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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: New to Forum - tips for being active?

I stay connected with the forum by making use of thread subscriptions and alerts.

Whenever you participate in a thread it can automatically subscribe you to updates. While you're still getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: OpenOffice.org Link Question

That is the OpenOffice software, and not anything about your document.

Once you export your document into PDF, the links should click through normally.

-Ryan
Forum: Website Design 19th April 2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: RSS Feeds for categories?

Adding /feed/ to the end of your category pages SHOULD result in a feed for that category, assuming that your Wordpress is set-up using "permalinks". (aka "pretty URLs")

Just give it a test by...
Forum: Website Design 18th April 2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Macbook Pro and PC--together, mon :)

Similar but different...

My desktop is Windows, while my laptop runs on Linux Mint. I flip back and forth all the time, saving all my active project files to my Dropbox account so it automatically...
Forum: Website Design 18th April 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: RSS Feeds for categories?

Hi Sylvia,

Your correct that you do need some sort of "blogging software" to make RSS feeds. (well, technically, RSS is just a specially formatted text file that can be made with anything... but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: how much would this cost me...

Hi Brit,

To have a professional designer take your plain text and turn it into a fully-formatted eBook, complete with eye-catching cover design, you're probably looking at $100 to $300 bucks....
Forum: Programming 18th April 2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How To Set-up A Download Page Using PayPal

Hi John,

The answer depends on how you are selling the physical product. Are you using a shopping cart of some sort to do the transaction?

The simple answer is including a link to a download...
Forum: Website Design 18th April 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Html Code In Post ?

<h3 class="storytitle">{$post.title}</h3>
<div class="meta">
by <a href="{$blog.link}">{$blog.title}</a> @ {$post.date} (Category: {$blog.topic_name})
</div>
<!-- This seems to be the...
Forum: Website Design 17th April 2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Elegant Themes

I've used a few Elegant Themes. I like them, the admin panel is done nicely, and if you're doing multiple sites the "all access" deal is great.

-Ryan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: eBook Search Engine ... What Do you Think About this ...

Great start! The design is quite nice.

However, the search results are not so great. Just a list of filenames isn't so good for finding what I want.

It would be a big resource hog, but I'd like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,425
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Do NOT Use Firefox 4! (revealing videos)

Quite the opposite! I had actually been using a set of three plugins with Firefox 3 that moved the tabs up top, took away the title bar, and gave you an orange button in the corner. So to see all...
Forum: Programming 14th April 2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Web Directory

I usually start my search at Hotscripts.

PHP Script & Programs Directory Upload File | Search & Download Software Free (http://www.hotscripts.com/category/php/scripts-programs/)

They will have...
Forum: Programming 13th April 2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Linking Mysql Databases on several sites to 1 Admin Area

Any admin script should be able to connect to a remote MySQL database, but you will have to make sure that the server providing the data allows remote access. Often you will need to add the "admin...
Forum: Programming 13th April 2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Please help! My blog is loading very slowly

If you use Google's Chromium web browser, it comes with a set of web developer tools including one called Audit. It will give you a list of suggestions to speed up the loading of your page.

If you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: URGENT Site like Yousendit?

I've used Dropbox for this as well. It comes with a "Public" folder, so you just drag the file in there, wait while it uploads, and then you can copy the public link that you can send to anybody. The...
Forum: Programming 11th April 2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Image roll over code?

I wonder if your tooltip.js script requires that either the jQuery or Prototype javascript libraries to be included on the page?

-Ryan
Forum: Programming 11th April 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Image roll over code?

There is a handy plugin called HiFi (Head Infection, Foot Injection) that will let you add code to the <HEAD> section of any individual post or page when you need to do things like this.

It just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Wordpress Error I Need Help With

A PHP Warning is actually not an Error. It's not critical and can be ignored.

However, your server is currently set to display Warnings... which is causing the trouble here. Ask your host to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Cloaking plugins as good as re-directs?

Link cloaking plugins (I use "Pretty Links" for Wordpress) should, assuming they are properly made, be no different than any other redirect.

