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*  Title: Animus Links
*  Version: 1.0 
*  Author: Jon Cohen
*  Website: http://www.animusprogramming.com
*  Copyright 2010 Jon Cohen. All Rights Reserved.
*  This script may be used and modified free of charge by anyone
*  provided all copyright notices and links back to animusprogramming.com 
*  remain intact.   By using this code you agree to indemnify 
*  Jon Cohen from any liability that might arise from it's use.
*  Selling the code for this program, in part or full, without prior
*  written consent is expressly forbidden.
*  Removing any of the links back to my site is sleazy, and you should feel
*  bad about doing that (I did write this program and give it to you for free, 
*  and all.)  Besides, you can always buy the professional version at 
*  http://www.animusprogramming.com/pro/ which has more functionality
*  and does not link back to my site.  Leaving the links in or paying for the 
*  script helps pay my bills, ensuring that I won't starve to death -- which 
*  means more free scripts down the road.

Hi there!  Thank you for downloading my script.  Here's the instructions..

1) Installation
Installation should be pretty simple, the only decision that you'll need to make
is where the script is going to live.  The script will create a directory named
anilink in whatever directory it exists in, so make sure that on the very rare
occasion that you actually have a directory named anilink somewhere that you
upload the script to a different directory.  In other words, if you already have
a directory at /public_html/anilink/, upload the script somewhere OTHER than
/public_html.  Once you've decided where the script is going to live, upload 
it there.  If your FTP software gives you the choice, make sure that you 
upload it as ASCII, not binary.  Congratulations, the install is complete!  Now
it's time to configure the script.

2) Logging into your admin page
To log in to your admin page, simply open your favorite web browser and enter
the URL of your links.php file into the address window.  You should see a page
asking you for a password.  The default password is "password", without quotes.
Now that you're in, you should be able to figure out what to do, but feel free to
keep reading if you need more help.

3) Changing the password
I'd really suggest changing the password immediately, as "password" is a really,
really bad password.  To do so, scroll to the bottom of the admin page and use 
the "Change your password" form.  

4) Making the script look "right"
You have 3 basic ways to customize the look of the script.  The first is your header.
This can be entered through the "Change the header" form.  Anything that you put
in that form will be placed between the <body> tag and any HTML the script 
generates.  The second way to change the look would be with the footer form, which
works just like the header except anything you put in it will go between any HTML
that the script generates and the </body> tag.  Finally, you can use the "Change your
settings" form to change colors, use a .css file, and change the title of your links page.

6) Linking to your links page
The script will create a links directory named anilink in whatever directory you uploaded
links.php to.  You can also find a link to it at the top of the administration page.  I'd 
suggest linking to it from the rest of your web site so that people can enter their links,
cause that's pretty much what the script is for.

7) I want more links!
Good news, I have a system for that.  At the top of your admin page you'll find a form
that can get you into the AniLinks system.  Essentially, this is a system where people
using my script can "share" links.  When someone posts their link to your site, they'll
have the ability to post it to all sites in the system.  In exchange for this, when someone
posts to someone else's site, they'll have the ability to post that same link to your site
(and any other sites in the system).  Participation is free, you can filter out links you 
don't want, and you do not need to have the same categories that the script came with.

8) HELP!
If you find yourself lost, go to http://www.animusprogramming.com/links/ and click the
help link.

9) Losing the links
The script will generate small links at the bottom of each page it creates back to my site
in order to pay for itself.  If you'd like to lose those links and help me out a bit please 
consider buying the professional version of the script at  
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