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jonbraswell
08-08-2004, 12:50 AM
I'd really like to get my hands on a free Link Directory script that creates static HTML pages. The only one I know of right now is cpLinks, and it's vrey lacking in options.

I just don't have the time to write one myself.

Anyone know of anything?

Mike
08-08-2004, 02:44 AM
www.hotscripts.com - you'll find loads there. also each script has a rating...

MarkB
08-08-2004, 03:24 AM
The best one I ever used was Links 2 (http://www.gossamer-threads.com/scripts/links/index.htm) by Gossamer Threads. It's CGI, builds static HTML pages, and has templates you can edit easily.

Mind you, it's about 5 years old now - the company has moved on to SQL-based products - but it's still a great product. Hell, I used this to build the original site that ended up getting me thousands of uniques a day, rock album credits, and a job with a major metal band ;) How's that for an endorsement?:p

chromate
08-08-2004, 05:33 AM
Nohaber (from these forums) has written a nice one that works offline to generate static files. I had a go with it the other day and it works great. I'm not actually using it for my sites, as I have a custom script half written. But it's worth checking out...

http://www.x3msoftware.com/links-assistant.htm

MarkB
08-08-2004, 06:22 AM
Isn't that more for link exchanges? The one I posted lets users rate them, counts click-throughs, etc.

chromate
08-08-2004, 09:20 AM
Yeah, it's just a basic directory. It's fine for a basic directory though.

jonbraswell
08-08-2004, 01:24 PM
Hey thanks a lot guys.

I think it'll help, I believe the script I'm using went a little haywire when i was building the directory this morning.

Apparently it doesn't handle symbolic links too well.

Oh well.

I will definitely be checking the both out.

Again, thanks.

Anat
08-08-2004, 10:08 PM
The best one I ever used was Links 2 (http://www.gossamer-threads.com/scripts/links/index.htm) by Gossamer Threads. It's CGI, builds static HTML pages, and has templates you can edit easily.

Mind you, it's about 5 years old now - the company has moved on to SQL-based products - but it's still a great product. Hell, I used this to build the original site that ended up getting me thousands of uniques a day, rock album credits, and a job with a major metal band ;) How's that for an endorsement?:p

I believe Links2 is free for trial but if you use it on a commercial site you need a license. I use their SQL product (Links SQL) and it's very good. You can see it in action on www.Meowhoo.com. It's not free though...

MarkB
08-08-2004, 11:21 PM
Thanks Anat, I meant to mention the license restriction on Links 2.

Links SQL is supposed to be top-notch - I could never afford it, though!:)

ozgression
08-09-2004, 04:17 AM
www.wsnlinks.com is only $34.50USD and they allow you to use it on upto 3 websites. It has search-engine friendly urls, too. Well worth the small investment :)

I use it on my joke-sites directory (in sig).

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Best.Flash
08-09-2004, 07:04 AM
If you can stretch for the price Links SQL is easily the most popular directory script.

Some sites that use it:

www.Hotscripts.com
www.Flashkit.com
www.coffee-maker-store.com ;)

intelliot
08-10-2004, 12:48 AM
Another site I use to find scripts is www.resourceindex.com