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Brendahoisin

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Posted on: 2008/1/18 11:25
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#1

Re: OK, now I'm officially scared.

No, I mean my site is..
http://www.mygeneralpurposesite.com/myxoomsite/

and people can get to it by typing...

http://www.mysite.com

..which is just a domain owned by me but set to point to my general purpose site, which actually has several other of my (non-xoom) web sites on it. Whereas "http://www.mysite.com" is what they see in their browser's address bar. That way, I can switch my actual site address to another without changing any marketing material (as the "public" address remains unchanged). I thought this was common practice? I popped over to the people I bought the domain name from and they call it "Forwarding" or "Frame Redirect". Anyway, it's incompatible with Xoom admin.

Looks like it could just be an attack of the robot web crawlers, after all. (Wasn't that a '50's Sci-Fi film?)


Brendahoisin

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Posted on: 2008/1/18 10:31
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OK, now I'm officially scared.

My XOOPS site is a week old. I love it - it has that nice "professional" look. After a few teething problems and lots of help from here, it does what I want and it's easy to maintain.

A day ago hours ago, I logged into the site, clicked on the admin menu and the screen refreshed and the admin menu had gone. I logged in again and admin menu isn't there! I was confused and decided to request a new password, which XOOPS sent me. I logged in with this and the admin menu reappeared. It's as though the site didn't believe I'm admin.

Now, 24 hours later, it's happened again. Now, when I log in, I get the "Thank you for logging in..." message at the top of the screen for a fe seconds, but once the main page arrives, I'm still not logged in. But the scary thing is this. XOOPS sent me an email telling me that a password was requested (from my ISP) but later, there was another request to change my password from an ISP I didn't recognise - 66.249.67.91. What's going on?

And why do I always seem to have 3 or 4 users logged in? This site is a few days old and never been advertised! Right now, I can see 15 users logged in! 15!! The irony is, when I wanted traffic on my other sites I could never get it. So, (1) what causes the vanishing admin menu? (2) how can I stop it from happening again (3) who the hell are these users, anyway?

I have XOOPS 2.0.18 and, yes, I have Protector installed.

Is my XOOPS site really a magnet for hackers or am I just paranoid? Please help before I jettison the entire site as dangerous and unreliable.

*EDIT*
Typical - less than five mins after this post, I think I found out what was wrong. Seems like Xoom/admin only works if you use the original address of the site. I had the problems when I was using an address that only "pointed" to my site. (I can't remember the correct name for this redirect, but it means I can give my users a proper web site address) Once I used the original, more convaluted, one, all these symptoms disappeared (including the 15 phantom users). Still doesn't explain "me" requesting a password change from 66.249.67.91, though.


Brendahoisin

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Posted on: 2008/1/17 11:19
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Re: Option to change my password - where it is?

So, that's where it was! I wsa too submerged in the XOOPS admin stuff to spot that one. Thank you, Madfish.


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Posted on: 2008/1/17 10:25
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Option to change my password - where it is?

I'm really stuck! I managed (inadvertantly) to tell my XOOPS site that I had lost my password, so it kindly emailed me a new one. I have this now and used it to get in again. But I'd like to change it back to the password I had committed to memory! Where on earth in all the admin options can I change my password?


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Posted on: 2008/1/16 11:51
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Re: Pico installed but some module menus are blank? Is this expected behaviour?

OK - I bit the bullet and went ahead anyway...

Thanks guys. The options finally appeared in Pico module admin when I cloned the templates and switched over to them in Preferences.

Yippeee!


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Posted on: 2008/1/16 11:45
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Re: Pico installed but some module menus are blank? Is this expected behaviour?

OK Madfish, I'll give this a go. But first...

How do I clone the XOOPS default template set?
Do I uninstall Pico before I start this and then reinstall it?

I've already been managing my templates through the Altsys module since I installed it, but it hasn't changed the symptoms as described in this post.


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Posted on: 2008/1/16 0:38
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Re: Pico installed but some module menus are blank? Is this expected behaviour?

"Then, from your module front page, you create categories and page's content."

That's the problem - I can't. I know I should be able to do this (especially as it all worked fine with TinyConent) but I'm still getting blank screens in the admin menu - I guess I still haven't got the templates in yet.


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Posted on: 2008/1/15 20:13
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Re: Pico installed but some module menus are blank? Is this expected behaviour?

(2nd attempt to repost this one - sorry if it's a double entry)

I found the new resource.db.php in the Extras folder and I've used it to replace the one in class/smarty/xoops_plugins/ on the server.

No change, though - I still get blanks on the first 4 menus.

As for the templates - the templates_c in the original Xoop distribution set is empty apart from the single index html file. But on the server it contains tons of files (whose name is prefixed with the name of my theme). Do I still need to clear the server templates_c folder? (i.e. delete all files except index.html)

I get to see all the (25) templates when I select Templates on the Pico Module Admin menu - but still no option to create anything.

B. (still drowning not waving)


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Posted on: 2008/1/15 18:46
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Re: Pico installed but some module menus are blank? Is this expected behaviour?

(I've got XOOPS 2.0.14.)

OK, I went to the Template Set Manager (admin => system => templates) and there are a few default ones listed. It's showing me that there are 25 Pico templates in the XOOPS Default Template Set.

In fact the full list looks liie this:

ALTSYS [List (4)]
pico [List (25)]
System [List (27)]
Content [List (2)]

The only other choice on this page is to upload a template set.

I don't see any link to 'generate' templates for the instance of Pico you have installed. Have I missed a step out? Do I need to do the things that stefan988 says, first?


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Posted on: 2008/1/15 15:21
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Pico installed but some module menus are blank? Is this expected behaviour?

I've just installed GIJoe's modules AltSys and Pico. They both *seem* to have installed OK. I even managed to cope with the extra fiddles in mainfile.php and creating the trust path. I installed AltSys only because I wanted Pico and I wanted Pico only because I was advised (here) to replace TinyContent - which worked beautifully for me. However, it's now depricated and I wanted to be safe.

Now Pico *seems* to be working - in that I can get to the module-admin menu. Its menu reads:

Contents list | Permissions of Categories | Import/Sync | Extra | Languages | Templates | Blocks/Permissions | Preferences |

The first 4 menu choices just give me a blank page whereas the last 4 work as I expected. Since this is supposed to be functionally replacing TinyContent, where are the options to add/edit new content? And is there any "end-user" doc out there for this module? Are these blank pages supposed to be there to begin with? If not, how do I add my content?

Any advice would be appreciated. And be gently - I'm still new to all this.

B.



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