Enter feed url - Here you should enter the url of feeds file, from where the feeds wil come from [example http://www.a_site.com/feed.html - don't forget about the http:// part, this is important]. This file should be RSS 0.91, 0.92, 2.0, or ATOM compliant. Some feed files might not be compliant with these formats but could work. However, before actually adding a feed url into your database you should check it, if the Multiheadlines module can process this file using the "Preview feeds".
Do not Preview or add any feed url [file url] on your system unless you are absolutely positive that is secure.
Name of the site - Here you should enter the title of the site[customized title] from where the feeds are coming from.
Site URL - Here you should enter the url of the site where the feeds are coming from [example: http://www.site.com, again don't forget about http:// part]. At this url you[your users] will be redirected when clicking on the logo of site.
Logo of site - Here you can select the logo of the site from where the feeds will come from. About the logo. This is a image located in modules/Multiheadlines/images/logos folder from your site. You can upload a logo through ftp or using the option "Upload a logo" described below.
Refreshtime - Here you can select the amount of time for refreshing the feeds from this particular site. You shouldn't select a time too small. Everytime when the feeds reading occur from remote site [from behalf your site] it is made a connection. The connection can be done faster or slower depending of various factors. In a slower connection, ultimately the page loading will be slowed, because of this connection. So don't abuse this refreshtima. Anyway you should use the statistics panel in order to see how often the feeds are released on the remote site and set the proper refreshtime without any loss in speed loading of your site.
Category that belongs to - Here you can select the category where the feeds will be included.
Upload a logo - With this option you can upload a logo directly from the Multiheadlines administration panel. In order to do this you must CHMOD the modules/Multiheadlines/images/logos/ folder to be able to writte into it [775 or 777]. After you uploaded the logos you should change back CHMOD to previous access level. My favorite way to upload the logos are directly through FTP, in this way you don't have to change anything.
Regardless the size of the logo image it will be resized by Multiheadlines to 60x20 pixels image. So you should consider to upload a logo at this dimensions in order to preserve the quality of the image.
Preview Feeds - Using this option [after entering the feed url on designated inputbox] you should actualy see what is coming though the channel or entry of the feeds url. If you'll see nothing than the feed url is not RSS, RDF, ATOM compliant and the Multiheadlines system won't be able to process that file [feeds file]. Once again do not preview any url unless you are certain that feed url[file] is secure>>>link catre securitate.
Submited feed Url's from users - Here you'll have a list with feeds urls[files] submited by your users
Inactive feed URLs - Here is a list with inactive feeds urls that are not used anymore, but from a particular reason you don't want to delete it. Say you have a site with great headlines but for some reason the feeds systems of that site stops working [for a longer period a time, days]. You don't want to delete it so you can deactivate and activate later at your will.
Active feed Urls - Here it is a list with active feeds urls, urls from where the feeds are colected, to your site. On the last column otf this table you can: Edit, Delete, Deactivate or Refresh the feeds. Refresh means that when you hit the refresh link, the will be a feed refreshing from that site. Of course Multiheadlines works automatically, but from here you can refresh the feeds manually for each feed url.
At the bottom of this table lies a link - Reset Alerts. Through this option you can reset the alerts.
What is a "alert"?
When a request are made to a remote site in order to read the feeds, the connection can or cannot be done for various reasons. If the connection can't be done than a alert is statuated. Actually the number of alerts stands for how many times the connection couldn't be done with that feed url. Number of alerts for a particullar feed url is showed in the Alerts column from Active feed URL table. If on one url you have many alerts that means, most likely, that the feed url can't be accessed anymore [maybe was moved or maybe you didn't entered corectly for the first time the url for the feeds file].
Move ALL feed URLs from a category to another - From here you can move an entire category content[feeds urls] into another category. In order to delete a feed category that category must be empty, so before deleting a category every feed urls belonging to this category should moved to another category. This can be done easily with this option. Also you can move feeds urls individually, to another category, using the Edit link from "ACTIVE feed URLs list from your site" table.