Monday, May 24, 2010

image maps or image hotspots html wysiwyg editors

I wanted to make images maps in ubuntu similar to what ms front page did in windows (without the crappy extra code FP inserts)

tried sea monkey - found this editor is real basic without features (Cannot make image maps)

googled some more


came across kompozer and quanta plus
http://www.kompozer.net/features.php

http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/
ome applications required for full functionality are missing:


- KImageMapEditor [http://www.nongnu.org/kimagemap/] - editing HTML image maps will not be available;
KImageMapEditor is a tool for Linux/KDE that allows you to edit image maps of HTML files.
It can be fully integrated with Quanta since it is based on KPart technology.

You may download the applications from the specified locations.


update kompozer #fail has not image map or image hotspot feature

i found you can goto the ubuntu software updater and type in KImageMapEditor and download the software (the trouble with ubuntu is you need to keep googling or asking around or trying to find a solution as most of the solutions are not documented clearly or not part of the default setup due to the flexible os solution)



FINAL Summary

The best is installing the KImageMapEditor from the ubuntu software updated (applications> last option)
or
The below solution needs some knowledge of html
The best thing i came across is an online image map generator

http://www.maschek.hu/imagemap/imgmap
http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/special/map.html








Everything below is FAIL

reading further
AQ: How do I make an image map (clickable parts on an image)?

You need a graphics tool to mark off clickable sections and generate code for links. See
http://www.stockholm.bonet.se/meracl/mimg.htm
Version: 3.5.3
OS: Windows 9x/NT/2000 #fail

http://tips.webdesign10.com/using-linux-for-web-design-and-development-ubuntu

Instructions for doing image maps with GIMP are in this tutorial discussion:
http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/topic/Image-Map-2797-1.html#19759


KompoZer User Guide

Friday, May 21, 2010

firefox error due to htaccess 301 redirect wpmu

if you see an error like
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

after you add a line in the .htaccess

redirect 301 / http://www.you.com/your wordpress site folder/

I found it was due to a
Canonical issues: www vs. non-www

remove the lines
redirect 301 / http://www.you.com/your wordpress site folder/

and add

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yoursite.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yoursite.com/your wordpress wpmu folder name$1 [L,R=301]

Friday, May 14, 2010

Incompatible archive PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT

13. Monkeypr
from
http://www.instantshift.com/2010/02/19/60-latest-high-quality-free-wordpress-themes/
gives the error below on wordpress mu with buddypress
Incompatible archive PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

I think there is some problem when you are trying to upload the theme through wordpress dashboard, I’m not sure whats causing it. Here are the

The cause is the drive space available not being enough. I found this one file had grown so much it ate up all the available space

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

finding HP drivers for ubuntu

HP Linux imaging and printing
Print, scan and fax drivers for Linux

D2568 HP Deskjet printer driver not found

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
follow the wizard at the bottom of the screen


determine if your printer product is supported by HP’s Linux (HPLIP) driver. Most major Linux operating systems (known as “distros”) routinely pick up the latest HPLIP software from this SourceForge site and integrate it into their distro so you may already have support for your HP printer product within your Linux distro. If you do not see support for your printer product listed at the SourceForge site, you can go to http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi to check for 3rd party support..


Content starts here
Installation Wizard
The following pages will help you download HPLIP.

First, we will determine if the version of HPLIP included with your operating system will work with your printer and if your printer is supported by HPLIP.

Please answer the following questions before clicking Next.

Step 1: Select Distribution:


Step 2: Select Version:


Step 3: Select Printer Type:


Step 4: Select Printer Model:


Step 5: Click Next:
Next »
You have selected Ubuntu 10.04 using the HP Deskjet d2568 Printer.

Ubuntu 10.04 supplies HPLIP 3.10.2 and it does support your printer.

As the version of HPLIP supplied with your operating system supports your printer, you may continue to use that version of HPLIP.

