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*** Please read below information CAREFULLY!

* Please backup all your configuration files before install any new versions. Otherwise, you will have to update all the login/subscription information one more time.

How to backup configuration files:

*** If you are using version V1.0, V1.0.1 or V1.0.2:

1. Copy all the files in C:\Program Files\Article Post Robot\Article Post Robot\ArticleSites to C:\WUTemp\ArticleSites;

2. Copy all the files in C:\Program Files\Article Post Robot\Article Post Robot\MailLists to C:\WUTemp\MailLists;

3. Copy all the files in C:\Program Files\Article Post Robot\Article Post Robot\History to C:\WUTemp\History (if the old version had \History directory);

4. Uninstall old version Article Post Robot;

5. Install new version Article Post Robot;

6. Start new version. Click menu 'application'->'Restore Configurations', select directory C:\WUTemp\. Then, the software will automatically update your login/subscription information.

*** If you are using version after V1.0.3 (including V1.0.3):

1. Start old version. Click menu 'application'->'BackUp Configurations', select a safe directory, for example C:\WUTemp\. Then, the software will automatically backup your login/subscription information;

2. Uninstall old version Article Post Robot;

3. Install new version Article Post Robot;

4. Start new version. Click menu 'application'->'Restore Configurations', select directory C:\WUTemp\. Then, the software will automatically update your login/subscription information.

 

History: 

  11/17/2005, V1.0 Released.

  11/28/2005, V1.0.1.0 Released.

1. Added project function. Users can load/save project files by using menu under 'Application'. It saves/loads all options to/from project files which makes it more convent for users. See manual page 15.

2. Users can update login information for different article sites/mail lists at once. Just check the 'Apply login information for all checked article sites'. See manul Page 7 and 9.

3. Users can sort article sites/mail lists by clicking title column. See manul Page 6.

4. Use different colors to show users login information for different article sites/mail lists. See manual page 6 and 8.

5. Every time users exit the program, all options will be saved and restored next time when the user run the program again.

  12/12/2005, V1.0.2.0 Released.

1. Article category can be inputed directly by users.

2. Users can add more than one Author Options. When posting articles to different sites/lists, users can choose to use Author Options randomly. This makes the articles shown on different sites/lists more unique.

3. Added 42 article sites and some mail lists. Among them, there are more than 25 article sites whose page rank are greater than 5. Totally, there are 158 article sites and 47 mail lists.

4. Added Page Rank for each article site.

  01/09/2006, V1.0.3.0 Released.

1. Added history window which keeps the 90-day article posting history. Users can check when, which article and which article sites/mail lists they posted in the past 90 days. History record older than 90 days will be deleted automatically.

2. Based on history record, it will check whether the user had already posted the article to the selected sites. This will prevent users post the same article to the same sites more than once.

3. Added more article sites and mail lists. Totally, there are 187 sites and 51 mail lists.

4. Fixed a bug in previous version. If there were no resource box on the article submission page, it will add the author_bio at then end of the article content.

5. Added backup functions under menu 'Application'. Users can backup/restore article site login, mail list subcription and post history easily.

6. After article posting finished, users can open a log file to check what sites/lists the article are successfully posted to.

7. Users can enable/disable article sites/mail lists. If the sites/lists were disabled, users can not post the article to them even they are selected.

8. ...... We forgot what they are. 

  03/15/2006, V1.1.0.0 Released.

1. Fixed the crash problem which is generated by popup window.

2. Added 'Notes' field for each artice site and mail list. Users can use this field to keep some notes or categorize different sites/lists. 

3. Added more article sites. By default, there are 244 sites.

4. Added a checkbox option for category. APR will post the article to a matched category. When there is no matched category on the article site, if the option is checked, APR will skip the article site. Otherwise, APR will use a random category.

5. Added a site/list update function. It is under menu 'Application'. Users can retrieve new sites/lists from our server within the software by using this function. We continuously add new sites/lists to the software.

6. Fixed the format problem in WYSWYG editor on some article sites.

7. Improved the category matching algorithm.

8. Fixed some other little bugs.

  03/21/2006, a revision of V1.1.0.0 Released.

1. Fixed the EZineArticles.com posting problem.

2. Removed MarketingResource.com per owner's request. 

The method to update this revision:

Download V1.1.0.0 setup package again from below link. Before you uninstall any previous version:

1) Please read the message at the top of this page CAREFULLY if you want to keep all the login information in previous version.

2) In order to keep all the settings, please save current settings to a project file (under menu 'Project' or 'Application').

(Keep all the backup directories and project files in a safe directory and NEVER delete them until everything runs ok)

Then uninstall previous version and install the downloaded setup. Once installation is finished:

a) Restore all the login information from current version (under menu 'Application');

b) Load project file saved in step 2).  

