Editing the Gateway Page
One of the cheat protection features of AutoRank PHP is to display a gateway page where surfers must click on the link in order for their
hit to be counted. The software comes with a default gateway page, however most site owner's like to customize this to their needs. The
process for customizing the gateway page is described in this document.
Editing the in_gateway.tpl Template
To modify the gateway for the standard in.php hit tracking script all you have to do is edit the in_gateway.tpl template. This can easily be
done through the software's control panel by following the instructions in the Templates
Script Page Templates
sections of the software manual. Any changes you make to the
in_gateway.tpl template will immediately take affect, so you should always test your gateway after making a change to this template.
There are some special things about the gateway page template that you should be aware of before you edit it. The most important thing
to note is the <form> that is used on the gateway to process incoming hits. This form must always be a part of your gateway page,
so it is something you cannot remove. It is possible to modify the form so that the links show the text you want, but you cannot completely
remove it. Below is the HTML code for the form that must always appear on your gateway page.
You can easily modify the text that is displayed by changing the 'Click Here To Enter' and 'Enter This Site' portions of the form to the
You should also make note of the template values that appear within the form. These template values should always remain the same, do not
fill them in with a specific value. The in.php script must replace those template values with values that it generates in order for the
clicks to be tracked properly. Again, do not remove or change those template values they are very important to the proper operation of the
click tracking script.