DMoz Bookmarklets

Bookmarklets are short JavaScript programs that you activate by selecting a bookmark in your browser. They can save you lots of time. If you're an editor for the Open Directory Project, these may help you out. Most of these will only work with Netscape or Mozilla. I plan to convert them to IE eventually....

There are two ways to save a bookmarklet:

  1. Click and drag the bookmarklet's link to your personal toolbar.
  2. Right click on the bookmarklet's link and add a bookmark.

For anyone to use

View Profile...
Type the name of an Open Directory Project editor to view his or her profile. For example, type tim.
Editor Feedback...
Send feedback to an editor.
Search DMoz
Instant search. This uses the current selection or lets you type in keywords.
Search Google Web Directory
Instant search of a specialized version of the Open Directory Project that shows category results in the Google PageRank order. This uses the current selection or lets you type in keywords.

For editors only

When you use the following bookmarklets you need to log in as an editor if you haven't already.

View Profile...
Type the name of an Open Directory Project editor to view his or her profile. Similar to the bookmarklet above, but this one also allows access to the editor's edit summary, complete edit history, category creations, and privileges. And it provides quick access to the editor to editor email form.
Editor email...
Send email to an editor using the editor-to-editor feedback form. You can select an editor name on the page and click this bookmarklet or it will prompt you for the name.
Editor email... [opens in new window]
Send email to an editor using the editor-to-editor feedback form. You can select an editor name on the page and click this bookmarklet or it will prompt you for the name.
Edit Where?...
Type in an ODP category name and you are taken to its edit page. This assumes you know the category name, but you *have* memorized the entire ODP category structure haven't you? :) This is especially useful for editall editors, but every editor can use it within the categories they are authorized to edit.
Edit Where?... (with selection box)
Similar to the bookmarklet above, however this one lets you select a top level category from a list box or you can type in a category name. This is pretty large for a bookmarklet and may not work on all systems.
Add URL to DMoz... [opens in new window]
A real time saver! Lets you add the web page you're currently viewing to a category of the Open Directory Project. Brings up the "Add to ODP" page in a separate new window. Once bookmarked, you'll want to modify this bookmarklet and change the default category from 'Bookmarks/F/foobar'. Depending on your taste, you might want to use your editor bookmarks category (I use Bookmarks/T/tim/Unreviewed) or the category you edit. Note: This is the only bookmarklet on this page that I didn't write. But I use it all the time, so I thought I'd better include it. :-) Written by editor rsx.

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