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Jeff Hawkins is a Web Guru, Tall Tale Tech Writer and Short Order Cook · Monster Highway Cafe from Middletown, Va. (The Center of the Known Universe)
Question: All module settings pages are blank following Pligg upgrade
Answer: provided by jhawkin 5 hours ago
- 0 + Exactly which module did you uninstall? Then Reinstall? The one incompatibility I know of with modules is the difference between the admin user level in the two different versions.

Of course 2.0.2 is very different from 1.2.2 but it's surprising how many items in the two stayed the same or still work the same though the code might have been rewritten.
Question: Dynamic Sidebar
Answer: provided by jhawkin 5 hours ago
- 0 + What I did on one site was split the site into three instances of Pligg into sub-directories using the idea from Yankidank about Multi-Pligg. Just do a search. What he described was for 1.2.2 but 2.0.x will work the same way.

This gave me three sub-directories as a top level 'category' like system where I can setup anything in the templates specific to that pseudo top level category.

You can see it in action here:
Question: editing or getting rid of welcome to pligg cms
Answer: provided by jhawkin 6 days ago
- 0 + Hee Hee

Easiest way is to submit your first entry!
Question: editing or getting rid of welcome to pligg cms
Answer: provided by jhawkin 2 days ago
- 0 + Well, Yes, but there is also the 'change story status' admin ability where the admin can override the published/unpublished status where needed.

I didn't mention that to keep the 'noise' and confusion down while hoping the settings he has will allow the new article to be published immediately. (And just maybe I was thinking WordPress when I answered).

Didn't want to overwhelm the guy with info, and modifying the template seems way overboard to simply fix this little problem.
Question: editing or getting rid of welcome to pligg cms
Answer: provided by jhawkin 2 days ago
- 1 + Yeah, and it was a good answer. I'm just conservative on the changes I make to Pligg and or the templates (though I doubt anyone whose seen my site's innards would believe that for a moment!).

Maybe a place to look somewhere down the road might be 'child themes' where template changes are made in the child theme instead of the theme itself where the changes would probably disappear during a update.

Child Themes still wouldn't help very much with an actual change to a different theme but that suits my philosophy better.

Your answer is a good one!
Question: how to set pages
Answer: provided by jhawkin 6 days ago
- 0 + Pligg mostly runs from its index.php file and has a certain way that it displays itself per the built in design features. Some design elements are controlled via templates.

If you add a page there will be a url to get to that page but.... it won't show in the Navigation menus unless you edit the main menu itself. Or add the page link where you want it!

The main navigation menu is in the header.tpl file in most templates I've seen.

You could force the new page to load first by modifying Pligg via Index.php or htaccess but that's not easy and can cause the rest of Pligg to malfunction if not done with much forethought.
Question: How to change URL_new or /new
Answer: provided by jhawkin 11 days ago
- -1 + I think you're confusing a variable called $URL_new (that variable passes or incorporates the url contained into the rendered page) with what you wish to accomplish which would be a URL rewrite in htaccess!

This is what I think you want in htaccess:

RewriteEngine on

RewriteRule ^new/(.*) latest/$1
Question: Can you do something about this ANONYMOUS SCHMUCK ???
Answer: provided by jhawkin 13 days ago
- 0 + Yeah, that module doesn't need to be 'on' for this site!

That module needs a little attention, too!

Daily limits on anonymous up/down votes via IP.

Permanent blocking of abusers by IP to use the anonymous user.

And maybe total blocking via htaccess though a savvy webmaster should be able to do that himself not everyone feels comfortable or even able to work with in htaccess or httpd.conf!
Question: Story Moderation
Answer: provided by jhawkin 14 days ago
Question: Auto generate tags
Answer: provided by jhawkin 27 days ago
- -1 + tags and tagging kind of says 'human participation' in some way.

Auto tagging would require some way for the machine to understand what a human might find interesting. And that might be the trending topics but possibly yesterdays or even tomorrows trending topics...... and one guy just wants a 'cheeseburger'! How do you arrive at that?