BNBT EasyTracker comes pre-loaded with a default static header
and footer document called HEADER.HTML and FOOTER.HTML.
These files are located in the ../files/html
sub-folder in the installation folder for BNBT EasyTracker.
The header document appears above your torrent table and
the footer document appears below the torrent table, both on
the index.html page of your tracker.
The location of these files on your hard drive must be specified
in your tracker's configuration file, using the following:
PLEASE NOTE: These values represent local, relative
filepaths, and should not begin with a leading slash. By default
these static documents are stored within the tracker's file
server folder structure, but it is not necessary. If these files
were stored in the same directory as your tracker executable,
they would be specified WITHOUT a filepath.
Your static documents should never contain header HTML tags
such as <html>, <head>, <title>, <meta>, <link>,
and <body>. These tags are already generated by the tracker.
They both can be edited using a plain text editor such as Windows
Notepad, Emacs, Pico, etc.
The default documents included with BNBT EasyTracker have many
helpful comments. You should consider using them as a baseline
and adding your own custom content to each of them.
Header and Footer Documents for SIGNUP.HTML and UPLOAD.HTML
BNBT EasyTracker and The Trinity Edition of BNBT now allow you
to specify static header and footer html documents to be used
on the tracker's SIGNUP.HTML and UPLOAD.HTML pages. These files
are not included by default, but can be created/edited using a
plain text editor.
To use, specify the location of these files on your
hard drive in your tracker's configuration file, as such:
When a user uploads a torrent to your tracker, it is necessary
for her to specify a category/type tag for the torrent.
The categories setup by default are: Animation,
Applications, Games, Images, Movies, Music, Miscellaneous
and Television. You can decide to remove a category or add one
of your own. You will find additional image files for other
categories in the /files/images/tags/ folder structure of the
BNBT EasyTracker installation, or you may choose to use your own.
The easiest way to modify your current category tags is to use
the included configuration frontend.
— To add a category using the frontend:
Specify the name for the new category. It is best to use
names WITHOUT spaces. Use underscores to separate words
if the category name is more than one word.
Specify the online location of an image file that
will be used by the new category. Optionally, you can
choose to not use images for your categories.
The space usually taken by the image will be replaced with
a text label, using the name of the category.
This file location is relative to the tracker's URL and
must have a leading slash ( / ).
The configuration frontend does not offer support for
categories without image files. If you leave the file
location completely blank, it will not create your new
category. If you don't want to
use an image file for the category, enter a slash ( / )
for the file location. After closing the frontend, you
will need to open the configuration file (bnbt.cfg) in
a text editor and remove the slash that follows the
name of your category and its pipe ( | ) delimiter.
PLEASE NOTE: The image file location defaults to
/file/. This is incorrect, and will hopefully
be fixed in future releases of the configuration frontend.
The default value should be /files/, which
represents the beginning of your tracker's file server's
— To modify a category name or image URL using the frontend;
double-click the category in the list, make the necessary changes,
and press the button.
— To delete a category using the frontend, double-click the category
in the list and then press the
— To add a category by manually editing the bnbt.cfg file:
Open bnbt.cfg in your preferred text/code editor.
Locate the the line that starts bnbt_tag1. You will
see that your categories are specified using the following
bnbt_tagX = categoryName|fileURL
Where X is a unique integer,
categoryName is the name of the category,
and fileURL is either a relative or absolute
URL to the image file for that category.
If you wish your categories to be in alphabetical order;
determine which category your new category should follow,
and add a new line beneath it.
Start the new line with bnbt_tagX, where X
would be the integer that comes after the integer for the
After completing the line using the format specified above,
you must adjust the remaining integers, to ensure there
are no duplicates. i.e. Add 1 to the remaining category
Save your configuration file and restart your tracker to
have the changes take effect.
— To delete a category by manually editing the bnbt.cfg file:
Open bnbt.cfg in your preferred text/code editor.
Locate the line that contains the category specification
you wish to remove and delete that line.
Adjust the integers used for the other categories. i.e.
Subtract 1 from the remaining category integers.
SPECIAL NOTE: As opposed to using BNBT's file server to provide
images, you can choose to use an external server on
which to store and serve the image files used by your tracker's
web pages. This can sometimes drastically improve the speed with
which your tracker pages load. To specify an external or absolute
file URL, begin the fileURL with http://: