Unique to LinksManager users, Linklets
are a powerful method for displaying links from
your LinksManager account. Linklets allow for alternative publishing methods other
than the standard "Yahoo"-style, categorized search
engine directory including full customization and exciting
new design possibilities. Using the links in your
LinksManager account and the Linklets technology,
Create "AdWords"-style text
advertisements on your website, so the displayed text ads
are related to the content of that page
Create a system of rotating banner links
or text links
Create a custom news ticker with links fed
from your LinksManager account
Create a random "link of the
day" popup window
Create relevant text links within an
article that appears on your website
Create a dynamic calendar
Create a phone directory with a "for
printing only" format
Create lists of Featured Links
And anything else you can dream!
All of the examples above can be created,
and use the links directly from your LinksManager account!
Visit the Linklet Library
to view available Linklet examples. If you do not see a Linklet that suits your needs, please feel free to Contact Support
to discuss your Linklet idea with a Representative.
How does it work?
Within your LinksManager account, a simple Linklets text scripting editor is available. From
here, you can follow our Linklets Technical
Development Notes, copy example Linklets code, or create a new Linklet
from scratch. By simply saving a Linklet's code, the resulting file is automatically
created, and sent to your web server via FTP. Once the
resulting Linklet file is
on your web server, you can treat it as any other file, by
displaying it, linking to it, or call it using Server Side
Includes or iFrames.
Who can use Linklets?
To utilize Linklets, a moderate-to-expert level of
expertise in scripting languages (i.e. PHP, Perl, ColdFusion,
.NET) is helpful but not required. If you do not have
web scripting proficiency, but you
know exactly what you want, and you can create visual "mock-ups"
in basic HTML, and the LinksManager Helpdesk Staff can produce your
Linklets for you.
there limitations to Linklets
Linklets are primarily for outputting "link"
content. There are no limitations on the output format
of Linklets. Need your links in a custom XML format?
No problem. SQL? What about HTML fragments that
can be Server Side Included into your existing web content?
A drop down link list that can navigate to other pages?
A simple list of news events? Want to integrate with
your own click tracking script? Any of these can be
accomplished with Linklets.
The future direction of Linklets will largely be determined by
LinksManager users. As specific Linklet functionality
needs arise, the LinksManager.com team will extend the
underlying Template Toolkit to include the requested
functions. Visit the Linklet Library to view available Linklet examples. If you do not see a Linklet that suits your needs, please feel free to Contact Support to discuss your Linklet idea with a Sales Support Representative.
Linklets Technical Development
is a registered trademark of Creative NetVentures, Inc.