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Jhawkin

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Jeff Hawkins is a Web Guru, Tall Tale Tech Writer and Short Order Cook at Monster Highway Cafe! from Middletown, Va. (The Center of the Known Universe)
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Question: How to change meta description on main page?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 112 days ago
- 0 + I just wanted to make sure anyone else who reads this thread reads about this 'meta' template file also.

When you go deeper with SEO and modifying Pligg this file is a life saver.

And thanks to the conditionals in there your own answer works.
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Question: sign up method
Answer: provided by jhawkin 113 days ago
- 0 + I no longer allow registration on my Wild Well Entertainment website. I just replaced the form in the template file 'register_center.tpl' with some text in a table. The spammers look for register.php.

You can still manually register anyone yourself via admin.

I also considered using an email form piped to an auto responder that would return a hidden link to actually allow registrations after the user supplies a valid email and receives the auto reply. This is way outside Pligg's core features!

My login form is hidden slightly but there's code to add 'login' to the menu if a user isn't logged in. If the user is logged in there's a welcome at the top of the page and the menus are expanded.

Here's a link so you can see my registration form: http://wildwellent.com/pligg/register.php
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Question: sign up method
Answer: provided by jhawkin 113 days ago
- 1 + Sure but I have limited time to answer emails except for business purposes..... I do set aside time just for this support board.

Also, when we ask support questions here we reach all the users who frequent this board and many of them are much more experienced with Pligg than I am.

Answers posted here also help users in the future.
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Question: Internal Server Error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 114 days ago
- 1 + This may be a syntax issue in your htaccess or possibly an Apache config problem

You probably need to look at your server for these problems. This directive with the '-indexes' tells Apache to not create directory listings in the absence of an index.html file.

you can read up on this here http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html
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Question: I can not download pleas
Answer: provided by jhawkin 114 days ago
- 0 + works fine for me using Firefox Browser.
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Question: mail coniguration for phpmail
Answer: provided by jhawkin 117 days ago
- 0 + Did you check the old forum? Did you Google the subject? Did you look in the phpmailer files????

The info is out there.

who is this host anyway???
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Question: email sender configuration
Answer: provided by jhawkin 118 days ago
- 0 + Take a look at your server and see where sendmail resides:

/usr/sbin/sendmail is the norm and is where Pligg thinks it should be.

If not then you'll need to either create a relative link to your sendmail within your server or edit the phpmailer file in Pligg's /libs directory.

If there isn't a copy of sendmail then you'll need more help yet. Do a Pligg forum search for email or specifically your email type.
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Question: submit.php problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 118 days ago
- 1 + Going back to 'step 1' sounds like a better idea to me but...... you need someway to tell the user there was a problem with the URL. Else, they'd be stuck in a endless loop until the gave up (and never returned to your site again). Maybe a popup warning or better yet a warning built into the template (red text for the URL box and some text in red maybe).

Some code to allow the validation process to be skipped while marking the post for moderation would be possible also. (See the Story Moderation Module). You'd need to write that code as it doesn't exist and I wouldn't allow that until the failure occurred.

I'm wondering where the validation issues are? Is it the URL? A malformed URL, a timeout issue or maybe a problem with cURL or a ip block on your server.

Keep in mind a URL might work fine from your browser but maybe your webserver can't (isn't allowed to) deal with it. For instance some of my servers have the whole Pacific Rim blocked to keep out certain spammers.
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Question: submit.php problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 118 days ago
- 0 + Yes, those could have been but I'd like to know which myself.
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Question: Stories based on interest of a user
Answer: provided by jhawkin 119 days ago
- 0 + You can run several instances of Pligg in one database or user-table. Take a look at the multi-Pligg setup. Then run several Pliggs from there in sub directories or sub-domains.

Do a Google search on multi-Pligg.

You'll need to write some code to direct the user via cookies to their preferred Pligg or let the site navigation and browser 'suggestions' guide the user.

Take a look at http://www.FreakyVirginia.com (Please ignore the brokenness there. I'm in the process of moving the site to a new VPS server).