Pligg Support

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: Password length
Answer: provided by jhawkin 323 days ago
- 0 + Oh, yeah, if you do change just the length, don't forget to change the language file for the error. Else your users will see the current "Password Length" error which may confuse them if they already used 5 letters/numbers but the script requires more. They may give up instead of adding more characters.
Question: How does Pligg keeps track of users at and after login? Would like to integrate login with twitter.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 324 days ago
- 1 + Cookies!!! and the $_request variable. I'd just buy the Twitter Module myself But I'd buy the Facebook Module first!
Question: Pligg 404 Error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 324 days ago
- 0 + I just registered there and submitted a 'Test Message' No problem!!!!

Maybe you could tell us what you did to fix it.
Question: How to install templates and plugins?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 324 days ago
- 0 + Not everyone has a 'Hosting Control Panel'! My one server doesn't!!! The readme files are the best source for howto if they are there.
Question: old database in new
Answer: provided by jhawkin 326 days ago
- 0 + Did you delete the old database? If you didn't then you can just refer to it in db_connect instead of the new database else you need to upload the old database backup to the new database.
Question: Release ver 2.0 but don't have an tutorial
Answer: provided by jhawkin 327 days ago
- 2 + Pligg is fairly intuitive and straight forward.

You install it. Follow along with the install and the readme files. Maybe check out the old forum (the old forum covers a older version but there's real gold and jewels there) and read everything here you can find. Pretty easy!

Decide on what your Pligg is gonna do. Is it a Blog? Is it a 'Digg Style' story sharing system? Link Directory? Or are you a Content aggregator?

I suggest getting the site running, get whatever content you want built up, and get comfortable with it.

Put your time into making the site useful to your audience then add the features you think your audience wants. Pretty it up as you go.

When you think of something you want or need an answer to, then do a search across the web. Search Here and the old forum.. Can't find what you need? Ask your questions here. Maybe a FAQ or tutorial will form up from those questions.
Question: This www. repeated. why
Answer: provided by jhawkin 329 days ago
- 0 + I tried the raw admin address with your domain. Looks like your htaccess file is all messed up since I got a Redirect then the 404 error. Kill htaccess to get to admin. Check config just to be sure then fix htaccess if that is what is really wrong.
Question: This www. repeated. why
Answer: provided by jhawkin 329 days ago
- 0 + He's running 1.2.2. Same as me. Saw the double slashes too in the html so config is probably a little messed up..

Note: I'm running 1.2.2 because my business model dictates all my sites should be running the same software and I haven't had time to convert/upgrade yet. There is good reasons to upgrade, I just can't devote that much time yet to the multiple upgrades I'd need to do over a bunch of sites.
Question: Admin from LocalHost Only
Answer: provided by jhawkin 337 days ago
- 0 + My best guess is you have something wrong in your htaccess file. Most likely a rewrite rule. You can temporarily rename htaccess to htaccess.default to disable it then try the admin to see if that's the problem.
Question: Upload module - does not working. Why
Answer: provided by jhawkin 338 days ago
- 0 + Upload isn't usually that hard to setup. Out of the box, these file types are allowed jpg, jpeg, png, and gif extensions. Notice that does say extensions!!!! Make sure the uploaded file name does include the extension and the extension matches the file type.

I run mine with 'generate thumbnails' turned on.

If you want a thumbnail size that is different from what is offered you'll need to add the size first and refresh the page.

Click on the display at upload check box if you'd like to see the uploaded file (recommended).

Make sure quality is set somewhere between 75 and 100 percent.

Skip over the "Where to embed thumbnail" setting (should default 'tpl_link_summary_pre_story_content').

Then set 'thumbnail size to display' to your preferred size from the pull-down.

The rest of the settings should be default for now. Once you know it works you can add a new file type but you might need to turn off 'generate thumbnails'.

There's an extensive helpful 'list of definitions' for help setting up the fields if you'll cursor down to the lower part of the settings page.

Really, nothing to it.