4 Administering Your Palace Site
To attract even more visitors to your site, you can encourage others to embed the
Palace Viewer in their web page and point to your site. They don't have to have a
Palace site installed to do this.
To embed the Palace Viewer on a web page
Go to the site page of the Palace you wish to point to (see Maintaining your site page
in the Palace Directory on page 33).
On that Palace's site page, click the button Add this Palace to Your Website.
You receive online instructions on how to embed the Palace Viewer on your web
page, pointing to that Palace.
Controlling Palace Viewer links to your Palace
Anybody can embed the Palace Viewer in their web page and point to your Palace site.
Note that this does have issues. While you might welcome having your Palace linked
to by many web pages, you also might want to control the web content surrounding
this link. For example, if you operate a family oriented Palace site, you probably don't
want links to your Palace site appearing in web pages containing adult content.
You can control how Palace Viewer clients connect to your site. You can specify:
An authorized list of URLS. You can specify that only certain web sites are
authorized to contain pages with a Palace Viewer pointing to your Palace site.
An entry page for non authorized access. If somebody tries to access your Palace
site through a Palace Viewer that resides in a non authorized web page, that user
will access this page instead of your Palace site. By default, this page is
automatically generated by Communities.com. However, you can change it to one
of your own. You can customize your entry page to contain any content you want,
such as a password form. It doesn't even have to contain the Palace Viewer link.
Once you specify a custom entry page, your Palace Page in the Palace Directory
also points to it when somebody clicks the link to your Palace.
To create an authorized list of URLS, use the
command. To create an
entry page, use the
command. These commands are documented in Palace
Command Summary on page 55.
Setting up custom avatars
By default, all Palace Viewer clients access a standard avatar library of over 100 images
provided by Communities.com. You can provide an alternate set of images for these
users by either creating your own, or directing users to somebody else's avatar library.
For example, if your site is based on a science fiction theme, you could provide a set of
alien creatures as default avatars.
An avatar library can contain up to 103 different avatars. Each avatar image is
contained in its own GIF file.
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