You may now optionally download the latest version of HPLIP to get access to new features and bug fixes.


Content starts here
Installation Wizard
The following pages will help you download HPLIP.

First, we will determine if the version of HPLIP included with your operating system will work with your printer and if your printer is supported by HPLIP.

Please answer the following questions before clicking Next.

Step 1: Select Distribution:


Step 2: Select Version:


Step 3: Select Printer Type:


Step 4: Select Printer Model:


Step 5: Click Next:
Next »
You have selected Ubuntu 10.04 using the HP Deskjet d2568 Printer.

Ubuntu 10.04 supplies HPLIP 3.10.2 and it does support your printer.

As the version of HPLIP supplied with your operating system supports your printer, you may continue to use that version of HPLIP.

You may now optionally download the latest version of HPLIP to get access to new features and bug fixes.

Please click Previous to select a different operating system or printer.
« Previous

Please click Next to download HPLIP.
Next »

Please click Cancel to return to the HPLIP home page.
Cancel »
If you do not see your processor architecture below, click Download Installer to download the HPLIP installer.
Download Installer »

Step 6: Select Processor


Step 7: License Agreement
Before downloading the HPLIP package, you must read and agree with the terms of the following license agreement.




Please click Restart to select a different operating system or printer.
Restart »
Thank you for downloading and using HPLIP!
To install HPLIP for Ubuntu 10.04 you must use the HPLIP installer.

To install with the HPLIP installer, click Next to download it and to read the installation instructions.

NOTE: In some cases, the manual installation instructions have not been tested or were submitted to HPLIP by end-users.

Please click Next to download HPLIP.

Step 1: Download the Automatic Installer (.run file)

Download HPLIP 3.10.2:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/files/hplip/3.10.2/hplip-3.10.2.run/download 20 MB file

Monday, May 10, 2010

picasa wordpress plugin Google AJAX Feed Slide Show Widget

This is a wordpress plugin that displays a photo slide show as a sidebar widget or in lined in your posts using a shortcode. The plugin uses Media RSS as a source and Google AJAX Feed API Slide Show. You can easily display a slide show from photo feeds from all popular sites, such as Expono, PhotoBucket, Flickr, and Picasa Web Albums.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-ajax-feed-slide-show-widget/

Sunday, May 9, 2010

how to remove what is pligg from the home page

log into the site as admin then goto admin > templates

Home › Admin › Template
edit the file
templates/wistie/sidebar_module/about-box.tpl

comment out all the code there .

done!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

UNINSTALL_WPSUPERCACHE must be set to a non-blank value in uninstall.php

UNINSTALL_WPSUPERCACHE must be set to a non-blank value in uninstall.php

How to uninstall WP Super Cache

Edit the file uninstall.php in your plugins/wp-super-cache/ directory and set UNINSTALL_WPSUPERCACHE to a non blank value.

define( 'UNINSTALL_WPSUPERCACHE', '1' );

Open your browser and load wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/uninstall.php directly. You must be logged in, and you must confirm the action. If you do not delete the plugin immediately, after the script runs, please comment out the define() above to stop someone else running it.

To manually uninstall:

1. Remove the WP_CACHE define from wp-config.php. It looks like define( 'WP_CACHE', true );
2. Clear the cache in the backend page and then deactivate the plugin on the plugins page.
3. Remove the Super Cache mod_rewrite rules from your .htaccess file.
4. Remove the files wp-content/advanced-cache.php and wp-content/wp-cache-config.php
5. Remove the directory wp-content/cache/
6. Remove the directory wp-super-cache from your plugins directory.