The key to it is the HTTP Code number that your...
Forum: Programming 6th April 2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Facebook PHP integration?

You can create a custom Facebook App that can post info from your website to FB. However, any account/page that the info gets posted to would have to be signed in and authorize your App to make...
Forum: Programming 6th April 2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: DNS Issue.CAn somebody please help.

I take it the 42storyhouse.com is your domain?

It looks like the Nameserver records have been set-up with your domain registrar, but the necessary lines have not been added to your DNS record for...
Forum: Website Design 5th April 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: What are the best design services

I'm not sure there really is such a thing as an expert on conversion rates.

I guess I think of conversion rates as a scientific process. A new design means you're starting from zero. Sure, you can...
Forum: Website Design 5th April 2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Need advice

Wowzers! $20,000 sounds a seriously hefty development project.

I would recommend thinking about breaking something like that into phases. You must have a lot of features on your wish list, but if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Bulk SMS sending like facebook do?

There are some services that will let you send a free SMS, but not in any sort of quantity.

Here's a tip: Most mobile providers give each phone an email address. Something like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Bulk SMS sending like facebook do?

I looked into bulk SMS for a project last year. It ain't cheap like email.

Sending 7000 SMS messages a day would cost about $200 bucks a day.

That's using the pricing offered by clickatell.com...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th April 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Need Help with 301 Redirect

San, using cPanel's Redirect feature is just as technically sound as any other method. Just be sure to pick "Permanent 301" in the drop down box.

-Ryan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Any good places to get a software created.

I've had success posting projects on http://www.odesk.com

However, you have to be VERY clear in your instructions to get what you want. Ideally you know enough about software programming to "talk...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Does y know any good IM blogs for beginners

My favourite IM blog, far and above, is Passive Income: The Smart Passive Income Blog (http://www.smartpassiveincome.com)

It's honest, and free of hype. Very refreshing.

-Ryan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Managing your digital downloads

Finding the best deal for a download service depend on three factors: Number of sales, selling price, and file size.

I made a handy-dandy calculator tool to figure which of the top 5 services is...
Forum: Website Design 4th April 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Relative and absolute positioning problem

I'm unable to offer any more help without seeing the sites in question.

If you'd like to send me a PM with the site URL that has the problem, and perhaps one of the working sites, then I can take...
Forum: Website Design 4th April 2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Relative and absolute positioning problem

Hello again, Laura!

My first guess, if you copied this CSS code from one site to another, is that the ids and classes on your HTML page are structured differently.

For this CSS to work, it's...
Forum: Programming 4th April 2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Using conditional tags in sidebar

Try using...


<?php if ( is_home() ) { ?>


In wordpress, is_home will only return true for the page specified to display your blog posts. It will not show the content on any individual blog...
Forum: Website Design 4th April 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Building New Site before Changing the Nameservers?

That would be caused by setting up wordpress and entering the actual domain name as the site URL. Wordpress is redirecting to where it thinks it is supposed to be.

If you were to install Wordpress...
Forum: Website Design 3rd April 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Building New Site before Changing the Nameservers?

This gets a little but geeky, but this is what I would do...

Set up the new HG site using a subdomain, like new.mydomain.com. You would be able to view and edit the Wordpress site as normal, and...
Forum: Programming 3rd April 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How To Use JavaScript To Pass A Cookie Value To Premium Web Cart?

To do this purely with javascript you need to put this function into the <HEAD> section of your page code:


<script>
function getCookie(c_name)
{
var...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Digital Delivery Tool for Large files

Hi Madison,

I'd suggest trying this little doo-hickey I made to compare the top download protection & delivery services.

Depending on the size of your file, and the number of sales you expect,...
Forum: Programming 2nd April 2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Verify Thank You Page

The trouble with using a referrer is that it is not guaranteed that the browser will submit that value. You could potentially block out a paying customer.

-Ryan
Forum: Programming 1st April 2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Verify Thank You Page

Hi Geoff,

To do this the "proper" way (the secure way) you would have to use PayPal's IPN or PDT services.

