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Forum: Programming 5th July 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,954
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Mac? or PC?

Totally agree with you. I was ready to switch to using Ubuntu until I tried Windows 7. Now I couldn't, I use both Ubuntu and Windows 7 at work and find Windows 7 is much better.
Forum: Programming 5th July 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,954
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Mac? or PC?

Virtualisation is really good. I have a beasty laptop with VMware workstation installed. If you ever need to download anything your not sure of, you can run it in inside a virtual machine. The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd July 2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,386
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Why Articlesbase despite no-follow?

Because the whole point in submitting articles to directories is to get lots of traffic. Some of the NoFollow directories pass on a lot of traffic. Skipping directories that are NoFollow just to...
Forum: Programming 29th June 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

What hosting service are you using? Is it cPanel and is the site created with PHP? Are you using a CMS like Wordpress or Drupal?

I can't help unless you provide more information. What is the link...
Forum: Plug-In Profit Site Support Forum 27th June 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,395
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Best must have WordPress plugins

All in One SEO Pack: What it says on the tin. Allows you to auto generate meta descriptions or add specific meta tags and keywords to posts. Also prevents duplicate content.

Broken Link Checker:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,263
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Best article submission directories

I would say:

ezinearticles.com if you don't mind waiting a week.
goarticles.com for speed of indexing.
articlebase.com if you don't mind nofollow links.

And there is always zeusarticles.com...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Google.com now PR9

Lol, this is funny :) I don't think it matters too much to Google what PR they have though. They could have a PR0 but it wouldn't stop people using their search engine and paying for their adds. I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By ToneUK
Re: My website is now PR3

Congratulations on the PR update. I was exited to find, this morning, my site's home page is now a PR5 and that's after 2 months. Not sure if it's got something to do with it being a Drupal site or...
Forum: Programming 26th June 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Need help. Grading system using VB.net

I know a little about VB.NET. Not sure what it it your asking though? What system?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By ToneUK
Re: What is Google Panda???

It loves eating spam :)
Forum: Programming 18th June 2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By ToneUK
Re: mp3 encoding question

You could encrypt the files before uploading them with encryption software so that they are encrypted files. Then the only way to play them once downloaded would be if you could decrypt them using a...
Forum: Website Design 12th June 2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Drupal 7 or WP 3?

I disagree about Wordpress being more secure than Drupal. And it defiantly is not more flexible than Drupal. There are a huge amount of modules available for Drupal and just about anything can be...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,207
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Talend - FTP file to a personal Excel file

I have created a windows program that should do what you require. You can install it by visiting CSVCombine (http://drupalcmstutorials.com/csvcombine/) and clicking the "Install" button. See screen...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,207
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Talend - FTP file to a personal Excel file

Does it have to be using Talend because I can throw together a quick VB.NET program that will do what you want quite easily?
Forum: Programming 10th June 2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,086
Posted By ToneUK
Re: PHP or .Net

Another vote for PHP :)

I've worked with both ASP.NET and PHP and I find PHP is much easier to work with. No need for expensive Windows hosting and there is a huge community of PHP developers....
Forum: Programming 9th June 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By ToneUK
Re: What Environment Fits Best

If it were me I would use VB.NET or C# since you are familiar with Java. Its really fast for developing applications but the downside is it would be Windows only. Unless you decided to use the mono...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By ToneUK
Forum: Programming 8th June 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Installing Google Analytics to Wordpress

I agree, I use the "Ultimate Google Analytics" plugin and seems to do the job well enough for me. Saves messing around with code.
Forum: Programming 8th June 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Will "BlackHoles" make Google ban your website?

If it is the server that has been hacked then finding and closing the holes may not be good enough. You might be best off rebuilding the server from scratch as the hacker may have created back doors...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ToneUK
Re: site address problem

Well it's got me beat, you could try deleting the wp-admin and wp-includes folders and reuploading them from a fresh copy. If you don't want to delete them move them to different location or make a...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ToneUK
Re: site address problem

Try replacing the old wp-login.php file with a one from a fresh installation and see if that helps.
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ToneUK
Re: site address problem

Weird. Have you tried using a different browser or clearing your cookies? Can you remember if you have changed any of the Wordpress files recently?
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ToneUK
Re: site address problem

Try adding this to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]
RewriteRule ^ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

This will make sure the site is...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ToneUK
Re: site address problem

Is it switching to the sub domain without the www in front when you try to login?

Can you check the log files on your server for any PHP error messages.

The following post might help you with...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ToneUK
Re: site address problem

Is the problem the blank page? If so just add a redirect in the .htaccess file so that the "http://mysite.com" is redirected to "http://www.mysite.com"
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ToneUK
Re: site address problem

Sounds like it could be a DNS issue. Try doing a nslookup for both www. and none www of the domain and see if the IP addresses are both the same.

If you do not know how to do this, open a command...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Php to automatically increase date after date has been reached?

Was bored so I wrote this:

<?php
// get the expiry date from the text file
$handle = fopen('expiry.txt', 'r') or die("can't open file");
$expiry_date = fread($handle, filesize('expiry.txt'));...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Php to automatically increase date after date has been reached?

If it is just to display a date that expires in a week then I would put the expiry date in a MySQL database or a text file if you do not have a database. I would then create a script that queries the...
Forum: Programming 6th June 2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Using SMTP service that in another server, HOWTO set current server using whm/cpanel?

