Facebook Sharer PRO installation guide

1. System requirements

Facebook Sharer is a web based application and it requires a web browser(Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) to operate.
It is compatible with all existing browsers and operating systems.

System requirements:
- Your own website(Windows or Linux hosting) with the ability to create cronjobs. We DO NOT recommend free hosting plans.
- 1 available Mysql database
- PHP 4.0 or higher
- A valid Facebook account

On demand, we can install and configure the script on your domain for only 20$
Please contact us if you are interested in this service.

If you do not have your own website/server you can still use the script using our hosted version.
This means we will have to install a fresh copy of the script on our server and give you the login info.
The hosted version is 20$/year and the fee includes the first installation, script configuration and 1 year hosting.
Also, your license will be available if you will decide later to move the script on your website.
Please contact us if you are interested in this service.
 
2. Usage

Facebook Sharer is licensed for one domain.

- You must install the script on the domain you have specified after the purchase, in any folder or subdomain.
- DO NOT install it on localhost. It will not work.
- DO NOT install it under password protected folders on your domain. It will not work.
- DO NOT use free hosting services. In most of the cases, some basic functions are disabled and the script will not work.
 
3. Safety notice

Facebook Sharer was not implemented to spam Facebook or to abuse the system.

Use the script attentively and read carefully the "help" section from Facebook Sharer admin panel.
4. Installation - uploading the files on your server/domain

1. Unzip the package on your computer.
2. On your domain, create a new folder or a subdomain. Upload the unziped files on your domain in the new folder/subdomain.
3. Change permissions for "temp" folder to 777: chmod 777 temp
4. Using Cpanel or your admin interface, create a new database and a new database user.
5. Add the database user to the database(grant all privileges).
6. Then, go to phpmyadmin/database manager and import the sql file into the new created database: config/facebooksharer.sql
7. Open the file config/bdvars.php and change the database parameters (db name, db username, db password). Save the file.

Admin panel access: www.yourdomain/your-install-folder/index.php
The default username and password for your account are: admin/adminpass

After the installation is complete, before using the script, please read first the help section.
5. Installation - cron jobs

For this application to work you need to set up these cron jobs.

fb_wall.php(to post on account wall) - set it to run each 30 minutes
fb_pages.php(to post on facebook pages) - set it to run each 30 minutes
fb_comments.php(to add comments to previous posts in groups) - set it to run each 30 minutes
fb_groups.php(to post in groups) - set it to run each 15 or 30 minutes
If you are using more campaigns to post in multiple groups, it is recommended to set fb_groups.php cron to run every 15 minutes.

Setting the cron jobs on your server
To set the cron jobs, you must login into your web hosting account and look for a section named "cron jobs" or "scheduled tasks".
Go into that section, for each command create a new cron job and paste the cron job code.
The cron job command can be found in Facebook Sharer admin panel "administration" section.

If your hosting does not support cronjobs you can use an external free provider.
Ex: easycron.com, setcronjob.com, cronless.com(search on Google for free cron job service).
In this case, you will have to insert the full URL for each cronjob.
http://www.your-domain.com/fbs-install-folder/cronjobs/fb_wall.php
http://www.your-domain.com/fbs-install-folder/cronjobs/fb_pages.php
http://www.your-domain.com/fbs-install-folder/cronjobs/fb_comments.php
http://www.your-domain.com/fbs-install-folder/cronjobs/fb_groups.php
6. Admin panel

After the installtion, please login and change your default login details.
The script is very easy to use and all settings are intuitive.
Please use the help section and also the help tooltips for all settings and features.
After the installation is complete, before using the script, please read first the help section.



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