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"Can I split a category into three parts?"
Posted by Moderator on Sep-27-99 at 05:01 PM (EST)
Need some help please. Would like to split a category into three parts so that the download doesn't take so long. Can I edit the large category manually in say a word doc and then post it using generate html. I tried this last week and had little success. Advice?

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1 . "Can I split a category into three parts?"
Posted by Moderator on Sep-27-99 at 05:03 PM (EST)
Unfortunately, there is no way to automatically break up the listings in the categories. However, we have been getting many requests for that so in the next update that we make...that feature will definitely be added. In fact, what we are thinking of doing is allowing you to specify the maximum number of listing per category page....then if more than that number of listings are added, a "NEXT" link will automatically be put on the category pages to link visitors to an additional html page for that category.

As for now, the only solution would be to create more categories to help filter the directory. I've attached instructions at the bottom of this email on how to effectively create subcatories with uDirectory. It is kind of a pain and will make maintenance more difficult, but just in case....se the instructions below.

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2 . "Subcategory Work-a-round"
Posted by Moderator on Sep-27-99 at 05:26 PM (EST)
To setup multiple copies of uDirectory to act as different categories, begin by copying/renameing the uDirectory script to something like "udirectory1.pl", "udirectory2.pl", "udirectory3.pl",.... and so on -- One for each Category that you want. One directory script would handle Category1, the next would handle Catetory2, the next would handle Category3, and so on. This will allow you to break down each of the "Categories" further when you use the normal uDirectory "Add Category" feature with each copy -- effectively creating subcategories.

Some things to point out while configuring this:

1) When setting up each uDirectory copy, it will be easiest if you just treat each copy independently (such as by specifing unique listing directories for each one -- $html_directory = "../listings1/", $html_directory = "../listings2/", $html_directory = "../listings3/", etc......)

2) You can tie all the copies together with the use an "index.html" page and with links in the "TOP" and "BOTTOM" HTML Customization Boxes when adding each category.

3) This does still obey our licensing conditions provided all the uDirectories are on the same domain name.... Ie. "one license is required per domain name".

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