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After following setup instructions, ads do not display; site will not validate

Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by wwna, Nov 4, 2008.

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    After following the setup instructions to the letter, the ads do not display, and the site will not validate. I've tried variations, but none works. (I'm supposed to be a software engineer, yet I can't make it work!)

    1. I put 'ad_network_431.php' and a blank 'ad_network_ads_431.txt' (with 'write' permission) in the 'public_html' directory at http://www.WorldWideNewsArticles.com.
    2.a. I added
    ini_set ("include_path", ini_get ("include_path") . ':../:../../:../../../:../../../../');
    include ('ad_network_431.php');
    echo $ad_network;
    in my file 'http://www.WorldWideNewsArticles.com/BreakingNews/files/footer.php', but the ads didn't appear in the footer of the default 'index.php' at 'http://www.WorldWideNewsArticles.com/BreakingNews/'

    2.b. I changed the code above from
    include ('ad_network_431.php');
    include ('../../ad_network_431.php');
    and to
    include ('../ad_network_431.php');
    to specify the relative path in case that caused the problem, but that didn't work either.

    3. There was a (blank) '.htaccess' already in 'public_html'; so, I didn't touch that (according to the instructions). Because that didn't work, I put "AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .htm .html" into the file, but that didn't work. A forum member suggested removing the "application/", which I did, but that didn't work either.

    4. I tried to validate both 'http://www.WorldWideNewsArticles.com' and 'http://www.WorldWideNewsArticles.com/BreakingNews/', but neither gets validated.

    5. The DigitalPoint page always says "Account not not yet activated." As I've received no "activation" e-mail after creating my account, I assume that validating the web site activates it. Right or wrong? Or is it a "Catch 22" situation?

    Overall, the ad-sharing is a great idea, if only it worked! Or, if it does work, if only the instructions were clearer!
    wwna, Nov 4, 2008 IP