Introduction

The link search function in LinkX allows you to quickly locate links so they can be approved, edited, deleted, etc. This document provides an overview of the link search interface.

Searching Links

To access the link search interface use the Directory > Search > Links function from the control panel menu. This will load a page which will initially indicate that no search term has been entered. To start your search, enter the term you would like to search for in the text input box and select the field that you would like to search in. Each of the search fields is described below.

The Title, Description or Keywords field supports boolean mode searching; the other fields support standard searching.
In addition to searching the fields above, you can also select to display links that have a specific status. Each of the possible status options are described below. If you would like to view links that have been edited and are awaiting approval of the changes they have made, check the Edited checkbox. You can also choose how the links are sorted by selecting the sorting field from the drop down list. The available sorting fields correspond with the search fields which are described above. Once you have the search values filled in how you want them, press the search button to display the links that meet your criteria.

Link Functions

In the links section you will be able to run a number of different functions on the links that are displayed. By default the following link information will be displayed: To display additional information about the link, click on the icon. This will send a request to your server for the information, so it may take a couple of seconds to load. Once it has been loaded, the information will slide into view. All pending links will have this additional information automatically displayed so you can see it quickly when you are processing new submissions.

Clicking on the icons in the Functions column of the table will allow you to run that function on a single link. You can also check the boxes next to multiple links to perform the functions listed at the bottom of the page. The single link function icons are each described below. You can also run a function on multiple links by putting a check in the box next to the links you want, selecting the function to run from the drop down selection field at the bottom of the page, and pressing the Execute button. Each of the available functions are described below. You can add a new link by clicking on the icon in the header bar. Clicking on this icon will display a window where you can enter the link details.

Link Quick Tasks

The quick tasks interface for links will allow you to perform search and replace, search and set, and search and delete functions. You can access the quick tasks interface by clicking on the icon in the header bar above the search section. Please see the Link Quick Tasks section of the software manual for additional information.