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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: Site Redirecting to Another Page - just for some users
Answer: provided by jhawkin 77 days ago
- 1 + That really is a nice site!!!

Since the problem only appeared on the www domain (and I suspect it may have been a while before you found out) you might want to canonize one or the other names just to help discover problems like this quicker. Be aware that this might cause a few SEO issues and you might want to declare the same canonical name in the meta tags also.

If you do a Cname in DNS be aware that you can't have Cnames in MX records so if your email server is the same as your www domain (rare but it happens) you'll need to do something else.

Read more here https://www.google.com/search?q=domain+canonization&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=canonizing+a+domain+name
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Question: how change ERROR: already voted 1/-10
Answer: provided by jhawkin 86 days ago
- 0 + Look for 'PLIGG_Visual_Vote_AlreadyVoted' in Lauguages or appropriate Language file in languages directory.

The number refers to the vote to add or remove and the second number refers to the result (I think), This number should probably be suppressed in the code but it's a minor issue.
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Question: how change ERROR: already voted 1/-10
Answer: provided by jhawkin 86 days ago
- 0 + Shows you how little I know. I thought the word 'Error' was the same in all languages. Never even gave that a thought!

But I tried searching for Error in the language file and didn't find what I was looking for. That should have made me rethink this question right there.
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Question: SEARCH, READ...and then ask when you don't find the answer
Answer: provided by jhawkin 86 days ago
- 0 + Don't go... and don't get mad. Just keep in mind we are all volunteers doing support here. And I think your questions are right amazing at times..... I've been where you are several times over the years.

Do your homework the best you can before you ask for help but if you can't understand the answers available then go ahead and ask. Maybe the answer that worked for one user needs further clarification for you and others who have yet to ask.
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Question: On infinite scrolling i need message "Stories are loading"
Answer: provided by jhawkin 87 days ago
- 0 + As far as I know this is not built into Pligg itself or any modules.

You might be able to hire someone to code that into your theme or code it yourself. I wouldn't know where to start.

I put a finite number of posts on my pages and use pagination figuring most returning users wish to see the newest posts. The number of posts per page was selected to work with my extra long sidebar without leaving too big a empty space.
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Question: How to change meta description on main page?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 88 days ago
- 0 + Not sure if this is what you (and others) might need but if you can't find what you need in the 'languages' area.........

If you'll look into the root 'templates' directory you'll find a meta.tpl file there which will accept any sitewide meta content you wish for your site.

This is where I have my Google and Quantcast scripts, my Geo and DC meta tags. Any thing that an affiliate, coder or extended services provider says to put in the 'header' or meta area of your website.

You can have conditionals there and don't forget the {literal}

{/literal} tags to keep smarty from trying to parse scripts.

BTW: in 2.0.x the meta.tpl file is in templates/bootstrap instead of templates as it is in 1.2.2
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Question: How to change meta description on main page?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 87 days ago
- 0 + I just wanted to make sure anyone else who reads this thread reads about this 'meta' template file also.

When you go deeper with SEO and modifying Pligg this file is a life saver.

And thanks to the conditionals in there your own answer works.
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Question: sign up method
Answer: provided by jhawkin 89 days ago
- 0 + I no longer allow registration on my Wild Well Entertainment website. I just replaced the form in the template file 'register_center.tpl' with some text in a table. The spammers look for register.php.

You can still manually register anyone yourself via admin.

I also considered using an email form piped to an auto responder that would return a hidden link to actually allow registrations after the user supplies a valid email and receives the auto reply. This is way outside Pligg's core features!

My login form is hidden slightly but there's code to add 'login' to the menu if a user isn't logged in. If the user is logged in there's a welcome at the top of the page and the menus are expanded.

Here's a link so you can see my registration form: http://wildwellent.com/pligg/register.php
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Question: sign up method
Answer: provided by jhawkin 89 days ago
- 1 + Sure but I have limited time to answer emails except for business purposes..... I do set aside time just for this support board.

Also, when we ask support questions here we reach all the users who frequent this board and many of them are much more experienced with Pligg than I am.

Answers posted here also help users in the future.
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Question: Internal Server Error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 89 days ago
- 1 + This may be a syntax issue in your htaccess or possibly an Apache config problem

You probably need to look at your server for these problems. This directive with the '-indexes' tells Apache to not create directory listings in the absence of an index.html file.

you can read up on this here http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html