If all else fails and your site is broken

1. Remove the WP_CACHE define from wp-config.php. It looks like define( 'WP_CACHE', true );
2. Remove the rules (see above) that the plugin wrote to the .htaccess file in your root directory.
3. Delete the wp-super-cache folder in the plugins folder.
4. Optionally delete advanced-cache.php, wp-cache-config.php and the cache folder in wp-content/.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to add a favicon to your wordpress mp wpmu buddypress default theme

I tried all the plugins on the wordpress site and non of them worked . The all in one favicon plugin even gave a site wide error making my site inaccessible till i went to the cpanel and deleted the plugin (it even disabled the wp admin dashboard)

ok the easiest way to add a favicon to your wpmu site which runs a buddypress default theme is

1) Open your cpanel
2) goto the folder where you installed your wmpu then goto your buddy press them folder wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default/ upload your favicon.ico here . Then edit the header.php file there
wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default/header.php

add the line
you will see the code here

http://www.rlmseo.com/blog/add-favicon-to-wordpress-blog/
just before the /head section

save and you are done!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Open Source Facebook Photo Gallery for websites (JQuery, FBConnect Base)

This is a open source php, jquery, fbconnect and facebook api base photo gallery. Using this application you'll see the latest photos of your friends in facebook. Here Facebook connect is used for login purpose and facebook api is used to retrieve your friends latest photos from facebook. Jquery is used to create user friendly UI and photo gallery.

http://code.google.com/p/facebook-photo-gallery/wiki/introduction

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to point two domain to the different folders on single hosted space

So you buy two domains

abc.com
xxyz.com

you want
abc.com to point to /runners/
and
xyz.com to point to /business/site files


i could not find this information till today

Add on Domain
Solution you need to by an add on domain (the sad part is not many hosting companies have heard of nor offer an add on domain)

You can upload files directly to this addon domain using the username and password for the addon domain to log in through FTP.

In order to use a domain name as an addon you need an addon slot. Addon slot is considered an upgrade and costs $30 per year. It can be ordered from your Customer's area.

Addon domains will need to be registered with a valid domain name registrar before they can be added. Make sure that your account has the ability to use Addon domains before attempting to add one.



The Parked Domains feature allows you only to point a domain to your main site / public_html folder
http://kb.siteground.com/article/How_do_I_Point_a_Parked_domain_to_a_specific_folder.html
In order to have a domain name pointed to a specific subfolder on your web hosting account, you should purchase an Addon Slot.

How do I Point a Parked domain to a specific folder?
http://kb.siteground.com/article/Id_like_an_additional_domain_to_be_used_under_the_same_hosti.html
How can I use an additional domain under the same hosting plan. I've already purchased the domain.
http://kb.siteground.com/article/How_can_I_use_an_additional_domain_under_the_same_hosting_pl.html

Manage Redirection allows us to point the parked domain to any particular folder, file or web site of our choosing.
http://www.everymanhosting.com/cpanel-tutorials/create-manage-parked-domains.php
http://www.everymanhosting.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12


Requires multiple domains pointing to the same web space (e.g. on cPanel 11 hosts, the additional domains are "Parked Domains"). That web space is assumed to be the root web space for all domains or subdomains being used; use of CMSMS in subdirectories will require some tweaking on your part...
http://forum.cmsmadesimple.org/index.php?topic=22890.0 [excellent technical details on how to use the mod rewrite - not for most ]

http://usertools.plus.net/tutorials/id/69
https://www.servage.net/wiki/Add_domain

Add-On Domains

* You have two domains mysite.com and my-other-site.com.
* You want the two domains to be totally separate/independent websites.
* In order to have additional add-on domains you need to purchase them from a registry.
* Register Add-on domains here (open a new account if you don't have one registered)
http://webnet77.com/webstuff/parked-add-on-domain.html

To add a domain to your web site:
  1. Log into the control panel.
  2. Click on the Addon Domains icon from the main page.
  3. Enter the domain name in the New Domain Name field. (Do not enter www)
  4. Add a username you would prefer to use for the addon domain in the Subdomain/Ftp Username field.
  5. Enter the Document Root for your new site in the Document Root field.
  6. Enter the password for the domain in the Password field, if required.
  7. Click on the Add Domain button
http://www.visn.co.uk/cpanel-docs/addon-domains.html

http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/how-do-i-create-and-remove-an-addon-domain
http://www.hostgator.com/tutorials/cpanel/hgx3/setting-up-an-addon-domain.htm

