and admin4.cgi would work

6. Running your directory

6.0 Overview
6.1 Creating the index/front-page of your directory.
6.2 Running an HTML generated directory.
       6.2.1 Generating the HTML files from the admin control panel.
       6.2.2 Generating the HTML files from the Unix/Linux command prompt.
       6.2.3 If you plan on using SSI on the HTML generated files (advanced users)
       6.2.4 Using cron to generate your HTML files on a scheduled basis
6.3 Running a programmatic directory.
6.4 Using the What's New and Top Hits pages.
6.5 Checking for broken links
       6.5.1 Using Cron to check for broken links
6.6 Data Backups
6.7 Moving your directory to another host or server

7. Tips, Tricks & Notes

7.1 Using listings without URLs
7.2 Using images in link listings
       7.2.1 Adding images to link listings
       7.2.2 Adding images that is hyperlinked
       7.2.3 Allowing visitors to submit images with new submissions
7.3 How to submit your tips & tricks
7.4 Limitations & Recommendations (Large Engines)

8. Plug-In's

8.1 How to use the banner manager
       8.1.1 Introduction
       8.1.2 How it works (Short Description)
       8.1.3 How to rotate banners in your directory/category listings using the default 'directory HTML template'.
       8.1.4 How to rotate banners in your directory/category by using custom templates.
       8.1.5 How to target banners at content
       8.1.6 Displaying banners with search results
       8.1.7 Rotating banners on normal web pages
8.2 Spam/Keyword filter
       8.2.1 How to add a new keyword filter
8.3 Submissions mailing list management


Additional Documentation & Help

Knowledge Base
Frequently asked questions about Turbo Seek.

How to create your search engine in just a few steps - Tutorial
Will help you with the basics to get your directory and search engine up and running in just a few steps.

Template Tutorial
Explains how to customize templates so that you can give your directory and search engine the look and feel you want it to have.

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