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Offline ForumMaster

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Newbie help please
« on: March 14, 2008, 11:36:42 am »
First of all, I want to say thanks - SMF looks like a great forum package. My experience has [only] been as a mod - not a programmer, and yet I've been able to set up a new forum and it works - well!!

So here's my question - I want to add the capability to have advertisements on my forum, so I went to http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=255 to install the ad management mod.

It says to download:
ad_mod_1-0-10_v1-0-2d.zip (4KB] [4902]

ad_mod_1-1-x_v2-3.zip (17KB] [28825]

I don't even have a clue where to download/save these files!

I am here via GoDaddy, that's where this is hosted.

Please help the clueless.

Thanks!

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Re: Newbie help please
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 12:41:54 pm »
Sorry about replying so soon - I wanted to let you know I made some progress  . . .

I downloaded the files to my local computer and then uploaded them to the GoDaddy host.

At first I did it as a zip file, wasn't sure that was a good idea, so I unzipped them and re-uploaded them individually - except I had a big red security risk warning for the install.php file, so I deleted that single file from the GoDaddy host.

So, I have made some minor progress in getting the Ads mod files to the GoDadday host for my SMF forum - but have not bridged the gap completely to install the Ads mod.

Hopefully, I'm close enough for an experienced person to pull me across!

Thanks.

Offline Miss Mermaid

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Re: Newbie help please
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008, 05:34:01 pm »
Oh maybe you can help both of us!

Im really new to this whole thing. I have a forum up and running and am also trying to put google ads on.

I have managed to get a google banner in the index.html page that then links people to the forum.

I really have no idea how to start. I have the google code but really need an easy step by step of what to do next.

Thanks

Miss Mermaid :)

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Re: Newbie help please
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 06:57:41 pm »
Miss Mermaid - I think I figured it out . . .

or at least this is what I've done so far

Instead of the other methods I was trying, I downloaded the mod package to my hard drive - then, I uploaded that package in this manner:

1) Download mod package to hard drive

2) Upload package in these steps:

Main
Select Packages link
Select Download Packages tab
Using the third area, 'Upload a Package'
Browse hard drive for mod package (I left it zipped)
Press 'Upload'


it worked and I installed - that's as far as I've gotten so far . . .

Good Luck!

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Re: Newbie help please
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 03:48:07 pm »
i have done th same but it is saying no ref for install

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Re: Newbie help please
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 09:04:50 am »
skippy please explain your problem in more detail

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Re: Newbie help please
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 09:04:50 am »
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