Joomla GroupJive 1.8 stable release and more CB news

GroupJive 1.8 released - with hardened security

This is the first stable release of GroupJive since the CB Team has been involved with its development. The GroupJive 1.8 component is now Joomla 1.5 native (no legacy plugin needed). All GroupJive websites need to upgrade to this stable release as it not only fixes all identified issues but CB-Team standard security hardenings have been applied throughout the GroupJive 1.8 codebase. This makes GroupJive a highly recommended security release.

Read the GroupJive announcement on Joomlapolis and download this free GPL extension for your website.
CB Documentation Subscriber Updates

If you are a CB Documentation subscriber please note following upgrades/additions:

* CB Facebook Connect 1.0 plugin (the first stable release of this powerful authentication plugin)
* CB Twitter Connect 1.0 plugin (stable release of Twitter connect authentication plugin)
* CB Captcha 2.2.2 plugin (latest release of Captcha plugin for CB)
* CB Last Visitors plugin 1.2 (now compatible with CB 1.2.2 and Joomla 1.5)
* CB Ajax File fieldtype plugin 1.0 (stable release of file field plugin)

If you are not a CB Documentation subscriber you are missing out on what is most likely the best value for money deal currently available in the Joomla extensions market. By becoming a CB Documentation subscriber (35 Euros for 12 months), you support and fund further development of Joomla's most popular Free and Always-been GPL extension - Community Builder, and at the same time as a huge THANK YOU for this, you can download 14 CB Team released add-ons and the detailed CB documentation. This converts to under 3 USD per add-on! Become a CB Documentation subscriber now!
CBSubs - The Membership and ACL Solution for Joomla

When you are ready to start making $$$ from your Joomla/CB website or just need to control access (ACL) to parts of your Joomla website, its time to take a closer look at our CBSubs paid membership subscription solution. This powerful setup can protect any Joomla content and unlock access only to subscribed paid members. Creating a download club has never been easier. Protect access to Joomla articles without hacking your site or needing to purchase additional ACL type extensions. Take full control of your content and make it work for you!

Read more about CBSubs, visit our CBSubs demo site, enroll for an online interactive presentation or visit our presales forum for additional questions.

NOT A GOOD SIGN WHEN THE DEMO SITE IS FULL OF ERRORS

Warning: file_exists() [function.file-exists]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/0379f0dbe5b356b191e3a54a2ba653bf.cache) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home:/tmp:/usr/share/phpmyadmin:/etc/phpmyadmin/:/var/lib/phpmyadmin) in /home/groupjive/public_html/components/com_groupjive/gjPatTemplate/TemplateCache/File.php on line 54

Warning: file_exists() [function.file-exists]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/55bb03dc17ad9e198741304c424672ba.cache) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home:/tmp:/usr/share/phpmyadmin:/etc/phpmyadmin/:/var/lib/phpmyadmin) in /home/groupjive/public_html/components/com_groupjive/gjPatTemplate/TemplateCache/File.php on line 54

http://www.groupjive.org/groupjive-mainmenu-39

typo3 No pages are found on the rootlevel!

Part Solution :- This is not a problem. It means that you have not mounted any page as rootlevel.


you have to install another package called the Quickstart package in order to have a site to play around with.



