Article Directory Script by Snoft is one of the best one out there. It has many features that make it a very good article directory script. In this article I would like to review the some of the important features of this web application. Apart from other features, Snoft Article directory script has a very strong member panel or what we can call is Author Panel. Member Panel is the section where Authors can manage their Live Articles, Articles in review and articles that are flagged as Problem Articles. In this section Author can post the new ones as well.
When an Author posts the article it goes live or in review section depending on the setting that the site owner has set. Author can view that article in the respective section. When Author make changes to the articles it is flagged as modified and goes in Modified Section. The site admin will review the article and set it as live or problem. As long as admin do not review it shows as modified one. If the site admin flag it as problem the email is generated and it will go to the Author to make the desired changes and resubmit the article. If it is set as live the email confirms that the article has been included in the article directory.
Article submission form is a very compact one. It has the normal features of Title, Summary / Abstract, Body, Keywords and category selection. On top of that this submission form also has an option of icon / image that can be uploaded with the article. This will get displayed on the front end along with the article. If Author chooses not to upload icon / image, the image of the Author will be displayed with the article. If Author does not have the image then the default image will be displayed with the article. In this form, author can select the profile / pen name for which he or she is posting the article. After profile selection, he or she can select author resource for that profile from drop down menu. While submitting the article, Author can include the Meta keywords and title of the article. The URL is generated automatically in the Member panel while in admin panel this URL can be changed by the admin.
The second important feature in the Member panel is Account management. Admin can set different author levels in the admin panel. These can be something like Silver, Gold etc or Basic, Premium etc. Admin can set the default membership from admin and this default membership gets attached with the profile after signing up. Now in Member Panel the Author sees what level of the membership he or she has and normally it is the most basic one. Member can either upgrade it by paying (if admin choose to offer the paid membership) or admin can upgrade the Author membership from Admin Panel by looking at the quality of the articles submitted by the Author.
In this section, Author can manage it profiles. He or she can add multiple profiles or pen names. Each profile or pen name further can have certain number of resource boxes for each profile or pen name. The number of profile and number of resource boxes for each profile is set by the admin when creating the membership levels.
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