1. Registration on Totul.md: obligatory registration data
You can find a hyperlink to the registration form in the top right corner of all pages of the website. To register on the website you should:
• Enter your email address;
• Enter your password and confirm it;
• Enter the text and/or digits you see on the picture provided;
• Click the "Submit" button;
• Confirm registration by clicking the hyperlink sent to the email address you specified.
Take into account that our email message may be regarded as spam and get into junk mail folder. If you don’t receive the message, our administrator will activate your account within 24 hours.
Unregistered users cannot use all services of Totul.md while registered ones can:
• set up the main page of the web portal;
• send a message to a company presented in the catalogue of Totul.md;
• add sites, companies, goods and video clips to the respective catalogues;
• publish news and post comments under any piece of news;
• post classifieds and job vacancies.
2. Entering my account
You can find a hyperlink to your account to the left of the link to the registration form. To get into your account you should:
• Enter the email address you specified when registering on the website;
• Enter you password;
• Click the "Enter" button.
If you cannot recall your password, you may get a new one by clicking the "Forgot your password?" link on the bottom of the form. Please contact our administrator
if you don’t receive an email message with a new password. You can also tick the "Remember me" checkbox to save your email and password not to enter them every time you access Totul.md. Your login and password will be saved for 30 days in a cookie on your PC.
3. My account
On entering your account, you will see a menu on the top of the page consisting of the following shortcuts: "My account", "Settings", and "Logout" situated above the search button.
3.1. Adding a site to the catalogue
You should click either "My sites" in "My account", or open the catalogue of sites by clicking the respective link above the search bar. Then you should click the "Add site" button situated in the top right part of the open section, choose one of three languages, fill out registration data fields, and click the "Confirm" button. Your site will appear in the catalogue of Totul.md on completion of moderation.
You can also add a site clicking the respective link to the right of the title of the site catalogue module and in the open site section of the rubricator.
3.2. Adding a company to the catalogue
The steps coincide with those of adding a website (see 3.1.
). However, you should provide extended registration data.
3.3. Adding news
News is added in the same way as websites and companies are. A company and a natural person have a right to add news. At present, there are no limitations as to the number of news you can publish. News can be accompanied by a photo or picture (up to 4) that must correspond to the news content. Published materials must not contain advertising and html tags because the latter are not supported. When uploading news, photos and pictures please do not violate copyright laws.
3.4. Adding classifieds
A company and a natural person have a right to publish classifieds. At present, there are no limitations as to the number of classifieds you can publish. Classifieds can be accompanied by a photo or picture (up to 4) that must correspond to the classified content. Classifieds must not contain advertising and html tags because the latter are not supported.
3.5. Goods Uploading
Goods are linked to companies and therefore users who don’t have their company registered on Totul.md cannot upload them. Natural persons are not allowed to upload goods. The steps of uploading goods almost coincide with those of adding a website to the catalogue of Totul.md. At present, goods can be accompanied by a photo and there are no limitations as to the quantity of goods you can upload. Please note that html tags are not supported in the field of goods description. Goods are uploaded manually, however, you are welcome to email our administrator
to request a sample of an upload xml file and fill it out with all your goods to be uploaded by us to the website. Mass uploading is useful when there are too many goods to be uploaded manually. All goods must have photos (up to 100 KB in size), their names and short descriptions.
3.6. Posting job vacancies
Job vacancies are linked to companies and therefore users who don’t have their company registered on Totul.md cannot post them. Natural persons are not allowed to post job vacancies as it would violate current legislation of the Republic of Moldova. The steps of posting a job vacancy almost coincide with those of uploading goods or adding a website to the catalogue of the web portal. At present, there are no limitations as to the number of vacancies you can post. Please note that html tags are not supported in the field of the job vacancy description.
3.7. Adding videos
Videos are linked to companies and therefore users who don’t have their company registered on Totul.md cannot add them. Natural persons do not have the opportunity to add videos. In our opinion, the only step of adding a video should be explained: the “Video code” field should contain a code of a video clip uploaded to the videohosting website. At present, there are no limitations as to the number of videos you can add. Please note that html tags are not supported in the field of the video description.
3.8. Selection of Totul.md style
Now users registered on Totul.md have the opportunity to modify the website style. The service is free of charge. To change the website site you should enter your account and click “MY STYLES
” in the vertical menu or “Settings” on the top of the page. At present, our registered users can choose from 58 colourful styles.