What the above article misses out . Is most of the users do not get a chance to read install.txt  BECAUSE typo3 is automatically installed by fantastico and there is not link to the help files. An experience used needs to put this error message into google to find this wiki document.

update ok yes there is an install.txt file when you go to the cpanel >typo3 folder (if the guy who installed it knows how to reach there)

 To fix this error you must
You must follow these steps:-
1) Create a new template
2) Create a new page
3) Use the new template with the new page
4) Unhide the new page (it is hidden by default, always)
5) Mount the new page as rootlevel

http://www.netenberg.com/forum/index.php?topic=4797.0 (this is the best link which helped )

Typo3 can be a nightmare and if things don’t work out as expected- IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT! I
http://typo3-tutorial.arciris.com/tutorials/installation-of-typo3-part-one/




http://wiki.typo3.org/index.php/Introduction/Matthew (do not go to this document it is a total waste of time to find out what is wrong with your typo3 installation

http://www.mywebstuff.com/index.php?id=52


Most permissions problems can be identified in the Basic Configuration section of the TYPO3 Install Tool.

you can access your TYPO3 Install Tool in the /typo3/install/ folder of your website, http://www.yourwebdomain.com/typo3/install/.

The output i got was

The Install Tool is locked.
Fix: Create a file typo3conf/ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL
This file may simply be empty.
For security reasons, it is highly recommended to rename
or delete the file after the operation is finished.
If the file is older than 1 hour TYPO3 has automatically deleted it, so it needs to be created again.


solution
Create a blank text file, name it ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL, place in the
typo3conf folder, and make sure you remove the .txt extension from the file
name. The key for you is probably the .txt extension on the file name.


This is easy to do on ubuntu. On xp/vista you need to first unhide known files extensions then press right click and rename the files. ultraedit makes this easier on windows . The easiest way is to open your cpanel and go to the folder where typo3 is installed

doubleclick and open the folder /typo3conf
click on the new file icon on the top left and enter the name of the file ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL and click create! done!

NEXT STEP
on going back to http;//mysite/typo3folder/typo3/install i got a pop up
-----------------
SECURITY:
Make sure to protect the Install Tool with another password than "xxxxx".
Better yet you can add a die() function call to typo3/install/index.php after usage. 

IF THE INSTALL TOOL CRASHES...
The Install Tool is checking PHPs support for image formats. However certain versions of PHP (fx. 4.3.0 with bundled GD) will crash when trying to read the PNG test file. If this happens you will see a blank screen or error message.
Workaround: Open the file typo3/sysext/install/mod/class.tx_install.php, go to the line where the function "isPNG()" is defined and make it return "0" hardcoded. PNG is not checked anymore and the rest of the Install Tool will work as expected. The same has been known with the other image formats as well. You can use a similar method to bypass the testing if that is also a problem.
On behalf of PHP we regret this inconvenience.

BTW: This Install Tool will only work if cookies are accepted by your web browser. If this dialog pops up over and over again you didn't enable cookies.
-----------------
[WTFFFF!!! my comment you idiot developer try adn understand the installer are usually NEVER programmers]

This brings up another screen

TYPO3 4.2 Install Tool

[area to enter password given in the popup earlier]
The Install Tool Password is not the admin password of TYPO3.
If you don't know the current password, you can set a new one by setting the value of $TYPO3_CONF_VARS['BE']['installToolPassword'] in typo3conf/localconf.php to the md5() hash value of the password you desire.



to fix this goto file manager in your cpanel
goto  the folder
/typo3conf/localconf.php  and edit this file

find the line
 $TYPO3_CONF_VARS['BE']['installToolPassword'] = 'LONG NUMBER ' ;

now when you go back to http://site/folder/typo3/install/index.php
and type in a password at the bottom you will see a MD5 LONG number copy that to the LONG number in the file you opened for editing /typo3conf/localconf.php

save this file and then try and log in -- SUCCESS wooo hoooooo!!

