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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: email sender configuration
Answer: provided by jhawkin 38 days ago
- 0 + Take a look at your server and see where sendmail resides:

/usr/sbin/sendmail is the norm and is where Pligg thinks it should be.

If not then you'll need to either create a relative link to your sendmail within your server or edit the phpmailer file in Pligg's /libs directory.

If there isn't a copy of sendmail then you'll need more help yet. Do a Pligg forum search for email or specifically your email type.
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Question: submit.php problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 38 days ago
- 1 + Going back to 'step 1' sounds like a better idea to me but...... you need someway to tell the user there was a problem with the URL. Else, they'd be stuck in a endless loop until the gave up (and never returned to your site again). Maybe a popup warning or better yet a warning built into the template (red text for the URL box and some text in red maybe).

Some code to allow the validation process to be skipped while marking the post for moderation would be possible also. (See the Story Moderation Module). You'd need to write that code as it doesn't exist and I wouldn't allow that until the failure occurred.

I'm wondering where the validation issues are? Is it the URL? A malformed URL, a timeout issue or maybe a problem with cURL or a ip block on your server.

Keep in mind a URL might work fine from your browser but maybe your webserver can't (isn't allowed to) deal with it. For instance some of my servers have the whole Pacific Rim blocked to keep out certain spammers.
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Question: submit.php problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 38 days ago
- 0 + Yes, those could have been but I'd like to know which myself.
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Question: Stories based on interest of a user
Answer: provided by jhawkin 39 days ago
- 0 + You can run several instances of Pligg in one database or user-table. Take a look at the multi-Pligg setup. Then run several Pliggs from there in sub directories or sub-domains.

Do a Google search on multi-Pligg.

You'll need to write some code to direct the user via cookies to their preferred Pligg or let the site navigation and browser 'suggestions' guide the user.

Take a look at http://www.FreakyVirginia.com (Please ignore the brokenness there. I'm in the process of moving the site to a new VPS server).
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Question: I am not receiving any submission due to capcha validation goes wrong
Answer: provided by jhawkin 41 days ago
- 0 + I tried it. What makes you think it's captcha causing that?

Did you turn captcha off and try it?
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Question: I am not receiving any submission due to capcha validation goes wrong
Answer: provided by jhawkin 37 days ago
- 1 + Well...................................

Admin Panel --:> Modules --> Captcha --> Look at Captcha Options. Disable all three:

Captcha for User Registration:

Captcha in story submission:

Captcha in comment submission:
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Question: I am not receiving any submission due to capcha validation goes wrong
Answer: provided by jhawkin 35 days ago
- 1 + Well, if no one can post to the site then no one can spam the site so we fix the problem then turn captcha back on. We can figure out if captcha was broke then we can fix it. If submit is broke we fix that then turn captcha back on..

But captcha only helps (that's helps - not prevents) protect from auto spammers, hackers and spammers can still answer a captcha themselves.
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Question: I am not receiving any submission due to capcha validation goes wrong
Answer: provided by jhawkin 35 days ago
- -1 + I'm kind of wondering if maybe it was a binary save then an ascii upload type problem
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Question: Method 1 and 2 difference in .htaccess?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 42 days ago
- 0 + I run method 1 and htaccess.

You run htaccess to accomplish changes to your webserver's configuration when CHANGES need to be done on a site-by-site basis or you don't have access to your servers httpd config file (usually on shared hosting servers (most web hosting accounts are shared)).

When you run URL method 2 there are a few htaccess entries to handle the redirections needed to make the webserver pass the SEO friendly URL to Pligg in a form Pligg will understand. Those changes are noted in the configuration area.

Htaccess can also do a lot more than adjust httpd directives and redirects. It can block clients by host IP. Hide itself, hide other files and directories. Way too much to mention here.

I suggest you read up on htaccess online.

Remember though, htaccess is very powerful and can comeback and haunt you down the road so make notes and comments in the htaccess file itself if you add directives or tweak things.

Also, htaccess doesn't work on some web servers. IIS, nginx, and windows based webservers come to mind. htaccess is crippled on the Cern Server but Cern doesn't happen on commercial grade *Nix boxen anyway.

And remember, "If it ain't broke - Don't fix it!!!".
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Question: loosing connection to database
Answer: provided by jhawkin 45 days ago
- 0 + I'm starting to wonder myself here. Just an idea but.......

Try saving the dbconnect file with ftp then setting something and if it doesn't work when you're done restore just the dbconnect file again to see if it works again.

The path is /libs/dbconnect.php from the root pligg directory.

Of course you can just compare the copies looking for any changes