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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: Pligg with error to make installation
Answer: provided by jhawkin 65 days ago
- 0 + Where did you get the download file?

Try grabbing a brand new copy from here - this website.

Or use a one button installer provided by your ISP!

I'm starting to think there is a bogus or broken copy showing up somehow / somewhere.

http://pligg.com/downloads/package/pligg-cms/
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Question: Pligg with error to make installation
Answer: provided by jhawkin 64 days ago
- 0 + I was wondering if you might have received the download second sourced. If the files came from here then they should work.

So, upload the files to your server, run the troubleshooter, attend to any issues, get you database info ready...... then install! It should run just fine after the install finishes.

And one more thing!

A bunch of people over the years have devoted countless hours creating, building, and improving Pligg. We, the users and supporters, can attest that this CMS does what it does well.

Pligg may or may not suit you and your purposes. If you don't like it as is, you might still find Pligg makes an excellent platform for further development into what you want.

But you're not going to get much in the way of help from anyone if you are just going to spout off such as the above remarks (which I won't repeat) and when you talk about someone at least spell their names out correctly and honor them with the proper capitalization of their names.
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Question: error when auto importing RSS
Answer: provided by jhawkin 70 days ago
- 1 + I think import.php needs to run from the root directory of the pligg installation. So if Pligg is installed in root then move import.php to root else move import.php to the directory you actually installed Pligg in.

That's how I had to do it.

The only reason import.php appears in the module's directory is that import.php comes with the RSS import module. I think the read me or else the text in the file itself mentions that. Maybe not.

Try it and I think it will work.

BTW: the 'import all feeds' from the module's admin panel doesn't use import.php. That file exists for cron tasks and the command line!
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Question: error when auto importing RSS
Answer: provided by jhawkin 69 days ago
- 1 + the magpie RSS parser is a little more fussy than most feed readers and is choking on one of the feeds. You'll see a line drawn right after the feed name in the results report when using import all feeds. That is the feed that is causing the problem. Crank up the time between feeds to where it skips that feed and run by hand to make sure you know what feed(s) is causing the problem.

When I get that I run the feed through a feed sanitizer and send the resulting url to the importer instead of the original feed URL.

Happens to me so much I'm considering building my own feed sanitizer site!
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Question: error when auto importing RSS
Answer: provided by jhawkin 66 days ago
- 0 + Humor me and just try running it from the web browser like this: www.mysite.net/import.php

Or if Pligg is in the Pligg directory then www.mysite.net/Pligg/import.php

I seem to remember having to drop into a file and tweak php file paths for something at one time but I really can't remember ever having to adjust or trim paths in the import module.

This module usually seems to confuse people at first then become almost intuitive with a few successes.
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Question: Change up and down icons
Answer: provided by jhawkin 81 days ago
- 0 + Well I fired up the site Inspector in Firefox and found this http://pligg.com/support/templates/support/img/glyphicons-halflings.png and I have no clue how that all works but it's part of Bootstrap.

Yankidank knows a bunch about Bootstrap. Maybe he will see this and help out.

My other suggestion is to Google 'Glyphicons Bootstrap'. Lots of info there. I worked lastnight and am sleepy as all get out and I have a Website to fix today before I can look at anything.

My take on this? Leave it be! Unless you really need to change it.
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Question: Change up and down icons
Answer: provided by jhawkin 81 days ago
- 0 + I did find this really great online cheat sheet to add glyphicons to a page/site

http://glyphicons.bootstrapcheatsheets.com/
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Question: Site returns gibberish and code after host cleans up malware.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 83 days ago
- 0 + I've recently had to do this for a client who purchased a site and one of my own sites during a move.

Two more files you might need to keep is your root htaccess and your meta.tpl file if you did anything custom there.
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Question: Site returns gibberish and code after host cleans up malware.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 82 days ago
- 0 + I noticed the site is still broken.

Did replacing the files not help? Or have you not got to it yet?
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Question: How to unblock my own IP, mistakenly blocked
Answer: provided by jhawkin 84 days ago
- 0 + One other 'trick' I recommend is to setup a second admin level account just in case the first admin account gets deleted or disabled by accident.

For instance sometimes the 'Zombie Killer' module will delete the admin though it's not supposed to or you delete from phpmyadmin using the oldest modification date if the admin account never posts anything. Or you killspam the admin accidentally. I've done all this and more. Hee Hee

Another thing I really stress is not naming the admin account 'admin'. That's just too obvious!