LinkMan 1.02
PHP reciprocal links manager

PHP reciprocal links manager (LinkMan)
Version: 1.02 from 23rd June 2005

Written 16th July 2004 by Klemen Stirn (info AT phpjunkyard DOT com)
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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright 2004-2005 Klemen Stirn. All Rights Reserved.

The LinkMan may be used and modified free of charge by anyone so long as this copyright notice and the comments above remain intact. By using this code you agree to indemnify Klemen Stirn from any liability that might arise from it's use.

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DESCRIPTION

PHP link manager will completely automate your reciprocal links exchange!


Requirements


>> Quick installation

Open file settings.php in your favorite PLAIN TEXT editor (like Notepad or Wordpad on Windows systems, DO NOT use MS Word or similar editor) and set these variables:

Save and close the settings.php file.

Go to your FTP client and FTP to the public directory on your server (where the rest of your website is; usually "public_html", "www" or "site") and create a folder where you will install linkman.
Example: /public_html/linkman
Corresponding URL: http://www.yourdomain.com/linkman

Upload all LinkMan files to this folder. Images (line.gif,reset.gif,delete.gif) must be transferred in BINARY mode, other files in ASCII mode (refer to your FTP client instructions for details on how to set transfer mode properly).

Make sure that the PHP scripts have permission to write to file linkinfo.txt - on UNIX (Linux) servers you must CHMOD (set permissions for) this file to 666 (rw-rw-rw).

Use the HTML form from "form.html" to allow users to submit their links. YOu may modify the look of this page as much as you like or even use the form HTML code on any page you like, just make sure you set the proper ACTION parameter of the <form ... > tag!

The links.php file is the one that displays all the links. Use this file as your links page, for example use page http://www.yourdomain.com/linkman/links.php as your "Reciprocal links" page.

You may edit header.txt and footer.txt files to add your own header and footer to the links page. You will have to use full image URLs in the code. For example instead of <IMG SRC="images/image.jpg" ... > use <IMG SRC="http://www.yourdomain.com/images/image.jpg" ... >! Same goes for any Javascripts or CSS files if you are calling them from within the header or footer.

If you have done all this your link exchange should work now. In your browser open folder where you have installed LinkMan, for example:
http://www.yourdomain.com/linkman

Type in the password you set in settings.php, click Enter admin panel and you are in the admin panel! Here you can remove unwanted links and run a check to see if sites still have your reciprocal link.

Good luck with the script!


>> Troubleshooting

What is CHMOD and FTP?

I have prepared a simple FTP and CHMOD tutorial which will help you FTP files to your server and set correct CHMOD settings.

My link exchange doesn't work, HELP!

Here are a few things to check:

  1. did you upload all files except images in ASCII mode?
  2. is linkinfo.txt file world writable? CHMOD it to 666 (rw-rw-rw) if you are on a UNIX server
  3. go through the entire setup process again carefully

Since these scripts are free no support is guaranteed. If you can't get the script to work please go through this readme file again carefully and repeat the installation step-by-step (also delete old files and folders from the server). Also please feel free to post any questions or problems you might have in PHPJunkyard forum!


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Best regards,

Klemen Stirn
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