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Jhawkin

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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: Error Log Issue. Plz solve this error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 3 days ago
- 0 + It's a warning message. As long as your site runs okay you probably don't need to worry about it.

Yeah, it would be nice to fix it but.......
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Question: Heppy Template problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 6 days ago
- 0 + Here's what I'd do:

Put a known good template (I suggest the fully supported default template that came with your install) and get everything working the way you want. All the features, bells and whistles!

Then change template to the one you want. Hopefully everything will still work. If it doesn't then find the new template author and solicit his help.
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Question: Heppy Template problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 6 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.
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Question: Heppy Template problem
Answer: provided by jhawkin 6 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.
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Question: Can't change avatar
Answer: provided by jhawkin 8 days ago
- 0 + I got a Guy with a Zombie Girl? That it?

Lose the time stamp!!!
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Question: Can someone tell me if the template "Coolstrap" works with pligg 2.0.2? Thanks!
Answer: provided by jhawkin 9 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.
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Question: Change url from example.com/user/john to just example.com/john
Answer: provided by jhawkin 12 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.
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Question: How can we add ads in pligg.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 15 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.
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Question: user profile & outgoing error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 16 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.
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Question: Captcha is not checked on Anonymous Posting
Answer: provided by jhawkin 18 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!!!!