InLinkz has the ability to keep newly submitted links, hidden from the public until the collection author approves them. This can be used to screen offensive submissions or to check if the submitter complies with a given ruleset. An example could be the format of the name for a giveaway which should contain the ending date.
Let’s see how easy it is to set it up and actually moderate the links.!
The backend pt.1
The moderate option is available under Advanced options.
Click on the "Moderation on new entries". When clicked, the name of the button will change to reflect it’s new state.
Click apply to make the changes permanent.
What the users see.
Add your link normally
At the end of the process, the user is informed that the link will be available after author’s approval.
Please note that since users are usually NOT reading these things, it would be a great idea to let them know somewhere in your own post that the collection is moderated and their links will not be immediately available.
The backend pt.2
By now, if you have turned on email notifications about new links, you will have received an email line the one above. The link (1) will take you to the InLinkz moderation page so you can approve the link. The link no.2 will immediately delete the link (thus not approving it 🙂
An approve link will be added to so you won’t even have to login to InLinkz to take care of approved links.
On your dashboard, you have an overview of the number of all links waiting for approval. This is a link that takes you to a moderation page
Where you can quickly sort out your pending links if you have been away for too long 🙂
Please let us know what you think! It is you who will be using it anyway! 🙂