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Re: Is this how to make google crawl your site immediately?
  • 2004/9/3 18:15

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Content is the main key as always, if people like it, people recommend it with links and that is where you get your PR and high index. It has nothing to do with '?s'in the URL either, I have dozens of stories listed either #1 or first page in Google for various search strings with XOOPS and php based URLs. (Try Martha Stewart prosecutor, beach blob, or California State Quarter ;) )

But aside from content, aka "King," your RSS feed is your best friend when it comes to Google. I simply asked them to index my RSS feed into Google News and was accepted, and now the news stories are indexed immediately into both Google and Google News, I can hit save on the story and almost immediately go to Google to read it. That won't work for everyone as they expect certain things from their news sources though, but it's worth asking, just read their rules first and give them something worth indexing.

Don't try to manipulate them though, they will penalize you heavily. Just provide good content and work on establishing back links, and you will do well.



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Re: Everything you never wanted to know about Xoops and shouldn't have asked
  • 2004/7/5 18:53

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I'm not suggesting that you are developer and I'm not either, just a user who has been waiting for these things for a long time, and no I'm not going to play video games in lieu of speaking my mind. I waited and waited for unfulfilled promises concerning these modules that I was once ready to pay a friend to do and release to the community, had I and others known that the promises weren't real these modules and bug fixes would be long done and the 70 plus people online now could actually be using them.

Finally, someone stands up and says enough is enough and tries to get those modules back so SOMEONE can try to do something with them, and you try to publicly shame him and actually call him a stalker because you didn't like his tone of voice to you. That's a naked attempt to try to make him look bad for your own personal reasons, and I won't idly accept that for someone just trying to stand by the 70 plus users online right now and make this a better system.

Kudos Herko.



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Re: Everything you never wanted to know about Xoops and shouldn't have asked
  • 2004/7/5 18:24

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Thank you Herko for trying to get these modules back into the hands of those who will actually do something with them.

I have an idea for an apology lajab, how about one to the regular old XOOPS users who were strung along waiting for these modules for over a year with all the "just around the corner" promises? If there was no intent to do anything with them, they should have been returned to the community, or at least someone could have let us know they wouldn't be updated anymore so someone else could approach them. Instead you made Herko go out looking for them and then tried to make him into the bad guy for you all forcing him to do so.

No sympathy from me at all, except for Herko who clearly was just trying to keep the project moving forward and has to take public abuse from you to do it.



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Draven's news category blocks-
  • 2004/7/3 15:51

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The site www.gaining-mass.com seems to be down right now but Draven had an excellent set of blocks on his homepage, where he had the last three or so articles in each news category displayed under it's category title, and in two columns. The effect is just like you'd see on CNN, under the world, technology, sports, politics, headers etc. Is there any documented way to do this or does anyone have any idea of how to start to approach it?







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Re: Site move to a mySQL DB with a different name, is it possible?
  • 2004/7/2 2:19

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Just saw your second post Chris, that makes sense to me. I thought the mainfile change was too good to be true, guess that was the case ;)

I will give it a shot and report the results! Thanks



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Re: Site move to a mySQL DB with a different name, is it possible?
  • 2004/7/2 2:14

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Thanks Chris, just saw that edit but I'm unsure how exactly to apply it, I have used sqltalk plenty before for running scripts at work and such but I still really don't understand sql completely and it's general usage and am confused as to where to start with that.

Someone at the hosts forums suggested I simply change the following line in the mainfile:

// Database Name
// The name of database on the host. The installer will attempt to create the database if not exist
define('XOOPS_DB_NAME', 'NEW_DB_NAME');

Could it really be that easy?



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Re: Site move to a mySQL DB with a different name, is it possible?
  • 2004/7/2 1:50

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Thanks very much for the replies. I looked for that info on the wiki yesterday having seen it there before but couldn't access it at all for some reason yesterday, works better now though.

I am under a bit of a time constraint as my current host is demanding a years upfront fees for my dedicated server ($600) and since I refuse those terms I want to get my site up and installed elsewhere before they cut me off completely, which will likely be within a day or so.

I am familiar with backing up and restoring a DB under normal circumstances, but how would I specify the new DB table prefix in the file name template field? That always confused me a bit, if my old db name is ABCD and my new db name is USERNAME_ABCD, what would I enter?

As to the other export settings in the structure and data checkboxes, I can't remember what worked succesfully for me last time. I would normally just play around with it until something worked but I am pressured for time and can't take a chance at losing my DB, for it will cost me dearly to retrieve it from this host. Can someone help me fill in the blanks?



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Site move to a mySQL DB with a different name, is it possible?
  • 2004/7/2 1:24

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I am moving my site to a new webhost (Surpass) and could use some advice regarding the database name. Surpass unfortunately adds a prefix to any DB name one creates, thus making it impossible for me to use my current production database name on the new server.

I'd like to be able to copy all of my files over, create and then drop the DB tables, make my permissions and path changes and be done with it. How would I go about using a different DB name on an existing site, what would need to be changed? Or better yet, how would one best approach this kind of a site move?



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Re: Lunar Pages problems
  • 2004/6/30 22:39

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They also sent a similar email to a friend of mine who hosts a simple and rather small ikonboard, placing him in some kind of server purgatory and calling him an "abuser." The site hasn't changed in style or traffic in two years, yet somehow they decided that they didn't like hosting it anymore.

Seems like Lunar pages is trying to cut some costs, look elsewhere.

Speaking of, any recommendations for a reliable and fast XOOPS host for a site with over 1,000 visitors a day? I see ads here all the time from hosting providers but I'd like to hear it from an end user rather than a salesman, anyone have a host they are very happy with and that can easily handle a moderate amount of traffic?



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Re: Which xoops site is the biggest in the world?
  • 2004/6/26 21:15

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At one time I was pulling in a steady average of about 1500 unique visitors a day but I have no idea how that ranks with the rest, it's not #1 by any stretch but I was always curious where that sat in relation to other XOOPS sites.




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