This month, PayPal made some small changes and simplifications to its user agreement policy. Changes made will become effective as of November 1st, 2010.
The other great news for business or link directory owners is that phpLinkDirectory reached version 4.1 and dumped Smarty validation for jQuery.
“Ever get frustrated with the numerous Smarty Validation errors? We certainly did! While smarty is still great as a template system, the validation possible with Jquery is much more advanced, and easy to use. One of our developers who works regularly with our customers in the jobs area was ecstatic to find out we had made the decision to switch to Jquery. As you add submit items you have numerous choices on validators you can use. For example, you can make a field validate for a URL or an email, meaning that if the user fails to enter a URL in the field, they are given a warning message. There is plenty of room from a developer standpoint too to add your own custom validators.”
Another great addition is custom fields. Just like WordPress, you are now able to add as many fields for a listing as you want. I’m sure this minor addition will set the start for hundreds of custom directories, and, maybe, bring the directory fever back. I’m sure that the validation changes will generate a series of small updates, and I will test it on my business directory. It’s a great for me chance to enhance it even more and add or remove any custom fields I want.
Read the release article here.
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