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Apollo702
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3 more custom entries

Post by Apollo702 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:45 am

Hi,

I have been using, loving and promoting Flagfox for years now. Tonight, I wanted to add some more custom actions and I am running into some snags.

It started out as one service- but now I want to add 2 more.


http://builtwith.com/

http://www.identifont.com/

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

Apparently I am hung up on the templates when seeking to add these. I thought that we could just paste the links in and that would be it. Apparently I was wrong. I then read the instructions and frankly, I am more confused than when I started. If you would be so kind as to walk me through it I would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: 3 more custom entries

Post by DaveG » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:22 am

Apollo702 wrote:I have been using, loving and promoting Flagfox for years now. Tonight, I wanted to add some more custom actions and I am running into some snags.

Apparently I am hung up on the templates when seeking to add these. I thought that we could just paste the links in and that would be it. Apparently I was wrong. I then read the instructions and frankly, I am more confused than when I started. If you would be so kind as to walk me through it I would greatly appreciate it.
Sure. The first one is simple. Go to https://builtwith.com/ and give it a domain name, e.g. http://www.example.com. Hit the lookup button and it sends you to https://builtwith.com/example.com. You see the URL? It has the domain you're looking up in it. We can just replace that to do it for a different one, e.g. https://builtwith.com/google.com. You basically just need to tell Flagfox how to do this to turn it into an action. Replace the domain name you're looking up with the placeholder Flagfox uses for domain names:

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https://builtwith.com/{domainName}
That's the template URL for Flagfox. Create a new action in Flagfox and stick that in and label it with a name. That's it.

You're basically just figuring out the generic way the site uses URLs to indicate what you're looking up. You're making a fill-in-the-blank for Flagfox to use for each site you want to look up.
Apollo702 wrote:It started out as one service- but now I want to add 2 more.

http://builtwith.com/

http://www.identifont.com/

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
The other two are a different story. I'm not sure what you want to do with them. Look up fonts in the page, I presume? The sites themselves don't provide a way to do that. The latter only seems to take uploaded files, for that matter. For Identifont, there might be some way to grab a font name out of the source of a page using web fonts to look up, but that's not something that's set up to be done easily. I wouldn't say it's impossible to do with Flagfox; you can write your own user scripts to do advanced actions, however getting that to work consistently doesn't seem likely to be simple.

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Re: 3 more custom entries

Post by Apollo702 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:27 am

Yes! :D

Now I get it. The name section is what we want to call it. For the template section we have it do a sample lookup. That trains it. Then we go back in and essentially replace that site with a wild card. I think I get it now.

I did test the Builtwith.com service and it is working. Hooray!

Since you pointed out that the other 2 are structured differently then they sound like poor candidates. I have them bookmarked in my online utilities section though. Now that I am getting into design sometimes fonts can be a valuable tool.

Anyways, sometime soon I will be rewriting my Flagfox page and giving it some serious praise. Thank you for your continued good work!


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