Directory: Frequent Questions
1. Do I have to
create all these categories myself?
Answer: NO. Advanced Directory is
ready as soon as you install it. ALL the categories, sub-categories, links
are fetched, organized and produced by the script. You do NOT need
to deal with any manual editing or data/category creation. All data related
issues are automatically handled by the script.
2. How much disk
space do I need to run Advanced Directory?
Answer: You should have at least 15
Megabytes (MB) of disk space. However, Advanced Directory can temporarily
cache a reasonable amount of content locally to improve performance. If you have more
disk space you will be able allow more content to be cached. This will
make your directory run even faster. This temporary cache is refreshed
automatically on a regular basis.
3. Can I create
Side-Panels to place links/small ad-banners or interactive-links?
Answer: Yes. Advanced Directory outputs
each directory element individually. This makes it easy to add anything
on your directory (and search result) pages. You can add side-panels exactly
the same way as on an ordinary HTML document. You can create static, dynamic/interactive
links, search-links (with Keywords automatically added) and ad-banner
links anywhere on your directory (and search result) pages.
4. How often the
local cache is refreshed?
Answer: You can set the freshness
time limit as suited. The default setting usually works fine. However,
you can set any appropriate freshness time-limit. Cached contents are
automatically purged/refreshed on a regular basis. Existing customers
please see the ReadMe file for details.
5. What if ODP
changes its directory structure?
Answer: As mentioned earlier, Advanced
Directory refreshes all content on a regular basis. So, your directory
will always follow valid ODP structure.
6. Can I run Advanced
Directory on NT server?
Answer: Yes. Advanced Directory works
on both UNIX and NT machines.
7. Do I need to
have/install any additional Libraries like LWP?
Answer: NO. Just a standard Perl installation
will be fine (see Requirements for more).
8. I am curious
about the built-in Date/Time feature. My website is hosted on a Virtual
server located in a different country. The local time (system time) differs
from my own local time. Can I still make Advanced Directory to show Time/Date
in my local time?
Answer: Yes. You have the option to
set a time difference to match any time-zone.
9. Can I use different
output formats for Directories, Related Categories and Links?
10. Can I set a
different page design for different categories?
Answer: Yes. You can set different
designs (Templates) for different main-categories.
11. Some categories
on ODP include too many links. Can I set a number of links to be shown
Answer: Yes you can. You can choose
to show any number of links per-page.
12. Do I have to
include all the ODP main categories in my Directory?
Answer: No. You can choose all or
any number of main categories; you can also include them in ANY order
and style (as HTML links, Select-Box etc).
13. Do I have to
show any CurryGuide Logo or put a link to CurryGuide?
14. Can I show
banners on my Directory pages?
Answer: Yes, you can put banners,
links etc. on your directory pages the same way as on an ordinary HTML
document. It is your directory and you choose what to put on it. Advanced
Directory also has built-in random number generator (helps stop banner
caching) and keyword feeder for ad-serving based on Keywords (if your
ad-serving application supports it).
15. Can I customize
Advanced Directory to look like Yahoo directories?
Answer: Yes. Advanced directory creates
the output from 100% extracted data, so you have the ability to customize
your output anyway you want.
16. Can I customize
the entire interface in Spanish?
Answer: Yes you can. You design the
overall interface in any language you prefer. You have full control
(100%) on customization, positioning and localization.