UPDATE: Use the new DAP Easy Installer plugin to install DAP, and skip the old method below.
Old Way of Installing DAP
1. Download & Unzip Files
Log in to your member’s area at http://DigitalAccessPass.com/dap/ .
Download the following 2 files…
XX and YY are version numbers. Unzip the two zip files (separately) to your desktop. You should see 2 folders named dap and DAP-WP-LiveLinks.
WARNING: After you unzip the folders, you should NOT see a “dap” folder within the “dap” folder, or a “DAP-WP-LiveLinks” folder within the “DAP-WP-LiveLinks” folder. If you do, then in both cases, it is the inside “dap” folder or the inside “DAP-WP-LiveLinks” folder that’s important. Get rid of the outer one, and upload only the inner “dap” folder and the innert “DAP-WP-LiveLinks” folder, as explained below.
2. Upload Files
a) Upload the entire dap folder on your computer, to the root of your domain. The root directory is where your domain’s home page is usually located. This directory also goes by the name “public_html” or “www” or “htdocs”.
WARNING – Add-On Domains: If you have a hosting account with multiple domains, and you are trying to install DAP on the “main domain”, then upload the “dap” folder directly to the root of the main domain (like public_html). But if you wish to install DAP on an “add-on domain”, then the “dap” folder has to go into the root of the add-on domain (like public_html/addOnDomain.com)
WARNING: You may not rename the dap folder to anything else. The name of the folder MUST be dap, and regardless of where your blog is (in the main folder, or in a sub-folder), the dap folder must be in your root directory. Once this is done, the dap folder should be accessible by at
http://www.Example.com/dap/ – but wait – don’t visit that link yet.
b) Upload the entire DAP-WP-LiveLinks folder (including the folder too) to your WordPress plugins directory, which is
3. Activate Plugin
Log in as WordPress admin, go to the “Plugins” page, and activate the DAP-WP-LiveLinks plugin. Just activating the plugin installs the DAP tables in the same database as your WordPress blog. If there are any errors, you will see them on your screen. If not, you will see a message that says that installation is complete, with just one final step remaining (see below). You will also see the email and password for the DAP Admin account that has just been created for you. There is no need to log in separately to the DAP Admin Control Panel, as you have already been logged in as DAP admin during the installation. But save this DAP admin login info for future reference.
4. Permalinks Update (final step)
Within the WordPress admin control panel, go to “Settings > Permalinks”. Under the section “Customize Permalink Structure”, pick any option other than “Default“. IMPORTANT: Regardless of whether you made any changes on this Permalinks page or not, you MUST click on “Save Changes”. REPEAT: Don’t forget to click on “Save Changes” whether you changed the permalink structure or not.
5. Access DAP
You will now see a new link on your WordPress Admin Menu (bottom left, below “Settings”) called “DigitalAccessPass”. Click on that link to access your DigitalAccessPass Admin Control Panel.
6. Setting Up Cron
This step is not required to just get started with using and learning DAP. But it is required when you are ready to start sending out autoresponder and broadcast emails, or processing affiliate commissions. Also required if you’re doing email-order processing of recurring payments through 1shoppingcart or 1SiteAutomation. It is critical that the cron job(s) is setup before you go live. So click here for the instructions.