Manual Sitelinkx Pro


1. Installation

In the Joomla Backend, click on extensions -> extension manager. Select your package file and click 'Upload & Install'. After installation, you can use Sitelinkx Pro.
Installation of Sitelinkx Pro

 

2. Using Sitelinkx Pro

Click on components -> sitelinkx pro. If you already entered some Sitelinkx, then you'll see a list like in the picture below.
Sitelinkx Pro Manager

 

3. Creating Sitelinkx

In the Sitelinkx Manager, click 'New', then you'll see the input mask for Sitelinkx Pro. First, enter the keyword you want to be linked, eg your Sitelinkx, then choose a replacement url.
Create Sitelinkx

You can either enter the url manually, or select one of your joomla articles.
Enter URL



Next, enter the tag the link should get. The tag is a description/alt text of your link, most browsers show it as a tooltip when you hover over it with the mouse arrow.
Enter tag



The next 2 settings are for start and finish publishing of the keyword.
Enter start and end date of publishing



The numer of substitutions is a per keyword setting , which is new in the pro version. This tells the plugin how often you want to have the keyword replaced in an article, eg if you enter 1 , then the keyword be replaced only once per article.
Enter number of substitutions



The 'open in' setting defines if the link should be opened in a new window or in the already existing window.
Select open in new or existing window



Then choose the replacement method : strict or loose. Strict means that the Sitelinkx you entered is treated as a word, eg if you enter 'Site' as your keyword, then the word Sitelinkx will not be replaced though it contains the letters 'Site'. On the other hand, the setting loose would create a link with the letters 'Site' in 'Sitelinkx'.
Select replacement method



Link reachability testing checks if the url you provided is reachable or not. This is disabled by default, since small hosting packages don't have enough ressources to check more than 1 or 2 urls.
Reachability test, yes or no



Next, define if the link sitelinkx creates from this keyword should be nofollow links. If you set this to 'Yes', the links will be nofollow, otherwise they will be follow.
nofollow or follow links



The last setting controls in which Articles/Menu items the keyword should not be replaced by Sitelinkx. Joomla articles are on the top, the menu items on the bottom. This is a multiselect box, so you can choose one, multiple or even all items.
don't replace in these articles/menus



With this last setting, you're done, now click 'save & close'. After saving, you'll be taken back to the Sitelinkx Manager.

 

4. Checking the output

Now, go to the frontend and convince yourself of the desired result. If you want to change anything, go back to Sitelinkx Manager and click on the keyword you want to change.

5. The Sitelinkx Booster Plugin

If you have purchased the Sitelinkx Booster Plugin, install it the same way as explained in point 1.

Next, go to Extensions -> Plugins, search for Sitelinkx in the search field. Now you'll see 2 Plugins: the default Sitelinkx Plugin which is activated by deafult, and the Sitelinkx Booster plugin which is deactivated currently. Now deactivate the default plugin and activate the Sitelinkx Booster Plugin. This needs to be done so the 2 plugins don't interfere with each other.

Again, go to the frontend and convince yourself of the desired result.



Please note: Sitelinkx uses the time zone configured in the Joomla! Configuration. Please make sure that you use your correct local time zone. Joomla uses by default UTC. Leaving this setting may result in unwanted behaviour (except your local time is -IS- UTC).