FL-GenWeb Project, Inc.

 Tips & Tricks for your County Sites

the Florida GenWeb Project


the Florida GenWeb Project


Tips & Tricks


If you have a quick tip or trick, share your ideas with the group send them to us!

This is a place where we can share tips with each other.  If you would like to see a topic on something you would like to learn please post it to the group under the subject of : Tips & Tricks.









Linda's Copyright Date Code

Linda's Copyright Date code In Steps
1. Open the page in Kompozer  (or your Favorite page creation software) you want to put the automated code in
2. Scroll to the bottom or where ever you want to put the code to automate  your copyright year.
3.  Type whatever you want it to say :
I will use the project pages statement this is just an example not what you have to use.
FL-GenWeb, Inc. is an IRS Approved 501(c)(3) Public Charity
Original Material Copyright 2007–     
FL-GenWeb Project, Inc. | FL-GenWeb Logo by Becky Scott
(copyright symbol is made by holding the alt button on your keyboard and typing 0169)
4. Now that you have your info typed in you will notice  the section 2007- is incomplete.
click the source button at the bottom of the page.
look at the code find where the  2007- is.  (You will see some crazy looking letters looks like this   )
remove those letters type or paste in there place  this code 

<script>document.write(new Date().getFullYear())</script>
5. Hit save at the top of the screen (YOU WILL NOT SEE THE CODE WORKING WHEN IT GOES BACK TO NORMAL MODE)
6. load it through FTP
7. Now pull up the page you just loaded, Your code should complete the section you saw before as incomplete.
Like this (NOTE: you may need to press refresh on you browser to see the NEW page)
FL-GenWeb, Inc. is an IRS Approved 501(c)(3) Public Charity
Original Material Copyright 2007– 2017
FL-GenWeb Project, Inc. | FL-GenWeb Logo by Becky Scott
 




To add Touch icon for mobile devices.

These images are already in our root folder. They do not appear on your web site. 

They are for mobile users to save a short cut to  your sites on there phone.

But improve your search stats considerably.


1. Open the page in Kompozer  (or your Favorite page creation software) you want to put the code in
2. In your <head> tag add this code:

 <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="120x120" href="/apple-touch-icon-120x120-precomposed.png" /> <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="152x152" href="/apple-touch-icon-152x152-precomposed.png" />


3.  Hit Save at the top. (You will not see the buttons when it goes back to normal mode)

5. Load it through FTP 

6. Now your done. (unless you want to check it working on your phone.)

To check that it is working on your phone...

1. Pull up your browser on your phone.  

2. Type in the web address to the county you just put the code on.

3. Click options on your browser window.

4. Click add to home screen.

5. When you close the browser the logo will appear on your home screen.

These steps may not work with your phone. But it is how I add short cuts on mine.




To add Facebook like and share button to your Index


Face Book Like and Share buttons


1. Open the page in Kompozer  (or your Favorite page creation software)

 you want to put the code in

2. In your <body> tag add this code: 

<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>


3. Scroll down to where you want to place the buttons and add this code:

<div class="fb-like" data-href="http://fl-genweb.com/" data-layout="standard" data-action="like" data-size="small" data-show-faces="false" data-share="true"></div>

4. Change the address in the code above (marked in blue) to your county address.

(Example: www.fl-genweb.org/baker/)
5.  Hit Save at the top. (You will not see the buttons when it goes back to normal mode)

6. Load it through FTP 

7. Now pull up your index . (You May need to refresh)

But you should see these buttons where you placed them.

8. Hit the like button on your page, Now hit the Share button . 

In the share text box you can add any updates to your page. Then Hit Post.

Watch the magic happen on your Facebook wall!



Here is a link for a Free OCR.


Here is a link for a free OCR

Free OCR is Optical Character Recognition Software for Windows and supports scanning from most Twain scanners and can also open most scanned PDF's and multi page Tiff images as well as popular image file formats. FreeOCR outputs plain text and can export directly to Microsoft Word format.

http://www.paperfile.net/download.html



Image Gallery

Here is a link to the css code for a Image Gallery


This is a purely CSS based image gallery that displays larger versions of thumbnail images dynamically when the mouse hovers over them.

This site also has alot of other thing's  you might find use for within your sites.

http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/item/css-image-gallery/



KompoZer

Here is a link to the program. It's free and easy to use.


KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional- looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.

Just follow the on screen directions to download.

http://www.kompozer.net/


NVU

Here is a link to the program. It's free and easy to use.

Just follow the on screen directions to download.

http://www.nvu.com/


WS_FTP

Just follow the on screen directions to download.

http://www.snapfiles.com/downloads/wsftple/dlwsftple.html



Setting up a new connection using FTP LE 95 

If you are setting up your ftp le 95 for the first time or need to make a new connection.

Open your Ftp Program. You should be looking at the General tab.
1. Hit the New button.
2. Now in the Profile Name section type whatever you want to call this entry point. I use the county name or nickname for my counties in the case I have more than one county under a entry point. for instance harun. But you can use whatever you like.
3. Now in the Host Name/Address: section type home290598152.1and1-data.host
4. Now in the Host Type: section it should be set to Automatic detect.
5. Now in the User ID: section type your own should be u53966852- something
6. Now in the Password: section is your own password no spaces but make sure to use captials where needed also any other -. Mark the save PWD. If not it will continue to ask you for a password over and over.
7. Now in the Account: section
This should be left Blank 
8. Click apply at the bottom
9. Click ok.