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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Wordpress Theme Question

Hi Thomas,

Assuming the theme's license allows for it, there's no technical reason you couldn't transform a WP theme into a regular site template.

However, you would have to piece it back...
Forum: Programming 25th October 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Wordpress gurus. HELP !!!!!

First thing I would check your error_log file. If there is a blank screen, then chances are a PHP error would explain (or at least hint) at what's going on.

Also, (if nothing turns up in the...
Forum: Programming 21st October 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How does wordpress do it?

Ah-HA! (head slapping moment)
The trouble is that the rewrite creates a bit of a loop, so it's sort of reading itself for the variable... hence "index.php".

Adding some lines to your htaccess...
Forum: Programming 21st October 2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How does wordpress do it?

I'm just running out the door, Stephen, but here's a quick thought.

Try this:


RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /index.php?e=$1 [NC,L]


-Ryan
Forum: Programming 21st October 2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Auto-track affiliate cookies to optin page

James, here's how I would plan this out on the technical side...

Affiliate referrals to the landing page would store the affiliate ID in the databse along side the name and email collected from...
Forum: Programming 20th October 2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How can I prevent visitors from downloading my stuff?

Joe, the things that have been suggested by caesargus and copypilot, as far as I understand, are not quite what you're looking for.

They are talking about protecting access to the page, but still...
Forum: Programming 20th October 2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How does wordpress do it?

Stephen, the dirty little secret is called "Rewrite Rules".

They are most commonly configured in a file named .htaccess (as in the case of WP) located in the root folder. Every URL request will...
Forum: Website Design 19th October 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Firebug - a killer Firefox plug in

I second that. Firbeug has shaved a LOT of time off my CSS tweaking. Especially with dual montiors, I can have the browser on one side, my stylesheet on the other. Lovely.

To think I used to...
Forum: Website Design 15th October 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,589
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Creating a secure download page

Hi Tony,

Hiding your download page is not too tough. Start by making it an impossible to guess URL. mysite.com/aksfjhiu2342.html

Ask search engines not to index that page by putting this code...
Forum: Website Design 11th October 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: WP Question: Posting article to the main site and not as a Post

If you want the same URL for every new article two options come to mind:

Both would use the feature where you can set a specific page to be your home page.

1. You can create a new page and set...
Forum: Programming 9th October 2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Help with PHP if-then..

The trouble is that if (page-id-5) isn't a proper statement, so it always returns true.

Assuming that you're using Wordpress, the is_page() function oughtta do the trick.


if (is_page('5')){
...
Forum: Programming 6th October 2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Domain Aliases? domain.com and domain.net both browse same root without redirect?

You're right, it is Wordpress. This is hard coded into to the software so that domain.com automatically get redirected to www.domain.com.

I did look up a way to disable this. add this line to the...
Forum: Programming 6th October 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How to Protect/Encrypt Premium WP Plugins?

Look into a code obfuscator such as Code Eclipse - PHP Obfuscator (http://www.codeeclipse.com/)

Then inside your code you could have a "phone home" thing that checks a registration key against a...
Forum: Programming 6th October 2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Php Cron Job Problem

Since your script is publicly accessible, here's an option for your cron command:
lynx -dump http://www.somedomain.com/cron.php

That will open the page using the lynx browser on the server, just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Paypal TID Tracking

Thanks for the clariication... so you want to track which PPC ads are actually bringing sales.

Google Analytics (if you're using that for your stats) does have an eCommerce feature that will track...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: question about transferring domain to new registrar

Since your hosting will remain on hostgator, there should be no problem with the transfer.

If any of your domains are set-up as nameservers themselves then YES you must re-configure private...
Forum: Programming 3rd August 2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How would I offer a free trial, then automatically bill the customer in 30days?

With PayPal you can set up a subscription that "shift gears" once or twice.

When they sign up they will go through PayPal to create and authorize the subscription, but they will pay nothing. 30...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Help with setting up website with clickbank order form.

ClickBank will process all payments on your behalf, so there is nothing to do for "payment integration".

At the most basic level it works like this:

YOUR SITE sales page ---> CLICKBANK payment...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Paypal Button Help

Regarding question #3, here's a bit of code that will make any page content magically appear after N seconds.

Where it has 5*1000, 5 is the number of seconds before the box becomes visible so you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Please help regarding Thankyou Page

If you use a wide-open Thank You page with a "random" file name, you should most certainly NOT block access to it using a robots.txt file.

Anybody can read your robots.txt file and it will lead...
Forum: Programming 4th May 2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Are PHP includes almost as good as having a CMS?

I like a challenge! :)



Yes, your sitemap.PHP could cycle through your folders and files on your website to generate a sitemap. No database required.



This one's a little tougher, and...
Forum: Programming 30th April 2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Custom 404 Page Error - What Am I Doing Wrong?