4. Optional registration data
On entering your account, you will see a horizontal menu on the top of the page that you can use to get to the sections "My account", "Messages", "Sites", "Companies", "News", "Classifieds", "Job vacancies", "Videos", "Goods", and "Statistics". This menu ends with the logout button.
In the "My account" section there is a menu item named "Personal data" where you can specify a nickname (and upload an avatar), first and last name, gender, birthdate, geographical region, postal address, wired and mobile phone number, and your fax number. You can choose to either leave all this information visible to users, or hide it by ticking respective checkboxes to the right of fields. Your email address is hidden by default and cannot be made visible to users.
5. Totul.md catalogue: sites, companies, news, classifieds, job vacancies, videos, goods, weather forecast, exchange rates
You can access all catalogues from any page of Totul.md by clicking the links above the search bar.
You can find the following tools in every catalogue:
• vertical rubricator in the left side of the page;
• Index of keywords in the top of a catalogue that you can use to get information from a catalog with a keyword as the search criteria.
• Geographical region field used to select a region where the company office or website administration is situated.
You can use either the above named tools to search a website, company, etc. or the search bar by entering your search word or words and specifying the catalogue you want to get results from. You should specify the catalogue above the search bar on entering the search word and clicking the search button.
5.3. Catalogue modules
Catalogue models are situated on the main page of Totul.md. You can expand and collapse them by clicking an arrow to the right of the catalogue title, or change their position by the drag-and-drop method, or even hide them by clicking the close button. To restore modules you should get into your account, click the "Settings" shortcut, and use the menu that opens. In our opinion, it is more convenient to personalize the main page when the modules are collapsed. Only registered users can set up modules.
5.4. Sharing information with friends
Totul.md gives you an opportunity to easily share information found on the website via email. The "Send to fried" button can be found in the bottom of the news, classifieds, company, goods, or job vacancy pages.
5.5. Sending a message to a company
You can send a message to a company via the form on the right side of the "Contacts" section on the company page. Unregistered users should enter their name, email address, title of the message and message itself while those who are registered do not need to enter their name and email address as they appear in the respective fields automatically.
When sending a message you agree to the Terms and Conditions
of Totul.md. If you break the rules, you will be prosecuted in conformity with the current legislation of the Republic of Moldova.
6. Data verification
Data verification is one of the services of Totul.md serving to increase visitors’ trust in the site, company, news or classified content.
A small yellow square on the page of a company, news, etc. means that the user requested the administration of Totul.md to verify such data as his first and last name, email address, and phone number. A green square means that all user’s data have been successfully verified. A red square means that the user did not make the data verification request.
7. Popularity of catalogues
Both unregistered and registered users can see how popular a particular catalogue section is by using the tool presented on the respective page
Users have the opportunity to see how many users viewed a section during the current or past months. The page view data divided into days is represented as a graph.
This tool is a vivid example of popularity gained by Totul.md. Moreover, it opens up a number of opportunities to users. For instance, knowing the time when a particular section is mostly visited a user can select the most appropriate time for publishing news or posting classifieds to be read by the target audience.
8. News subscription
Totul.md offers both registered and unregistered users the opportunity to subscribe to news. You will always be aware of local and international events because the latest news will come to your browser every 5 minutes.
There are orange buttons in the right part of news catalogue
rubricator used to subscribe to RSS channel of news of any topic among those presented on our website.
9. News widgets
Totul.md shares its news widgets with all registered users who have their websites. A widget is a graphical element placed on the third party website with the purpose of providing its users with quick and convenient access to information on the website the widget belongs to.
There are blue buttons in the right part of news boxes and news catalogue
rubricator used to open the widget settings menu. Settings include the selection of news topic and amount of pieces of news to be displayed in the widget as well as presence/absence of a photo and news description. When the user has completed the settings, all that he/she has to do is to copy the generated code and paste it in the code of the website he/she owns.
10. Exchange rates and currency converter
The “Exchange Rates
” section has an exchange rates table for 39 currencies that is generated according to the data provided by the National Bank of Moldova and a table for five currencies of various commercial banks.
The currency converter that can be found to the left of the exchange rates table works with six main currencies by default. The seventh currency is selected by the user in the drop down menu. The currency is converted automatically as you enter the amount of money in one of the converter fields. At present, the currency converter works according to the data provided by the National Bank of Moldova.