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*                                   Script: DDLCMS v3.2   *
*                                 Author: Little Dragon   *
*                              Email: hide@address.com   *
*                        Website: http://www.ddlcms.com   *
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*    Please direct bug reports, suggestions or feedback   *
*                                 to the DDLCMS forums:   *
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*                          http://www.ddlcms.com/forums   *
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*    DDLCMS is a commercial grade content management      *
*    system for DDL site owners. It is provided free      *
*    of charge, provided:                                 *
*                                                         *
*    1. You keep the linkback to http://www.ddlcms.com    *
*       in the footer.                                    *
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*    2. You keep the sponsored links to Sharingzone.net   *
*       on your site.                                     *
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*    By using this script, you agree that you will not    *
*    modify, remove, or replace any encoded parts of      *
*    this script. All encoded parts MUST remain intact    *
*    for your site to remain in good standing.            *
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DDLCMS v3.2 Requirements
========================

First make sure your hosting meets the following requirements:

- Unix/Linux based webhosting
- MySQL 5+
- PHP 5+
- PHP-Pspell module (optional)

DDLCMS v3.2 Installation Instructions
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1. Create a MySQL database with a username and password.
2. Upload all files and folders to your webspace
3. Point your browser to install-3.2.php and follow instructions.

If you meet all requirements properly, the install button will be enabled!  You normally won't have to change any of the fields that are already filled in.

Enjoy!


Notes
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After installation be sure to chmod your Base Directory and Root Directory back to 755, also chmod all files back to 644 (that you changed during installation), except for rss.xml and dictionary.txt.

Point your browser to a file called perms.php. It will check if your file permissions are safe.  DELETE this file when you're done installing the script.

Your default affiliate button is located in the images folder, button.gif. You should edit it, or replace it with your own button, and make sure it is 88 x 31 pixels in size.


Some Security Precautions
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If the script installed all files with your BASEDIR = DOCROOT due to your vhost setup (or if you could not chmod your base directory to 777, then your config.php file is also within public access (it's not viewable to the public unless your apache webhost goes down).

For additional security, it's better to copy your config.php file one level up (above your document root folder, which is usually public_html).  

Then, edit your original config.php file, by removing all it's contents and replacing it with this one line:

<? include ('/your/relative/path/to/config.php'); ?>

In the above example, /your/relative/path/to/config.php is the RELATIVE PATH TO YOUR config.php file.

Test your site and make sure it works.


Monetization Of Your DDL Site
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The script is pre-monetized -- meaning once your site is running with DDLCMS (and generating hits) you will begin earning money right away!

The script is pre-populated with strategically placed text links which will send surfers to your sponsors, generating maximum revenue.  All you have to do is fill in your 3 sponsor codes in your Admin panel (Go to Admin > DDL > Edit Options).

Your 3 sponsors by default are: 

1. Sharingzone.net
2. Cams.com
3. Videosz.com

If you are not currently an affiliate of the above 3 sites, the affiliate signup links are provided in your Admin panel under "Edit Options".

The script is optimized to generate and gradually increase traffic, and pulls in the most revenues with given sponsors.

Of course, in addition to the above 3 sponsors, you can always add or edit your advertisements through out your site manually with your own ads or other sponsors.


Why You Should Promote Sharingzone
==================================

Basically, it's a requirement for using DDLCMS.  Other reasons:

- higher sales conversions 
- higher per-sale commissions (upto $56.45 per sale)
- revshare commissions ($14.99 sales -- you get the commission EVERY month!)
- 2 tier commission structure
- lowest refund rates (less than 5% refund rate!)
- bonus payouts for high traffic sites
- new web 2.0/flash/interactive site
- direct links to join page
- customize your own join page by using "Signup System" join forms on your site
- you simply make more money!!!

More info on Sharingzone: 
http://www.sharingzone.net/affiliates.php


Remain In Good Standing
=======================

DDLCMS is a commercial grade content management system for DDL site owners. It is provided free of charge, provided:  

    1. You keep the linkback to http://www.ddlcms.com in the footer.

    2. You keep the sponsored links to Sharingzone.net on your site.

By using this script, you agree that you will not modify, remove, or replace any encoded parts of this script. All encoded parts MUST remain intact for your site to remain in good standing.  

By remaining in good standing, your site will be listed in our "Demo" section to help your site get indexed by Google AND you will be entitled to free support, upgrades, new features, and unlimited technical support with VIP benefits.

Support
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For support or extra feature requests, visit:

http://www.ddlcms.com

Visit our forums page and signup for fastest service and support!

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