Theoretically you can use LinkAce after finishing the setup. I recommend checking the following short steps to make sure you unlock the full potential of LinkAce, including automated backups to the Internet Archive and regular automated link checks.
1. Update the .env file with advanced settings
.env file in your LinkAce directory contains some advanced settings which can be enabled if you want to use them. Two configurations are quite important: email settings and application backups.
All other possible settings can be found in the .env file reference.
Please add the following block to your .env file and change the values according to your
|.env setting||Possible values||Default value||Description|
||any email address||
||The email address you are sending from|
||The name you are sending from|
||The method of sending email, more details see the Mail configuration docs|
||SMTP only: the host sending email from|
||SMTP only: the post for connecting to the host|
|MAIL_USERNAME||any string||none||SMTP only: the username for connecting to the host|
|MAIL_PASSWORD||any string||none||SMTP only: the password for connecting to the host|
||SMTP only: the sending encryption|
2. Setup the cron
The cron is necessary to enable automated backups via the Waybackmachine, enabling regular link checks and application backups. You will be presented a cron token, and a pre-built cron URL on the system settings page, available from the username dropdown. More information about how to configure a cron can be found in the System Settings.
3. Configure basic app settings
On the same page as your Bookmarklet you can find basic app settings like the timezone, date and time format, and some privacy defaults. I recommend setting the correct timezone and the date and time formats too. You may also set which share buttons should be available when viewing your links.
4. Install the Bookmarklet
Visit the user settings, available from the dropdown menu beneath your username. To install the bookmarklet, simply drag the Bookmarklet button into your bookmarks bar.