Configuring the Visitor Profile

The sitemgr has the control over the visitor profile. On this feature, the sitemgr can disable or enable the visitor profile feature.

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1. To do this, go to sitemgr > settings > visitor profile.

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If the visitor profile is enabled simply click the turn off button to disable this feature. You can enable this feature anytime by clicking the turn on button.

2. The sitemgr can also configure the visitor profile settings. Simply select any module settings and select the configuration you prefer and click the submit button to save your changes.

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Adding/Editing a Visitor Profile

This latest version of Edirectory offers a new feature: the Visitor account. The visitor account can write reviews, comments and create a profile that can be personalized. The user can also add favorites (previously quicklist) and view the favorites added on the profile page.

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1. To add a visitor profile, click on the Add a profile link found at the Homepage of the directory:

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2. This will take the user to the member profile page to enter the account information. The visitor should provide his/her email address and set a user password.

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3. Also, the visitor will need to fill-up the contact information and click the submit button to complete the registration.

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4. After successful registration the user can now modify and add information to his/her profile. To do this, the user can click on the edit my profile link, located below the profile page title.

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5. This will take the user to the page to enter personal details, like user photo and twitter account.

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6. The user can modify his/her account settings to chose which information can be visible to his public profile.

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If the visitor wants to add an item (listing, event, classified, banner, article) he/she needs to upgrade the account to Sponsor (previously called member). The sponsors account can add items to the site.

The visitor could also log in to the site using an open id or a facebook account.

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The user will need to enter his/her login details to associate the site with his/her Facebook account.

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Comment Section Settings

The comment section will enable the sitemgr to view, approve(optional), or delete the comments posted by other users.

The comments section has the following icons:

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If users have already added comments on your post, you can view it by going to Blog > Comments.
You will see the ff page:

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To view the detail content of the comment, simply click on the comment.

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To manually approve each comments, go to Settings > Blog located on the main navigation on sitemgr and check the box for this option and click Submit.

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Adding Tags

Tags are similar to listing categories. You can add tags to your post so it will be easier to search for your post according to its content.

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To use tags, do the following:

1. On the left panel under Blog, click on Tag > Add to start adding tags. You will see the following page:

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On the title box, add the desired title for your tag. You can also add keywords for added search functionality.

2. To utilize the SEO function of your tag, fill up the following:

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Optimizing Your Site Using Meta Tags

3. You can select in the languages available where you want your tag to appear. By default, the language is set on English.

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Click on any language and fill up the text boxes to set your tags on other languages.

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Adding/Editing a Post

The Blog Module is a new feature of this Edirectory version. It allows the sitemgr to post contents which can be viewed by all site members and visitors and allow them to post their comments. This feature can be turned on/off anytime.

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To add a new post, do the following:

1. Click on the module Blog on the left navigation panel . You will see a page like this:

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2. Click on Add. This will take you to the following page:

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Type in your desired title for you post. You could also add an image to your post by selecting the Add Image option below the title field. You can add one image for every post.

3. After adding an image you will see the content editor below.

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You can start typing your post in the content editor. If you want your post to show in different languages then simply click on the language tabs located above the content editor and paste your post content there. (if the directory is using multiple languages).

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We advise you to paste your post in all enabled languages. This will allow the site visitors to view your post in foreign languages.

You can add keywords on your post for easy search optimization.

4. Add tags to your post by selecting any tags that apply to your type of post. Your post will automatically appear in the tag you select. (to learn how to add tags, click here)

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5. Click on the submit button to save your changes. You will see a notification if your post was successfully saved. Click on the edit button to modify your post or the delete button if you wish to delete your post.

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New and Improved Way of Using the Gallery

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Using The Old Photo Gallery Feature

Compared to the previous versions, adding/editing an image is made convenient with the use of the add image form that is now integrated when the user add/edit a module (e.g. listing). The functionality of gallery is also improved and optimized. Adding an image is much easier with the use of an upload tool that pops up when the user will add an image.

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the add image option can be seen on modules with this feature(e.g showcase listings)

1. When adding an image, click on the add image button.
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2. After clicking this button a pop-up box will prompt the user to select an image to upload.
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3. After selecting an image, the user can select the thumb version by dragging the cursor over the image. The thumbnail preview can also be seen on the right area.
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4. Click on the submit button to save the changes. The user can now select the option to edit the image, add a caption or to set it as the main image. If the user set it as the main image, this image will be used on the featured item view, the summary view and the detailed view.
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5. The Captions option is now on a pop up box that lets the user type thumbnail and an image caption for the image.
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New Approval Option

This new feature allows the sitemgr to configure the approval requirements options for each module.

It has the following options for approval:
• All modules after payment
• Only new modules
• Only updated modules

It also has an option to send an email notification for the ff:
– New modules are added
– Modules are updated

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To use this feature, do the following:

1. Go to sitemgr > settings >Approval Requirement and you will see this page:

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2. Click on the module that you wish to modify the approval options and select from the options and click the submit buttons to save your changes (e.g. Articles module).

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You can modify the approval options for ALL modules at the same time by simply clicking on the desired module.