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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: Integration with PHPFox
Answer: provided by jhawkin 345 days ago
- 1 + As far as I know there's no 'Bridge' module for that but you might talk a developer into creating one, hire a programmer or DIY. Pligg has been successfully bridged to other Pliggs, WordPress, and several Bulletin Boards.

You might also checkout Joomla with Jfusion which can bridge logins for several programs to itself thereby bridging those programs to each other. It's a Kludge but might get you there.
Question: Spam filter did not work?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 348 days ago
- 1 + sfs antispam helps. And IP blocking with htaccess helps. Story Moderation is also a good idea. And setting links to 'No Follow' will keep some spammers from abusing your site once they realize they aren't getting any benefit from your site in the Search Engines.
Question: Unable to run on other port
Answer: provided by jhawkin 345 days ago
- 1 + I'm wondering if the problem is that the SQL Server is answering to port 80 and Pligg (Apache) is looking for the answer on :8080?

That would possibly cause that but you posts wouldn't show up either.
Question: Unable to run on other port
Answer: provided by jhawkin 343 days ago
- 0 + Thinking further, SQL servers use a port to listen on but not sure which port they talk to. There's something here to look into but I'm not running any servers I can switch right now.
Question: How to turn Off the RSS feeds feature completely?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 358 days ago
- 0 + Speaking as a Content Aggregator I can't imagine why you would want to do this! Outbound RSS gives your visitors another way to visit and read your website. Inbound RSS can provide you site with new sources of fresh content provided by other websites who are authorities in their area of expertise.

There are several services (FeedBurner for one) that will accept your well formed RSS and provide it back out to others. They will somewhat promote your feed themselves and through Google. You might also offer your RSS feeds through the outside service to others where you'll then gain more demographics and statistics to help you track and promote your activities.

If you have other sites or other systems acting as parts of your site, RSS can help you integrate content from one area to another (think of running Pligg with a WordPress Blog that feeds it's content into your Pligg).

If you're fearful that some other site might be 'stealing your thunder' by pulling a feed, you can find those sites by checking your server logs and visiting the site in question. You can then help them configure their system to pull in a manner that promotes your site, ask them to provide you a account where you can adjust the posts yourself, ask them to 'cease and desist', IP block their webserver from your site and/or send them (and their upstream provider) a DMCA notice.

If you look around you'll notice most all the major websites provide RSS Feeds. There's a reason for that. The see it as a service to their users and a fantastic way to build traffic from the link backs garnered from allowing syndication.

Unless you have a really well thought out reason to not provide RSS or to limit RSS I'd advise you to leave this great feature installed.
Question: I am getting error "NO DICE"
Answer: provided by jhawkin 391 days ago
- 0 + I run Pligg on a Godaddy account and am running addon domains even. So yeah Godaddy runs Pligg.
Question: my site is redirecting
Answer: provided by jhawkin 370 days ago
- 0 + Just a suggestion. I think the problem maybe in htaccess since I can get to admin via the directory but tack on a file name and it adds the second www. Look for a faulty "rewrite" line.
Question: Kill Spam Users isnt Working
Answer: provided by jhawkin 426 days ago
- 1 + That's exactly right. You need the spam user there to recognize the user as a spammer and the additional info to help block the User himself and the email address used.

There is a 'Zombie Killer' module that does remove inactive users if you need that.
Question: How to set waiting moderation?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 432 days ago
- 0 + I'm running 1.22 still (due to the number of sites I'm running) and if you run Spam Trigger and enabled the widget that comes with it you'll see a link and count of how many stories are awaiting moderation in the main (first) admin screen.

On most of my sites I didn't populate the module with any user data so moderation happens but I didn't want to receive email notice since spam trigger tells me anyway.

I also added a selection to filter 'moderated' on my story admin page to bring me back to the list of moderated submissions. Keeps me from 'fat fingering' posts outside the moderated list and allows me to use the spam checkbox without worrying so much about 'killspamming' my own or other users.

Again, that's on 1.22, but 2.xx Should work somewhat the same.
Question: Anyone making money with their Pligg site?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 437 days ago
- 1 + I have a Commission Junction ad running in the header template of most of my Pligg sites using a rotating script from CJ.

And I have a link in the footer to my own web hosting site.

And I use Pligg as the front end of several commercial websites I own.

I won't give you any numbers but I will say if you have the right sites drawing the right visitors (not necessarily members) and show them the right ads you should be able to monetize your website(s).