  05/05/2006, V1.2.0.0 Released.

1. Removed some 'dead' sites, added more new sites, and fixed some 'problem' sites. Totally, it includes 267 sites and 52 mail lists.

2. Improved the engine's performance, so that it could be used for more sites.

3. Added one new feature which could be used to avoid 'duplication penalty'. Check Manual V1.2.0 Page 12 for details. 

  07/02/2006, V1.2.1.0 Released.

1. Removed some 'dead' sites, added more new sites, and fixed some 'problem' sites (about 15-30). Totally, it includes 289 sites and 52 mail lists.

2. Fixed a bug in 'Project' Files.

* When we update our software, we find that the Page Rank of some well-known article sites, such as ezinearticles.com, dropped a lot on google toolbar PR checker. We do not know why this happened.  

  09/23/2006, V1.3.0.0 Released.

1. Removed about 35 'dead' sites, added more than 100 new sites, and fixed some 'problem' sites. Totally, it includes 378 sites and 52 mail lists.

2. Fixed a bug in Generating Composite Articles.

3. Disabled option 'Skip Article Site In Auto-Post When No Matched Category'. If no matched category was found, the software will skip the site in Auto Mode.

  12/16/2006, V1.4.0.0 Released.

1. Removed about 50-60 'bad' sites, added more than 100 new sites, and fixed some 'problem' sites. Totally, it includes 450 sites and 53 mail lists.

2. Add Custom Article Sites. Users can add their own article site lists (for certain type of article sites).

3. In Auto Mode, if no matched category was found, the software will skip the site automatically. It is not an option any more.

4. Add function for rotating article title and article summary.

5. Improved the engine. When article sites changed some of their layout, Article Post Robot can adapt to the change automatically.

6. Users can use much longer pause time.

  06/07/2007, V1.5.0.0 Released.

1. Removed about 100 'bad' sites, added more than 150 new sites, and fixed some 'problem' sites. Totally, it includes more than 500 sites and 53 mail lists.

2. Add "Reload" function for Manual Mode.

3. Users can delete 'bad' sites from Article Sites table.

4. Users can use any other SMTP ports to send articles to mail lists. The default port is 25. 

5. Users can add multiple titles/summaries from a single txt file.  

6. Users can add all the title/summary files (*.tit/*.sum) in a folder.

7. Users can rotate word/sentence/paragraph text in title/summary/content directly using User-Defined Macro ("{{{...|...}}}" syntax). Check manual Page 14 for more details.

8. Add "Review" function. So users can see the rotated word/sentence/paragraph.

Some other changes. Please check manual for details.

  09/08/2007, V1.6.0.0 Released.

1. Removed more than 100 ‘bad’ sites, added more new sites, and fixed some ‘problem’ sites. Totally, it includes about 525 and 54 mail lists.

2. Add “Pause” function for Auto Mode.

3. Add “Secure Connection” option for SMTP server.

4. Only add once if the same article sites are added multiple times by users.

5. Users can add multiple author resource text from a single txt file.

6. Users can show/hide main window from the system tray .

7. Fixed some bugs reported from users.

  10/02/2007, V1.6.0.0 Patch Released.

This Patch will skip the virus-infected sites automatically during the submission. It can detect certain virus. However, users should turn on the real-time scan of their anti-virus software, i.e. Norton, McAfee, etc..

 

  08/26/2008, V1.7.0.0 Released.

1. Cleaned the site list, added some new sites.  Totally, it includes about 460 and 54 mail lists.

2. Add "ArticleMS" script powered site to the list of customized sites. Totally, there are 4 kinds of sites can be added as customized sites.

3. Add "Check Virus" checkbox option. Users can turn the software's virus checker On/Off.

4. Add "Update Page Rank" feature in Article Sites table's popup menu.

5. Add "Summary" in preview window.

6. Fix a bug in spinning subtitle.

7. Fixed some bugs reported from users.

 

  11/12/2008, V1.8.0.0 Released.

1. Cleaned the site list, fixed some problem sites, removed about 140 'bad' sites, and added about 120 sites.  Totally, it includes about 433 sites (by default) and 54 mail lists.

2. Fixed the feature for adding 'ArticleMS' script powered site to the list of customized sites.

 

  07/19/2009, V1.9.0.0 Released.

1. Cleaned the site list, fixed some problem sites, removed about 180 'bad' sites, and added about 200 sites.  Totally, it includes about 451 sites (by default) and 54 mail lists.

2. Users can use syntax "{{{...|...}}}", "{{...|...}}" "{...|...}" in rotation macro feature. The software will recognize the syntax automatically. Each syntax will work as long as they are not combined.

3. Fixed problems of ' when copy the article from word.

4. Improved category selection.

 

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