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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: Upload module error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 211 days ago
- 0 + Well, that image link as posted is malformed.... and the site returns a 404 when I manually repair it.

As to the RSS? You need to give RSS a valid RSS feed URL - Not a image link.

Maybe you could clarify what you're trying and explain it a little better.
Question: the pages
Answer: provided by jhawkin 210 days ago
- 0 + You'll need to edit the proper template file. Either the header file (which contains the menu usually), the footer (if that's where you want the link to the new page) or else the sidebar.

You can get to these from the template editor under the admin menu so you need to be logged in as Admin.
Question: Does the RSS Importer Plugin Work?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 236 days ago
- 0 + I'm a site developer and content aggregater running Pligg and the RSS importer works fine for me. I couldn't run these sites with out it.

Put a good RSS or Atom feed URL in it and it will do most all the work for you on the setup side. You'll need to add at least three fields to give you Story Title, Story Link and description.

When you click the module's link to add the first data field, Pligg RSS will parse the XML feed file and gather the available feed fields. If it doesn't add the first field setup line then the feed is corrupt.

Easy, Simple and almost fool proof. The other setup options help tweak that individual feed.
Question: Does the RSS Importer Plugin Work?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 236 days ago
- 2 + You didn't include the feed URL you're trying to use! You can post that or try the below yourself.

Plug the feed URL your trying to use into your browser and see if you get either a valid (readable) feed or else you see a xml file depending on your browser feed reader capability.

Optionally, You can pass the URL to a feed reader or even Feed Burner to see if it's a valid feed.

Additional Tip:

Some feeds need Feed Burner (or a similar service) to clean them up when there's an issue. You can always use feed burner to do that and make the feed available through that service to your importer.
Question: Does the RSS Importer Plugin Work?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 234 days ago
- 0 + Looks like it works fine up to the end of the video but there's another step..... you need to click on the 'feed field name' to get the pulldown to then configure the incoming field then the 'pligg field name' to associate the inbound field with the pligg field.

Add two more field sets.

The only problem I can think of is if the field dropdowns don't appear as you mouse over them or you don't get the link back to add the other two fields for a useful story (Title, Link, Description).
Question: Does the RSS Importer Plugin Work?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 233 days ago
- 1 + How about just finding another feed from somewhere else (maybe a real short feed) and pop that one's Feed URL into that form just to see. Hint: Grab one of the feeds from this site.

That module works very well here and as long as the feed itself is good the setup is very easy. The only time I've ever had trouble is with a corrupt feed.

I'm actually waiting for a feed from a trucking company to correct itself right now. It' works okay in a reader but feedburner chokes on it. it won't verify, and Pligg's RSS module acts almost like what you're seeing.
Question: Does the RSS Importer Plugin Work?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 229 days ago
- 0 + I want to thank you for letting us know that it works now and what you figured out. That info may help me or another user down the road.

And I'm glad you got that worked out. The only time I pipe a feed through feed burner is when I have a troublesome feed. Else I just use the target site's provided Feed. But quite often when a feed won't work through Pligg then Feed Burner chokes on it also.

By any chance were you using the 'I am a podcaster' option on feed burner? I've never used that but just though maybe that inserts some item that Pligg's RSS parser can't handle?
Question: Does the RSS Importer Plugin Work?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 146 days ago
- 0 + You gave us enough info to commiserate with you but not enough info to help!!! 8-)

What fails to save? The module or the settings?
Question: Where can I find Pligg Developers
Answer: provided by jhawkin 236 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.
Question: Akismet Spam removal Locked me(admin) out ?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 241 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

-- Further Discussion --

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'!!!