Upload : How to share an album on Anarcho-Punk.net ? (tutorial)

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    INTRODUCTION:

    This tutorial will teach you how to upload an album on mediafire.com and share it on anarcho-punk.net, step-by-step.

    First, the basic thing to understand is that Anarcho-Punk isn't hosting any files. This is why you need to host your files on another website offering a file upload service.
    IMPORTANT: THIS GUIDE IS OUTDATED ! Don't use mediafire anymore! They delete files for no reason. Please use www.exoshare.com



    REQUIRED:
    1) You will need WINRAR or a similar application to create a .ZIP archive (You can also use Winzip or other alternatives, but in this tutorial we will teach you to work with WinRar)

    Download and install WinRar:
    http://www.anarcho-punk.net/winrar.exe

    Or from the official website:
    http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

    2) We suggest you register an account on mediafire.com to become a member (if you are a member, the file won't be deleted after 1 month).
    Register here:
    https://www.mediafire.com/register.php

    3) You must be registered on anarcho-punk.net




    STEP 1 : MAKE A .ZIP ARCHIVE WITH YOUR ALBUM
    1) Put all the files of the album in the same folder, and rename this folder with the name of the album.
    2) Right-click on that folder
    3) Assuming you use WinRar, select the option "Add to archive":
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    STEP 2 : SELECT .ZIP FILE FORMAT
    A WinRar dialog should pop up. Select the option ".ZIP" instead of ".RAR" (this format is more popular). Then click "OK" to launch the creation of the archive.
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    STEP 3 : WAIT
    Wait until WinRar has finished creating the .ZIP file:
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    STEP 4 : UPLOAD THE .ZIP FILE ON MEDIAFIRE
    1) Go to Mediafire.com
    2) Log-in to the account you created previously (not required but highly suggested)
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    3) Click on the button labeled "Upload To This Folder"




    STEP 5 : SELECT THE FILE ON YOUR HARD DRIVE
    1) After clicking "Upload To This Folder", a dialog should pop-up
    2) Browse your hard drive and go to the folder where you saved the .ZIP archive in step 1-2-3
    [​IMG]
    3) Select the .ZIP file and click on "Open"




    STEP 6 : WAIT
    Uploading of the file should begin after following instructions in Step 4-5.
    You only have to wait until the uploading is complete. This step can take a few minutes depending of the size of the file and the speed of your internet connection.
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    Wait until the file has finished uploading...




    STEP 7 : FILE IS UPLOADED
    Once the uploading is over, you should see this window:
    [​IMG]
    Click on "Return to My Files"

    Note: if you get an error upload the file again.




    STEP 8 : GET THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FILE
    The upload is complete and you are now back to the list of your files in your mediafire account (http://www.mediafire.com/myfiles.php)
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    Click on the button labeled "Share" next to the file you just uploaded



    STEP 9 : COPY THE URL TO DOWNLOAD THE FILE
    1) You should see this window after clicking on the "Share" button :
    [​IMG]
    2) Now you should see the link to access the file you just sent. This is the most important step : by accessing this URL the visitors of anarcho-punk.net will be able to download your file containing the album.
    3) Click on the button "Copy Link" (the first one)




    STEP 10 : SELECT THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY ON ANARCHO-PUNK.NET
    - You can now exit MediaFire.com. Come back on Anarcho-Punk.net and open a new topic in the appropriate forum
    - Or just go here and select the correct category where your upload would fit best in, then click on the "new topic" button:
    http://www.anarcho-punk.net/viewforum.php?f=10




    STEP 11 : FILL THE FORM
    1) After selecting the correct category in step 10, you should end up on a page with a form
    2) Fill all required informations in the form like shown in the image below
    3) Right-click on the text box and select "Paste" to paste the download link

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    The URL previously copied in step 9 will now be pasted inside the text box




    STEP 12 : INCLUDE "DL" TAG
    [​IMG]
    Highlight the mediafire URL with your mouse cursor and then click on the [​IMG] button to correctly style the download link

    This step will style the download link with the box used everywhere on Anarcho-Punk.net - example :

    DOWNLOAD LINK

    http://www.example.com





    STEP 13 : POST THE FINAL RESULT ON THE FORUM
    Include the track list of the album below the download link:
    [​IMG]

    It is also useful (but not required) to include an image of the album's cover

    Double-check that you filled all required information (band name, album name, year, download link, etc) and click on the "Submit" button to send the album to the website.



    That's all ! Your album should now be available for download and thousands of users will be able to benefit from it !
    If you need help, don't hesitate to post a topic and ask for help on the forum
     


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