Pligg Support

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)
Question: Heppy Template problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 77 days ago
- 0 + What did you try? Contacting the template author? Or my suggestion of using the default template to get (or prove) the features working then switch template?

If the feature(s) doesn't work with the default template you probably have a configuration problem.

If you tried reaching the template author (and you couldn't) then you have an author problem......

Switch out the template, get it working, find a template that works or you can get working.
Question: Heppy Template problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 77 days ago
- 0 + Good Point. I can't address the Theme/Template providers here but I know that the Pligg cms does what it does very well.

The default Bootstrap theme is fine and provides a platform to move forward with. Much of the theme can be changed via simple CSS changes.

There are other theme providers who do support their products. I suggest you research the theme and provider before you spend your money. If the theme provider seems to be active here on this support area overtime he is probably a good bet.

I wish you well.
Question: Can't change avatar
Answer: provided by jhawkin 79 days ago
- 0 + I got a Guy with a Zombie Girl? That it?

Lose the time stamp!!!
Question: Can someone tell me if the template "Coolstrap" works with pligg 2.0.2? Thanks!
Answer: provided by jhawkin 80 days ago
- 1 + Backup your database, backup your file system.

Find a copy of 2.0.1 (You might need to get that from github) install it then try the upgrade button (I know but try it anyway). If it won't 'upgrade' you'll need to hand install to your existing database.

Is this really worth all this?

What I'd do is backup everything then install the template and just see if it works with 2.0.2 (it probably will). Then test like crazy.

It's probably worth doing it this way.
Question: Change url from to just
Answer: provided by jhawkin 83 days ago
- 0 + You could use mod_rewrite in htaccess. That's how SEO friendly URLs are done.

There's several online generators and lots of info online about rewriting URLs as long as you're on and Apache webserver.

I think I'd leave that alone as 'user' kinda says what the info is about and user profiles are not all that useful outside of logged in users making use of the social aspects of Pligg. I'd put my energy into content.
Question: How can we add ads in pligg.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 86 days ago
- 0 + Depending on the site, I run mine in my sidebar, header and/or footer template files.

Just remember the {literal},{/literal} pairs if it's Javascript or doesn't work properly. And you might need CSS to help position them properly.
Question: user profile & outgoing error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 87 days ago
- 0 + You're problems are probably caused by your htaccess file. Rename it and turn off SEO friendly URLs.

SEO friendly URLs require htaccess to be configured properly and htaccess and httpd.conf are sometimes at odds with each other and the structure of your website.

And SEO friendly URLs are not magic. They help in the serps but good content should be your first priority. The rest will fall into place over time. SEO friendly URLs help but your titles, tags and

content can save the day.
Question: Captcha is not checked on Anonymous Posting
Answer: provided by jhawkin 89 days ago
- 0 + I don't advise running anonymous posts and comments. The Pacific Rim and Ex Eastern Block spammers run sophisticated web crawlers that target Pligg and WordPress websites. They are looking for places to post spam and links.

That spam will lower your ranking in the search engines!! To the point that you'll wind up dead last in the SERPs.

And Anonymous voting isn't usually a good idea either.

If you absolutely must do this then run the Akismet and Story Moderation modules. These will help keep the detritus off your website.

With Story Moderation and Akismet you'll want to be diligent in watching the stories, comments and posts. And you'll find a bunch of posts in your discard where the same person posts a dozen or more posts but never completes them. That person may be looking for places to insert hacks. It my be a newbie trying to learn the system and it might be a user on a slow, faulty connection (dial up maybe).

But you'll need to watch it carefully. Else the discard and moderated stories can grow larger than your good content. That could really slow down your database overtime and lower the responsiveness of your site.

In a perfect world Anonymous Modes would be great but in our world it's a hazard to be avoided!!!!
Question: Avoid pligg showing value of $_my_pligg_base from settings in URL
Answer: provided by jhawkin 89 days ago
- 0 + On GoDaddy I think all accounts treat the first domain as root and the rest are Addon Domains that are pointed to subdirectories. Since you have the site in the sample (???) directory you get the directory name in the URL.

What I'd do is move my first Pligg or website to the web root.

BTW: This 'feature' lets you add on other domains/sites if you ever want to and save you a few dollars on future hosting. If you never add on a second domain then it's just standard hosting. But the add on ability gives you future expansion. This is exactly the way my sites and my client sites are setup on my own servers or on the externals.

Bluehost most likely either treated all domains as addons or hid this mechanism from the user.

The other option is to use a 301 redirect and canonize the domain via Apache. I don't recommend this unless you have good reason to do so.

BTW: Addon Domains and Multisite setups have some drawbacks any user should read up on before they go those routes. I like them but they do get in the way at times.
Question: Cannot log into Pligg site.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 93 days ago
- 0 + Seems to work fine for me as a normal user so........

There's something wrong on the admin side. See anything different in the URL bar between the regular user account and your admin account?

Hint open 2nd browser window and switch between?

I'm thinking either the 'www' or the path right now.

And .... if you know how to edit a user via phpmyadmin you might try making a new user then promote that user to admin and see if you can get in then. I'm thinking it will do the same thing.