IPN - Instant Payment Notification - happens in the background, so you would need a...
Forum: Programming 14th February 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: website deletion question

That is probably correct.

The exact "restore" fee depends on the registrar, but I recently asked about a domain I let slip and the price was an extra $125.

-Ryan
Forum: Website Design 14th February 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Website Security

Actually, for the example given, Evan's explanation is not correct.



Anybody can do this to any website, really. No passwords needed. I can make a website at mydomain.com that is nothing but a...
Forum: Programming 12th February 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Printing HTML with PHP

The code you posted prints one ad, and repeats four times. I modified it so that it doesn't print directly, but rather stores each ad in the $myAds variable. After it stores all four ads, it...
Forum: Programming 12th February 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Callign PHP program from Javascript?

To give an example of what Michael is talking about, if your PHP script outputs HTML like this...

<p>Click here for <a href="http://www.mysite.com">My Site</a></p>

Then it will cause javascript...
Forum: Programming 12th February 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: PHP Countdown Items Remaining Code??

What I would do...

Run a program that randomly selects a number from 1 to 5 every x seconds. If it picked 1, then drop the quantity, otherwise, keep it the same.

That way it would change in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Hot off the press: Facebook Made Changes to Your Fan Pages

Yes, you will receive email notifications about a new comment on a photo.

-Ryan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Hot off the press: Facebook Made Changes to Your Fan Pages

You can apply the changes to your Facebook page(s), or see a preview at http://www.facebook.com/pages/status/

-Ryan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By theIMgeek
Hot off the press: Facebook Made Changes to Your Fan Pages

Facebook has made big changes to the layout and function of Pages, making them work and look more like regular FB user profiles.

The news story goes into detail: Facebook's New Pages: A Hands-On...
Forum: Website Design 10th February 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Landing page infront of signup page

The answer largely depends on the forum software itself, since that's generating the content of the page located at /forum. (I guess the does make it a "programming" question!)

I'm guessing the...
Forum: Website Design 10th February 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By theIMgeek
I want to help you build/improve your mini-sites... no charge

Free Website Help, No Catch... Read on...

I am an experienced web developer, looking to help some folks with their mini-sites. By that I mean small websites, 1 to 10 pages in size that are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Has Anyone Had To Move To A Different Server? - Advice?

Hi Ken,

You can make the move pretty seamless, since your merely duplicating the existing site on the new server.

The key is to have everything set-up on the NEW server before you "flick the...
Forum: Programming 10th February 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How can I get create a similar Penzu.com style text area?

I second Steve's answer. line-height in particular is a key element. Set it to the same pixel height as your ruled graphic lines.

I use a code formatter on my blog that achieves a sort of lined...
Forum: Programming 10th February 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Can You Dynamically Display Content From a URL?

Yup, that's the basics right there.

www.site.com/?number=1234 will be accessible by $_GET['number']

Just so you know, it is also possible to get the same result using a "pretty" link like...
Forum: Programming 10th February 2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Wordpress/Feedburner RSS Feed Problem - Help!

Just a guess... but I wonder if you might have a cache plugin that is causing the trouble. The objective of a cache plugin is to create a saved version of a page and show it to visitors, only...
Forum: Programming 10th February 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Google Analytics

It can be done with Google Analytics Data Export API - Data Export API - Google Analytics - Google Code (http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/gdata/home.html)

You can basically create a...
Forum: Programming 27th October 2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,136
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Need Suggestions: Implementing FailOver Strategy For Our Company Website

For third-party DNS hosting, I use and recommend DNS Made Easy (http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com)

They offer 2 failover settings on their business plan that will switch DNS within 5 minutes of any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How To Transfer From One Computer To Another?

I love Dropbox - Home - Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy. (http://www.dropbox.com)

I keep my active project files on it, and it automatically stays in sync between my desktop and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Finally Paypal's New Two Click Checkout

They've had a micropayments processing option for a while (with the 5 cents plus 5% fees) for a while now. https://www.paypalobjects.com/IntegrationCenter/ic_micropayments.html

Sounds like the new...
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