I would say your best option is to use a PHP library instead of PHP mail() for sending authenticated emails. I have used and would recommend PHPMailer. It is really easy to use.

Here is a link to...
Forum: Programming 27th May 2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By ToneUK
Re: EU: cookie law opt in script

Ill take a look at CloudFlare, it looks interesting. The other benefit of using this, is it stops Google spying on you :)
Forum: Programming 27th May 2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By ToneUK
Re: EU: cookie law opt in script

Yes, its only for web sites hosted in Europe. I wonder what affect this will have on the web hosting companies. I bet lots of people start moving there hosting outside of Europe.
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By ToneUK
Re: EU: cookie law opt in script

I agree it would make script based analysis tools like Google analytics worthless. I think a tool like SmarterStats would be required which gathers the data from access logs from the server.
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,253
Posted By ToneUK
Re: How do I run PHP on my PC?

I agree with jminkler. Setup a development virtual machine with VMware Player and Ubuntu Server. When installing Ubuntu all you need to do is select the LAMP option. This is how I do my PHP...
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By ToneUK
Re: EU: cookie law opt in script

Apparently we have been given an extra year to comply with the new regulations. Source: BBC News - Cookie law deferred for one year (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13541250)

The ico.gov.uk...
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By ToneUK
Re: EU: cookie law opt in script

So what does this mean for sites running Google analytics and Google Adsense? Does this mean the user would have to opt in to view advertisements?
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Run-time error '339'

If it does work and it is Windows 7 that you are getting the error messages on. You can use a tool called Windows XP mode. This can be downloaded from Microsoft: Download Windows XP Mode...
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Run-time error '339'

It could be because you are running it on a newer OS. Have you tried running it on Windows XP?
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Run-time error '339'

Missing dependency. Try doing what this site suggests:
Component MSCOMCTL.OCX or one of its dependencies not currently registered ... (http://majorgeeks.com/faqshow.php?id=8)
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Chrome Tabs

You could try parsing the Current Tabs file in the application directory or you could connect to the history file using SQLite and work out history from date.
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By ToneUK
Re: EU: cookie law opt in script

I could be wrong but I'm sure its the other way around. You have to give them the option to opt out and give clear details in the privacy policy that you are tracking using cookies to track them.
Forum: Programming 23rd May 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Please Help with WWW Redirect

This is the code to redirect none www to www:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www. [NC]
RewriteRule ^ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

If you are using Google...
Forum: Programming 21st May 2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ToneUK
Re: cheap but quality programmer for hire?

I would also recommend creating a new folder at the root called something like websites. Make sure it is outside the public_html folder. This is so that all your sites are not seen as one by Google. ...
Forum: Programming 16th May 2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

No problem, it's looking good by the way. Nice site :)
Forum: Programming 16th May 2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

lol, yes change the following line:
print '<a href="' . $adverts[$advert] . '">';

To
print '<a target="_blank" href="' . $adverts[$advert] . '">';
Forum: Programming 15th May 2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

You could add CSS to the HTML printed out in the code or you could alter your style.css sheet.

Changing the line:
print '<img src="' . $path_to_images . '/' . $advert . '" />';

To:
print...
Forum: Programming 15th May 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

One way would be to do away with the first example which scans the directory for images for a hard coded solution. Its not ideal because you would have to alter the code each time you wanted to...
Forum: Programming 15th May 2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

No, its custom code that should work outside of the plugin. Try the following code:

<?php

// loop through directory and get the image names.
// load the names into an array.
...
Forum: Programming 15th May 2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

This might work better:

<?php

// loop through directory and get the image names.
// load the names into an array.

$path_to_images = 'images_dir'; // path to images directory

$dir =...
Forum: Programming 15th May 2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

Change the line: print $images[$img];

To this:
print '<img alt="Your Ad Here" src="http://www.challengeoxfordshire.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/wp125/' . $images[$img] . '">';

The first script...
Forum: Programming 15th May 2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Rotating 125x125 banners

This code should do what you want. It will load all files from a directory you specify and output the filenames of the 6 random files in that directory:

<?php

// loop through directory and get...
Forum: Programming 8th May 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Help!!!! WordPress Rewrite Rule

Haha, no problem, I know the feeling.
Forum: Programming 8th May 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By ToneUK
Re: New Wordpress Installation Showing Error Message

Can hardly read that code but try putting a space between the <?php and the first forward slash.
Forum: Programming 8th May 2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By ToneUK
Re: New Wordpress Installation Showing Error Message

Can you post the contents of your wp-config.php file. Making sure to blank out your database user and passwords.

It looks like there is a syntax error causing the problem in this file. Maybe...
Forum: Programming 8th May 2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Help!!!! WordPress Rewrite Rule

Oh, and try putting it above the following line:

RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

I think this rule is interfering with it.
Forum: Programming 8th May 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Help!!!! WordPress Rewrite Rule

looks like you are missing a forward slash from before the hot-presidents.php.

Try this:

RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)-hot-presidents/$ /hot-presidents.php?celeb=$1&val=big-fan [L]
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,616
Posted By ToneUK
Re: Joomla or Drupal?

In my opinion, Drupal is the best. I have been using it for a couple of years now and it is so flexible. Drupal 6 was a little confusing and hard to use at first, but Drupal 7 has had lots of work...
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