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Introduction

Before you begin accepting account submissions you will want to configure some of the software templates so that your member accounts will be provided with the link code they should use on their sites. You can also update the link code in the future when you add new banners and/or links for your members to use. This document will give an overview of what templates you will want to edit to provide your members with the banners and/or links they will use.

General Concepts

The default template set provided with the software does not include any default links or banners for your members to use. This has been left up to you, so you can provide your member accounts with the exact links you want them to use on their sites.

The best way to provide your members with the links they should use is to give them the exact HTML code they should place in their page. There are a couple of different methods that you can use to display HTML code for your users to copy: If you would like to provide your members with banners to use on their sites, you will use the standard HTML <img> tag to show the actual banner in the ToplistX pages. For example, if you had a banner for your site located at http://www.yoursite.com/banners/468x60.gif you would use this <img> tag in your ToplistX template(s) to show the banner to the user: <img src="../../../../www.yoursite.com/banners/468x60.html">
Editing the ToplistX Templates

There are a few different templates that you can use to provide your members with the HTML code they should use for the links on their site, however there are 2 templates that you will definitely want to edit to provide your link code. Those two templates are: To provide your members with the correct URL that they should use for their links, you should use the {$tracking_url|htmlspecialchars} template variable. You should use this template variable rather than hard-coding the URL so that the software can automatically generate the correct URL for them to use based on the software settings.