[do not waste your time on the lines above if you have installed typo3 with fanstastico and cpanel - i was led on a wild goose chase by the typo3 wiki ]


Next step


MORE WARNING


About:
Warning - very important!
This script is a great danger to the security of TYPO3 if you don't secure it somehow.
We suggest one of the following:

- change the password as defined by the md5-hash in TYPO3_CONF_VARS[BE][installToolPassword].
- delete the folder 'typo3/install/' with this script in or just insert an 'exit;' line in the script-file there.
- password protect the 'typo3/install/' folder, eg. with a .htaccess file

The TYPO3_CONF_VARS[BE][installToolPassword] is always active, but choosing one of the other options will improve security and is recommended highly.












back to the typo3 admin panel

Important Notice!
  • The Reference Index table is empty which is likely the result of a recent TYPO3 upgrade. Please go to Tools>DB Check and update the reference index.

Update reference index

Click here to update reference index: update now
Click here to test reference index: check now
You can also run the check as a shell script if the processing takes longer than the PHP max_execution_time allows:
/home/xxxx/public_html/xxxxx/typo3/sysext/lowlevel/dbint/cli/refindex_cli.phpsh

Reference Index being Updated

1 records from 15 tables were checked/updated.
Index Integrity was perfect!

BUT AFTER THIS YOU WILL STILL GET THE ERROR MESSAGE!!

The Reference Index table is empty which is likely the result of a recent TYPO3 upgrade. Please go to Tools>DB Check and update the reference index.

 http://bugs.typo3.org/view.php?id=8765 (does not give a solution - zero feedback )


 Possible solution
12 If you get the:
   "Important notice! - The Reference Index table is empty which is
   likely to be the case because you just upgraded your TYPO3 source.
   Please go to Tools>DB Check and update the reference index.
   It is highly recommended that you change this immediately."

   Follow these instructions:

   Go into the Install Tool,
then go to Database Analyser.
Then, go down to the "Dump static data" line and choose "Import". 
Select "Import the    whole file" and  click the "Write to database" button. 
 
Then, go back to your installation and go to Tools>DB Check and 
update the reference  index. 
That should resolve the error.


 http://wiki.typo3.org/index.php/Tgz-INSTALL.txt

 ok found the  database analyzer
typo3/install/index.php?TYPO3_INSTALL[type]=database

Database Analyser:
What is it?
In this section you can get an overview of your currently selected database compared to sql-files. You can also import sql-data directly into the database or upgrade tables from earlier versions of TYPO3.


62 records from 15 tables were checked/updated.
Record static_template:24 had 1 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:41 had 5 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:43 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:48 had 2 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:49 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:52 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:54 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:66 had 1 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:69 had 2 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:70 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:71 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:72 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:73 had 2 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:74 had 3 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:80 had 1 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes
Record static_template:89 had 2 added indexes and 0 deleted indexes



NOWWWWWWWWWW
when you go back to the admin panel you will get another message


WARNING
The Install Tool is still using the default password "xxxx". Update this within the About section of the Install Tool.

1) GOTo /typo3conf/localconf.php  and edit this file


find the line

 $TYPO3_CONF_VARS['BE']['installToolPassword'] = 'LONG NUMBER ' ;



edit the long number remove any of the numbers (my work around )


SOLVED!!

Out of the box Typo3 is a daunting experience - the helpfiles & tutorials are largely written by developers for developers

http://www.legacy.hornfordassociates.com/index.php?id=96






NOW BACK TO CREATING A BASIC PAGE.

Goto the admin panel of typo3
your site / typo3/backend.php

click page
click on the icon with the green +

You will get many options

choose page type > standard
uncheck hide page
Add a page title
Click save and close document (a floppy disc icon with a cross )


Still getting

Error!

No template found!

The HTML web page template file is the starting point for typical websites.
http://wiki.typo3.org/index.php/Introduction/Matthew

This is exactly the sort of template you have been used to writing, in Notepad or VIM, for example.
(WTF you have been used to writing???)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

403 Forbidden error and (13)Permission denied

You don't have permission to access /directory name / on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_bwlimited/1.4 mod_fcgid/2.3.5 Server at server.com Port 80
You don't have permission to access /directory name / on this server.


