Monday, June 19, 2017

Show removed content

User question:
> Is it possible that website watcher also shows the removed content in a different color?
> Or maybe it opens both versions (tiled vertically or horizontally) so I don't need to 
> click another icon to get that

This only works when you call it manually via the browser toolbar.

If you want to see it in the same document, you have to use the highlight method "Exact" with the option "Show removed content".

Monday, June 5, 2017

Autostart script and AutoWatch

User question:
> I use the option to automatically start AutoWatch when I launch 
> WebSite-Watcher. Since a couple of days this stopped working. The 
> only thing that I changed was that I created an Autostart script to 
> automatically import URLs from a text file when I launch WSW.

When you use the special script "autostart.wws" (which is executed each time you start WebSite-Watcher), then the option to automatically start AutoWatch is not used.

You have to start AutoWatch manually in your script as the following example shows:

ImportBookmarks /Text1 (+)
   /file="c:\folder\urls.txt" (+)
   /targetfolder="testfolder" (+)


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Server sometimes reports Out of memory

User question:
> A bookmark sometimes shows an out of memory error. Any way to avoid 
> this? This is the error message we get:
> Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 6029312)in /public_html/wp-includes/post.php on line 3937

This is a server error that you also see in your web browser when you click the "Reload" button long enough.

In WebSite-Watcher you can try to use the "Ignore Updates" feature to ignore these kind of false positives. Just enter a part of the error text (eg: Fatal error: Out of memory), then WebSite-Watcher won't alert an update if that text is available in the page.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Restore previous version

User question:
> Sometimes Website Watcher checks a bookmark when the site is doing
> maintenance and there is a general maintenance message displayed.
> The comparison with an old version is then useless. It would be nice
> to have a functionality where you could disregard the latest change.
> In that way I can check the bookmark again after the maintenance and
> the comparison with an old version is useful.

This works with the shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+R

Or via context menu: Right click + Organize + Restore previous version

You can also display a toolbar button in the toolbar of the internal browser to quickly restore the old version.

If such a maintenance message comes often, you can also use the bookmark option "Ignore updates" to avoid false positives.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Archive monitored pages

User question:
> I believe Website Watcher also archives web pages.  Can you tell me 
> how many versions of each page are archived,

This can be done with the tool Local Website Archive. After you have installed Local Website Archive, you have to enable the action "Local Website Archive" in the bookmark properties.

There is no real limit of archived pages, you can however limit the number of archived pages with the option "Delete pages from archive".

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Start WebSite-Watcher when Windows starts up

User question:
> How to I configure website watcher to startup when windows starts up?

You have to create a shortcut in the Windows Startup folder. You can
also do this directly in WebSite-Watcher:

1. Click "Options" in the main menu of WebSite-Watcher
2. Click "Icons"
3. Click "Start with Windows (Startup)"

Thursday, March 16, 2017

My watch filter doesn't strike out content

User question:
> I have applied watch filters, but when alert generated for these 
> pages, we found that the unwanted data is not showing strike out. 
> Ignore filters however work correctly.

If you work with watch filters and want to strike out unwanted content, then you have to enable that behavior with an extra option in the bookmark properties.

Unwanted content is only striked out automatically in combination with ignore filters and doesn't always make sense in combination with watch filters. For example if you use a watch filter for a text such as "Number of comments: 123" and WebSite-Watcher should highlight the new comments.