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: Pligg 404 Error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 330 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 330 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 332 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 333 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 335 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 335 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 343 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 344 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.
Question: Bookmarklet ----> Got 403 error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 317 days ago
- 0 + I kinda wonder what file permissions are set for submit.php and the directory itself.

I'll also refer you to this forum entry but I really don't think this has anything to do with the problem you are seeing.
Question: How can I create 'Question Answer' website using Pligg?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 350 days ago
- 0 + Not sure what template they used to start but I'm figuring this is a very custom theme as most themes should be after several months of use. The mechanism to do Q and A is here already built into Pligg via the story submission comment system.

There is a FAQ module also available but that leans more to a static previously asked questions and answers format.