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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: new and published page size
Answer: provided by jhawkin 69 days ago
- 1 + Interesting... wouldn't adding this code break the normal sort feature?

Should a separate sort form be added for full db sort? ie without the changed::

"AND (" . table_comments . ".comment_status='published' AND " . table_comments . ".comment_date > DATE_SUB(NOW(),INTERVAL 5 DAY))
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Question: Admin a Mandatory Friend? (like Tom on MySpace)
Answer: provided by jhawkin 62 days ago
- 0 + Shouldn't that have been a number without quotation marks???

$AdminId is a number - not the name! Right??
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Question: Custom Pages for Catalog
Answer: provided by jhawkin 69 days ago
- 1 + I have two sites that could use this.....

What I did for now on Wild Well Entertainment is create a movie category.

I've been looking for a database for movies and found a few. Php4dvd-2.0 looks promising but from a cursory examination it looks like it doesn't have a RSS output which ruled that out for WildWell for now anyway.

Wild Well also runs WordPress along side Pligg so I've looked there also for a suitable Plugin for that system. There's several and I imagine atleast one has RSS output which would give me what I need.

PhpLD also comes to mind and PhpLD has RSS output from what I'm told.

My idea is to build a user bridge for whatever movie directory I wind up using and using RSS to import the individual items into Pligg. In the case of WordPress the user bridge already exists.

That's all I have but for now Pligg and its categories works for me.

http://wildwellent.com/pligg/?category=movies
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Question: Ipb integration
Answer: provided by jhawkin 71 days ago
- 1 + I have no experience with this module but.....

The documentation I read says that this module adds users from IPB to Pligg when they login to the forum module.

I believe the forum and Pligg must be on the same server or able to see both databases. The module needs your forum database credentials.

Login and registration is now handled by your forum (once you redirect the login/registration forms to IPB).
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Question: Ipb integration
Answer: provided by jhawkin 71 days ago
- 0 + What you need is the actual 'forum database user' name and the actual password (without the prefix) while the database name may need the prefix.

There may be a database connection php file in IPB that has that info for you as that's the way MySQL connections are done with PHP. And maybe it's in the IPB admin panel somewhere.
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Question: Removal Pligg promo "Pligg is an open source content management system ..."
Answer: provided by jhawkin 72 days ago
- 0 + I don't have a copy of 2.0.2 here but......

2.0.2 should be fairly close to 2.0.1 so.......

That text should be in this part of the Language file 'PLIGG_Visual_What_Is_Pligg_Text' and is being called by the meta template file as the site description. This is a Pligg standard from at least version 1.2.2.

There's not a lot of documentation on the meta template file but if you're serious about SEO, Some scripts, Geo Tags, Quantcast code, and customizing the meta tags this file is your friend!!!!

This file can also handle conditional calls for different meta tags and all the goodies you need to place ahead of the body tag. You'll see a conditional call used for the description meta and that's a great hint on how to do conditional calls in that file to meet your sites needs.

Hope this helps.

BTW: Don't give up on Pligg. It's a powerful 'Digg like' CMS and is super configurable once you figure out a few things. There's some great people helping out in the support area.

As far as giving Pligg a link or credit or whatever, You do what you wish there (unless I missed something in the GPL).

I have changed my Pligg around quite a bit yet you'll find a link to Pligg on each site. That was my decision as Pligg is an important part of my business.
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Question: Removal Pligg promo "Pligg is an open source content management system ..."
Answer: provided by jhawkin 72 days ago
- 0 + Oh, you're seeing that on Facebook. There is a 'persistence thing' that happens on Facebook when you share a previously shared link there.

If you'll overwrite that text once through Facebook's sharing input box editor it should then be okay. Or else it will hopefully pickup the new description text.

BTW: the meta file is also the place to put relative links to site images you'll want Facebook to use.
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Question: How to post without admin verification?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 74 days ago
- 0 + Could you be looking at the new or upcoming status of a story? Then manually publishing those stories?

Normally a new story is placed in new (or upcoming) and doesn't make it to published until a configurable number of users have up-voted the post.

If you'll set or insure 'Auto vote' is 'true' and 'Votes to publish' is set to 1 then all new stories should be published.

You can also run the story moderation module (mentioned in the earlier answer) to require admin approval if you're concerned about spam and unwanted posts. I find Akismet helps some and you might want Chuckroast's Abyss anti-spam module.

I hear the Story Moderation Module now allows certain users to bypass moderation. I have no experience with this setting but Story moderation and the anti-spam module is a life saver on my sites.

Finally, If you'll set or insure 'Auto vote' is 'true' and 'Votes to publish' is set to 2 then all new stories should require nothing more than for you as admin or any user other than the poster to upvote the story to place it as published.

Hope this helps.
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Question: Why pligg adds extra characters to submitted URLs?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 76 days ago
- 0 + I only see one post from you? So who did you talk to?

You also forgot to include a link and any other information to help us help you!

And what template are you running? Did this work okay in English? Out of the box?

Did you modify, "fix", or change anything?

What modules are you running?
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Question: Why pligg adds extra characters to submitted URLs?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 76 days ago
- 0 + Lets turn off out.php for a bit. It's just an idea but I'm wondering if that's the culprit.

Go to Admin ---> OutGoing ---> and set 'enable out going links' to false!