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JMorris
Re: Language Problems
  • 2007/10/4 15:13

  • JMorris

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You may want to visit http://smartfactory.ca and see if you can find some answers there. If nothing else, the devs of smartlanguage frequent that site more than they do here.
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Re: News module Parse error??
  • 2007/10/4 15:11

  • JMorris

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Open the file referenced by the error in a text editor and use the "Go to line" command (most editors have it or an equivalent) to go to line 558, then see of there is a duplicat e '<' somewhere on, or near that line.

Alternately, try reinstalling the module's files.
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Re: Is there any module like this ??
  • 2007/10/4 15:08

  • JMorris

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You might want to check with Marcan and the gang over at SmartFactory. They've been working on some social media additions to the SmartObject addon.
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Re: mail new user
  • 2007/10/4 15:04

  • JMorris

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Administration Menu > System Admin > Send Message to Users

You'll have to do some filtering to get it to work for just one user, but it's doable.

Variables:

Useful Tags:
{X_UID} will print user id
{X_UNAME} will print user name
{X_UEMAIL} will print user email
{X_UACTLINK} will print user activation link

If you are manually assigning the password for users, just manually add it to the email.

HTH
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Re: List what modules Xoops.org uses? Forum comparison?
  • 2007/10/1 13:02

  • JMorris

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The modules used on this site are non-standard and not available for download to the public. They are custom hacks built from modules that were available a few years ago.

Quite honestly, most of them are so full of hacks and bugs that you wouldn't want them anyways.

Hell, this site is still running on 2.0.13.2. You wouldn't believe the amount of bubble gum and duct tape it takes to keep this P.O.S. together!
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Re: @-> XOOPS.org Admin
  • 2007/9/29 19:03

  • JMorris

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Quote:

DefianceB0y wrote:
i meant uname...sorry


That's what I figured. Just wanted to clarify so nobody got confused.

Quote:

davidl2 wrote:
Nonsense - this can be done easily - I've done it several times when people have asked me - and for spammers.


Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Sounds like somebody either doesn't *want* to do it, OR (most likely) any authority to do it has been stripped.

Go figure.
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Re: @-> XOOPS.org Admin
  • 2007/9/29 17:27

  • JMorris

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Quote:

DefianceB0y wrote:
I wanted the same thing...I was told and i quote: uid on xoops.org can't be changed. lol


uid meaning the user id number cannot be changed without orphaning all your posts. uname on the other hand, can be changed without ANY difficulties. In fact, it use to be standard practice to change the uname of users who got banned for spamming.
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Re: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • 2007/9/27 2:01

  • JMorris

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Steve brings up a very good point here.

Quote:
If you do everything else correctly, you do not need to put as much effort into SEO.

Source: Wall, Aaron. SEO Book.

Building quality content and a healthy, active community are, IMHO, the 2 most important aspects of SEO.

That being said, if you do everything else correctly, but use SEO tactics on your site that are ancient or frowned upon, you could still find yourself de-indexed. At the very least, your site will not rank as well as it could.

The best I ever achieved with a XOOPS site was PR7 and 1st place in Google for the search term Webmaster News [broad and specific matches]. At that time, I had about 1/3rd the traffic to my site that xoops.org gets and a very small fraction of the backlinks and SERPs.

To achieve that level, I had to hack my XOOPS install, modules and themes to the point that when I finally upgraded from 2.0.13.2 to 2.0.16, a lot of things broke and I never got the site working right again.

There are NUMEROUS areas of XOOPS that need a major SEO overhaul. It's not just the core either, modules need just as much work, if not more.

What bothers me most is that MOST of the changes that are needed boil down to following the standards.

Here's just a few of the most common things that need fixed...

There should never be more than 1 h1 tag in a page, yet there are modules and themes that do that. The h2 tag should not be used for block titles, but you see it all the time (I've done that one and have since learned better). Over use of <strong>/<b> and <em>/<i> dilute the emphasis you should be using for your copy, not your template. Meta keywords are virtually useless and should be pulled from every theme. Meta description is somewhat more useful, but NOT when the same description is used for every page. The Meta Title should be the 1st tag in your Meta section, it should be unique for every page and should NOT start with your site name. There should never ever ever ever be ANY hidden content on your site (font the same color as background, display:none;, really tiny font sizes, text in the background with a image layer over it, etc..). At one time or another, I've seen all of the above in XOOPS, themes, or modules.

Literally, a small book could be written on what should be changed in the XOOPS presentation layer and why.

I think this is a great topic and it is one that is certainly overdue.

Ok, I'll get down from the soapbox now.
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Re: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • 2007/9/26 21:53

  • JMorris

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You could do a conditional statement based on post count or group membership. That would be the easiest way of I can think of.
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Re: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • 2007/9/26 16:07

  • JMorris

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I don't have a packaged hack, but I can tell you where you need to hack the core to convert URLs to use nofollow.

Go into <xoops_root>/class/module.textsanitizer.php and start looking around line 125. It's pretty straight forward to mod.

HTH
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