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What was the first directory script you used?

Discussion in 'Directory Scripts/Themes' started by CallieJo, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. CallieJo New Member


    With so many directory scripts available it's hard to choose one that would be a good fit for your website and one that you can rely on staying updated.

    I have tried a lot of directory scripts over the years. Some of which are no longer available. But I've always been a huge fan of Gossamer Links since it was one of the first ones I used.

    What was the first directory script you tried? Is it still available today? Are you using it still or have you moved on to another option that best suits your website?

  2. Converse Active Member


    The first one that I used from the editor side was proprietary, built for the Open Directory Project (DMOZ). From the admin side, I think the first one I used was phpLD and I still like it. I have heard good things about Gossamer Link but have never seen it from the admin or editor side.

  3. CallieJo New Member


    When I first started using Gossamer Links it was called Links 2.0 and they later came out with Links SQL. The backend has always been quite ugly but very easy to use. Links 2.0 is still available today in their product archive.

    Like you, I've also used PHP Link Directory. It has been around a very long time and continues to be one of the most used directory scripts.

    I wish I could remember the very first directory script I ever used. It was so long ago and it is no longer available. The name just escapes me. It's always a shame when scripts you liked are no longer available. But just like the developers of those scripts, we move on to other things.



    Just started a new directory.


  5. Soliloquy New Member


    I'm pretty sure my first link directory script was PHP Links, but Gossamer Links sounds awfully familiar. I probably tried it at some point, but it was so long ago I barely remember. By today's standards, those scripts were ugly!


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