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Jhawkin

http://www.JeffHawkinsWebsiteServices.com
Jeff Hawkins is a Web Guru, Tall Tale Tech Writer and Short Order Cook · Monster Highway Cafe from Middletown, Va. (The Center of the Known Universe)
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Question: need a way to remove html entities from titles during RSS imports
Answer: provided by jhawkin 170 days ago
- 0 + It works with either setting on the php test site but doesn't work in the code itself. I'm thinking it's my syntax!!! I wanted UTF-8 but read somewhere that was the default and didn't work properly.
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Question: need a way to remove html entities from titles during RSS imports
Answer: provided by jhawkin 170 days ago
- 1 + Thanks, Redwine, that's 'Quick and Dirty' but it works fine. I'll note that in the proper places in my code.

I probably should revisit doing it in the RSS module down the road as I'd rather not have the html entities present in the database since submit doesn't seem to allow that but RSS does.

But it works and you can't argue with success!!!

BTW: I'm running 1.2.2 instead of 2.0.x (except for one site) which may account for the weirdness with the tags but I've never removed the RSS module either. RSS is the key to what I'm doing.
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Question: Animated GIFs/Avatars
Answer: provided by jhawkin 173 days ago
- 0 + Yes, OxyThemes, I think Pligg changes the extension but the format seems to still be the original gif format. I noticed that sometime back when building my first couple Pligg sites. And JPG isn't animated so it has to be a gif.
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Question: Is there a template which is an exact duplicate to the simple to use reddit?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 178 days ago
- 0 + You're going backwards somewhat. Pligg 1.x.x ran a template called Wistie out of the box. I run a tweaked version of it on my 1.2.2 sites as it suits me. Maybe someone would update it to work with Pligg 2.x

BTW: the Blog side of my site runs WordPress on the 'Iconic one' theme which doesn't clash too much with Wistie!

I include a link here so you can see it http://wildwellent.com/
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Question: Is there a template which is an exact duplicate to the simple to use reddit?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 177 days ago
- 0 + Hee Hee. Wistie is fairly bland or utilitarian out of the box but can be dressed up with artwork and clever CSS utilization.

I'm happy with what I have but plan a few changes here and there.

My business plan is calling for 150 plus sites so clear, easy, stable, and quick are important right now. Down the road when the income is up I'll probably hire some help including a designer.
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Question: I can't submit on my site
Answer: provided by jhawkin 177 days ago
- 0 + Could be a browser refresh is needed but I doubt that is the problem. I've never seen that happen with Pligg except where I made changes from outside of Pligg itself.
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Question: Anybody else besides me (and this site) running Pligg and WordPress together?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 173 days ago
- -1 + Yes, I have those modules and have been working with it as time allows.

BTW: what is the Pligg 'Salt Length'. I thought I had it right once but the login fails on the Pligg side.
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Question: How fix problem in article with rich text
Answer: provided by jhawkin 180 days ago
- 1 + The links module has two or three settings that must be set to allow links to actually work in the story and/or comments. The third setting makes the links 'rel='nofollow''.

And the 'allowed html' must be set for Pligg to know what html is allowed. It's in 'configure - submit' in 1.2.2 and should be something equivalent in 2.0.x. Admin users can have different allowed html from normal users.
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Question: Adding a badge or icon for mods or special accounts
Answer: provided by jhawkin 180 days ago
- 1 + Well there's two user levels for posters.... Admin and Normal. Shouldn't be too hard to add an icon to represent them. And that code could be in the templates. Extending the user types might be a little more challenging but not much.

Also, you might use the Karma system to add an icon within the templates according to karma level.

Reminds me of running a web board that was originally coded by Albert Fong. That cgi (in perl) had five user levels with military looking badges when released by the CyberArmy.

The Admin level user(s) would get a generals badge, stars or something and the users would get stripes added according to karma level.

Just my thoughts.
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Question: Do you think we should switch back to the old forums?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 181 days ago
- 2 + Yes, the forum was better for me.