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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)
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Question: Where can I find Pligg Developers
Answer: provided by jhawkin 230 days ago
- 1 + Hiring Chuckroast and/or OxyThemes sounds like your best bet. Chuckroast is one of the Pligg developers and OxyThemes creates fantastic Pligg Themes.

If you need a turnkey setup (domain, hosting, Pligg and Wordpress or other systems) running out of the box Pligg I can help you there. But you already mentioned needing some customizations so Chuckroast and/or OxyThemes would be your best bet.
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Question: Akismet Spam removal Locked me(admin) out ?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 235 days ago
- 0 + When activated, the Pligg spam module disables the 'spammer', sets the account to 'spammer' and I think it also changes the password. Been my experience anyway.

What I've done in the past is: Get into the user portion of the database, re-enable the user, set the user to admin (or god in 1.2.2 and earlier versions) and double check that the email address is a 'known good' working address. Save your changes and login from a second browser window.

If you get a 'bad password' response on this attempt, just use the 'forgot password mechanism' to the 'known good email address' and follow the directions in the email.

--- OR --

You can setup a new user account then get back into the database as above but set the user to admin ((or god in 1.2.2 and earlier versions). You won't need to set anything else in the database but the user level with this method and once you're in you can fix the old user. Manage ---> Users

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I wouldn't disable Akismet. I would be more careful in the future and I'd wonder why Akismet thought my post was spam (if that was what happened). I've lost admin accounts and never figured out why but figured I did something dumb!

And I'd reserve my 'admin level account' for administration only (and don't name it admin, Pligg, or administration). Posts should probably be handled from a second user account. You should be able to register admin and administration also then disable those two users to keep hackers out of them and to keep another Pigg user from trying to register as that. set them to 'Spammer'!!!
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Question: Akismet Spam removal Locked me(admin) out ?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 235 days ago
- 0 + You may have noticed that in the above post I didn't call the user table 'pligg_users' either. That's something that only works if you set the database table prefix to 'pligg_' during install or upgrades.

Some of my Pligg installs don't use that as they run several Pliggs in one database or are running under Multi-Pligg. I figured I'd better mention that before someone calls me out on it or it confuses someone.
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Question: Akismet Spam removal Locked me(admin) out ?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 226 days ago
- 0 + Whoops, I forgot about the articles getting tossed into the 'spam' state. Yeah, I had to go through that, too. I think I pulled up just the spam 'list' and it was a quick enough fix from there.

Most of my articles come in via RSS now and each feed has it's own user so that's not as big a problem but I was using my own accounts at first for RSS feeds, too.
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Question: Can't get pligg to work in Subdomain
Answer: provided by jhawkin 269 days ago
- 1 + Sub Domain? Or Sub Directory?
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Question: Can't get pligg to work in Subdomain
Answer: provided by jhawkin 269 days ago
- 0 + SEO friendly URLs do help somewhat but I never get too excited about SEO methods. If your URLs don't work then SEO didn't help you much.

For the most part 'Settings.php' is for getting Pligg to work within your chosen directory structure while htaccess is for tweaking the URLS.

So if your Install is basically working but the Stories, Etc. aren't showing up at their given URL then I'd concentrate on the htaccess file. That is where the web server builds or Rewrites the URLs for the SEO methods.
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Question: HTML tags?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 271 days ago
- 0 + That feature is mostly used for adding text formatting tags. I wouldn't set it until I had a specific need. It's not set on any of my Pligg installs.

You don't want to allow just anything! A clever coder could add URLs to sites you've barred and Scripts that you don't want run from your pages since there's little to no inherent testing there.
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Question: How can I hide and stop users from submitting stories?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 275 days ago
- 0 + rename the submit page to something only you know.
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Question: Auto Content Scraper Submit Question
Answer: provided by jhawkin 274 days ago
- 0 + That's a big request! You could maybe block any sites that don't have videos normally or only allow sites that should have videos but I think this calls for manual checking/moderation. You, as moderator, would down vote any link you don't like or discard that URL.

I'm sure you could write a bunch of code to do this for you but it would take a bunch of time and probably nor give you the results you expect at that!!
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Question: Auto Content Scraper Submit Question
Answer: provided by jhawkin 274 days ago
- 0 + There's no substitute for being active in your own website.