Upload Pro List of Categories
- How do I link to the public member listing?
- Where do I put the sign up form?
- How do I add additional fields to the sign up form?
- Where do I upload the UploadAuth.html file and what does it do?
- Can I FTP files and have them show up in the member's file list?
- How does the Group feature work?
- Can I add my own icons to the icon folder?
- Can I redirect users after they sign up?
- How do I add a link to a member's files in the notification e-mails?
- What is the login.html file?
How do I link to the public member listing?
First make sure you have it switched on in the Admin Settings. Then create a link that points to upload.cgi?list
<a href="/cgi-bin/upload.cgi?list">Member List</a>
Using the correct path to your copy of upload.cgi of course.
Where do I put the sign up form?
A signupTemplate.html form was shipped to you with the scripts. Upload it to your server in any web accessible directory (cgi-bins are usually not web accessible). You can also rename the file if you like. Make sure the form's action points to your copy of upload_admin.cgi and contains "?signup" as the query string. E.g.
How do I add additional fields to the sign up form?
Add the form fields to your sign up form using regular HTML tags. You may add as many as you like. Then copy the field names in to Upload Pro's settings. Log in, click on Settings and scroll down to "Custom fields". You must use the exact same name and case in both the HTML form and in the Settings. Also use underscores _ instead of spaces. The case you use, will be printed to the "Edit Profile form". So for example, to use a "Company name" field, you might add the following tag in your HTML form :
<input type=text name="Company_Name">
And in the Settings, enter the exact same case, under Custom fields :
If the field is to be required, enter under "Required fields" also.
Where do I upload the UploadAuth.html file and what does it do?
You should upload it to the folder that houses all member folders, pro_uploads by default. This folder will appear after you set up the program. You may also edit the UploadAuth.html file as much as you like, but do not rename it. It is used to display an authentication failure message. If a member tries to log in to a directory that has been protected, without the correct username and password, they are redirected to the UploadAuth.html file. All members are directed to the same file, so enter a generic error message. You may want to add a link to a contact form so your members can contact you for help.
Can I FTP files and have them show up in the member's file list?
Yes, if you use an FTP client to upload files, the member's filelist will be updated to reflect the new contents of their folder the next time they log in.
How does the Group feature work?
Each Member can be assigned to distinct Groups, by editing their Profiles. Belonging to a Group is optional, and it's only purpose is to permit other Members of the same Group to view uploaded files. Members cannot manage the contents of other Member's directories. To make use of this feature, Protection must be enabled in a Member's Profile.
When a Member A's files are protected, Basic Authentication (.htaccess) is utilized to prevent the unauthorized access of Member A's directory. Any other Member assigned to the same Group as Member A, can use their log in details log into Member A's directory and view it's contents.
If Member A belongs to a Group named 'Accountants', and you want Member B to have viewing access to Member A's files, as Admin, edit Member B's profile and set the Group to 'Accountants'. The same CaSe must be used when setting the Group.
Member B can now be sent a link to any of Member A's files, which are protected. When the link is clicked, Member B will be promted for a username and password. Member B can use their own log in credntials (username and password) to gain access to Member A's files.
Can I add my own icons to the icon folder?
Yes, as of version 5.6 you simply drop as many of your own icons in to the folder you have specified for the icons. You can overwrite existing icons and add new additional icons. They should have dimensions of 15 pixels wide and 16 pixels high. They should also have lowercase names, match the file extension of the file they represent and be gif files.
For example, to add an icon for PDF files, create an icon named pdf.gif
Can I redirect users after they sign up?
Yes as of version 5.6 you can redirect users, after they sign up, to a custom page or the Centralized log in page. The Centralized log in page allows members to all log in (o view their files only) from the same location. This page is a regular HTML page and can be customized to suit your site.
How do I add a link to a member's files in the notification e-mails?
After a file upload is made to any Member's directory, by either the Member or Admin, a notification email is sent to the Member who owns the directory the file was transferred into. Use the following link to show the location of the uploaded file.
Add the above link in the e-mail templates found in the Settings area.
What is the login.html file?
It's just an easy way you to point all of your members to the same log in page for viewing files. That is, they will not be able to upload or manage files, just view them. This is useful for members who'd like show friends, family or associtates their password protected files and documents. Security remains at optimum levels if Basic Authentication is being used.