HTTP Error 403 Forbidden browser error
/directory name /

error log showed
(13)Permission denied: cannot read directory

checked permissions of parent directory and found it to be 750 . changed it to 755 resolved


Mode User Group World
Read x x x
Write x
Execute x x x
Permission 755

Saturday, May 1, 2010

comparing blogging engines

TextPattern, Nucleus, b2evolution and Movable Type.


http://www.movabletype.org/


ExpressionEngine
http://www.expressionengine.com/

http://www.softaculous.com/softwares/blogs


b2evolution only a 200+ plugins (compared to Joomla’s 3,400+).
http://b2evolution.net/

Nucleus CMS
Nucleus has a much more active release schedule than b2
http://www.nucleuscms.org/

Serendipity
Serendipity doesn’t offer a multiple blogs with just one installation
http://www.s9y.org/

10 Weblog Engines Reviewed
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/29/10-weblog-engines-reviewed/

http://www.cmsmatrix.com/

Expression Engine vs Textpattern
http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/expression-engine-vs-textpattern


Dotclear
http://dotclear.org/

changing wordpress sub domain to sub directory

If you have set your wordpress mu site to sub domain and you create a blog you will get a 404 error.

unless you make a sub domain .

Goto your cpanel
open your file manager
goto your wordpress directory and find the file wordpress-config.php

find the line
/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
define('DB_COLLATE', '');
define('VHOST', 'yes');

Change the yes to no
define('VHOST', 'no');

save the file and make a new blog

thanks to this dude to sharing the tips
http://welcome.totheinter.net/2009/05/06/changing-wordpress-mu-from-subdomains-to-subdirectories/

bbpress 1.02 plugin errors in wordpress mu

The plugin does not have a valid header.

bbPress is NOT a plugin. You do NOT add it from your admin panel.
You install it as a separate program.
http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/the-plugin-does-not-have-a-valid-header

bbPress is not a plugin for WordPress. It should not be in your wp-content/plugins folder. It will be installed right along side WordPress, not inside WordPress as a plugin.

http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/header-invalid#post-60960

[did you try the fresh install of wp 2.9 instead of upgrade version?]

this could be the issue with php settings and file size restrictions.

Incompatible archive PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

no solution found on the net




Quick Instructions

1. Download bbPress from the download page
2. Upload the uncompressed files to your server
3. Optionally upload language files to “my-languages” – You will have to create this directory
4. Visit the intended URL of the bbPress site
5. You will be greeted with the bbPress installer
6. Follow the instructions in the installer
7. Visit “Settings” in the admin area to customise your installation
8. If you have any questions, ask in the forums
http://bbpress.org/documentation/installation/


There doesn't seem to be a bb-config.php file. This usually means that you want to install bbPress.


Step 1 - Database configuration

In this step you need to enter your database connection details. The installer will attempt to create a file called bb-config.php in the root directory of your bbPress installation.

on adding the db name db user and db user pwd you get


Your settings have been saved to the file bb-config.php
You can now continue to the next step.


Step 2 - WordPress integration (optional)

bbPress can integrate login and user data seamlessly with WordPress. You can safely skip this step if you do not wish to integrate with an existing WordPress install.

Your WordPress integration cookie and database settings have been successfully validated. They will be saved after the next step.

Once you have finished installing, you should visit the WordPress integration section of the bbPress admin area for further options and integration instructions, including user mapping and the correct cookie settings to add to your WordPress configuration file.

Step 3 - Site settings
Your site settings have been saved and we are now ready to complete the installation. So what are you waiting for?

>>> WordPress "auth" cookie salt not set.
>>>>>> Could not fetch "auth" cookie salt from the WordPress options table.
>>>>>> You will need to manually define the "auth" cookie salt in your database.
>>> WordPress "logged in" cookie salt not set.
>>>>>> Could not fetch "logged in" cookie salt from the WordPress options table.
>>>>>> You will need to manually define the "logged in" cookie salt in your database.