Using MorayLocal has been made easy through use of modern web design features. Essentially it is simply a case of following the on screen instructions on each page. We will however explain the way the site works and how to maximise your use of the site below.
Guided search will walk you through the available categories and show the results of your search relevant to your chosen categories.
Initially you will be asked to select one of eight major categories. Once you have selected through clicking the relevant link you will be presented with a list of sub-categories specific to that main category of the site. A subcategory is selected, again by clicking the relevant link, and all organisations that have put their entry into that region of the site will be listed on screen in blocks of 15 organisations. Organisations are sorted by town field therefor Elgin will show before Fochabers and Fochabers before Garmouth for example. At the bottom of each batch of entries you will find navigation links for foward or back.
Advanced search allows the user freedom to search the whole database subject to their own criteria. The user can narrow the search by entering up to three search criteria these being Section of the site, Town and Keyword.
Section - By selecting an option from the section drop down box the resulting search will only be against that section of the site. If the user leaves the section set to all sections the whole database will be searched.
Town - By entering a town results will only be shown that match that town e.g. to see only entries against Elgin enter elgin in the town field. If you wish to show entries for all towns leave this field blank.
Keyword - Entering a keyword tells the search to look for a specific word anywhere in the advertisers entry, whether it be name, address, description, etc. In addition advertisers are allowed to enter search keywords that are not seen by the user to improve users chances of finding them.
Section - All Sections, Town - left blank, Keyword - toy, this search would return all entries with toy, toys, toyshop, or similar in all sections of the site and all towns.
Section - Wholesale, Town - left blank, Keyword - toy, this search would return all entries with toy, toys, toyshop, or similar in all towns but only those listed in the Wholesale section of the site.
Section - Wholesale, Town -Elgin, Keyword - toy, this search would return all entries with toy, toys, toyshop, or similar but only those in Elgin and listed in the Wholesale section.
Section - All Sections, Town - Elgin, Keyword - left blank, this search would return all entries in the database listed with the town Elgin in the town field.