When in doubt, check the Apache error log.

That should give you the reason for the 500 error.

-Ryan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: What IM Blogs do You Read?

My current favourite is The Smart Passive Income Blog - Passive Income Ideas and Online Business Tips (http://www.smartpassiveincome.com)

I enjoy the no-hype straightforward style, and the author...
Forum: Programming 21st April 2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: What is the correct syntax for windows status bar being blank ?

To open in a new window (or tab)...

<a href="#" onclick="window.open('http://www.real-link.com'); return false;">Click Me And Buy</a>-Ryan
Forum: Programming 21st April 2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: What is the correct syntax for windows status bar being blank ?

I was just playing with onmouseover="window.status='test'" within a link and it didn't seem to have any effect (in Firefox at least)

However, this will hide your links...
<a href="#"...
Forum: Programming 18th April 2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Help With Simple Rotation Script?

The following is based on randomization, which means it is not at all guaranteed to be 25% and 75% in the short term. But over time the 1-in-4 odds will even out.

$random_images = array();...
Forum: Programming 18th April 2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: 301 redirects

Since it sounds like you want to redirect EVERY page you don't have to write a line for each individual file. You can redirect the whole folder.

Redirect 301 /projects http://www.newdomain.com
...
Forum: Programming 18th April 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: 301 redirects

You can use an htaccess file to return code 301 and redirect browsers to the new location. Just make sure that the htaccess file is left where the site is currently. (no good to have the htaccess...
Forum: Programming 16th April 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,992
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Can PHP identify identify uppercase letters in a string?

Secretly, it brings me joy when I'm able to tame the mighty regex dragon.

This should do a pretty good job of finding CAPS at the beginning of sentences.

$string = "FROM the beginning, this is...
Forum: Programming 14th April 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Accordian/Collapsible div in WP

Here's some self-contained code to do what I think you've asked. The second DIV remains hidden until the "reveal" link is clicked.

You can put as many of these as needed in a post, but you must...
Forum: Programming 13th April 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Installing Google Analytics On My Blog?

As I posted above, no plugin is going to help you (not allowed at wordpress.com) and you can't change the footer code.

All the above suggestions, other than mine, only apply to self-hosted WP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Tweet-u-later and twitter schedulers

Hootsuite is my favourite Twitter app. It lets you schedule tweets for later, and manages multiple accounts (and now Facebook pages too)

Welcome to HootSuite - The Professional Twitter Client...
Forum: Programming 6th April 2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: What free tools are you using for web development?

I've spent the last couple months trying out different editing software for PHP programming.

Originally I used Dreamweaver simply because that's what I used before I learned PHP.

I tried both...
Forum: Website Design 4th April 2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Basic Wordpress question

The pretty looking URL's is the "permalinks" feature. You'll find that item in the left hand menu. Just turn it on and your pages will be able to have normal names.

The error message means there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,776
Posted By theIMgeek
Tutorial: How to put "hand drawn" underlines and highlights in your website text

I wrote up this article about using CSS styles to create the effect of highlighter and red pen underlines. It was in answer to a question in the Web Design section, but nobody ever goes there unless...
Forum: Website Design 7th February 2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Can this even be done in HTML/web design?

It most certainly is possible.

While the sensible person might leave it at that, with a crumb of a clue for you to get on the right track, I decided to take a few hours to create a full-fledged...
Forum: Programming 5th February 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,753
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: How do I put a "tweet this" button?

Take a look at AddThis - The #1 Bookmarking & Sharing Service (http://www.addthis.com/)

They give you some code you can drop into any page, and lets your share with Twitter as well as Facebook and...
Forum: Programming 4th February 2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Cronjob Help?

Yup, if that one works then you can copy it and just replace the path to the new script.

-q and /dev/null just make sure that the script doesn't output any junk that results in anoying emails to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Order Button Pop-up

Part one: This must go within the <HEAD> tags of your page.


<script>

function makevisible(){
box = document.getElementById('hidden');
box.style.display = 'block';
...
Forum: Website Design 3rd February 2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Web Dev Review

Hi Waloosh,

I come from a web dev background as well, so I can understand the reasoning, but here's my advice... STOP WASTING YOUR TIME!



You've probably noticed that a lot of successful,...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd February 2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: This Page Averages 200 hops per day but has only generated 11 sales ever. What am I doing wrong?

On a technical note, there's something wrong with your sliding pop-up. As I write this, the signup box continues to slide down my browser page, falling into the depths of blank space and stretching...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By theIMgeek
Re: Where can I find people who can do voice overs for my podcasts/videos?

VoiceDaddy (http://www.voicedaddy.com)

VoiceDaddy is a community of amateur and professional voiceover folks who often do a very good job for free or small honorarium. Most are amateurs looking...
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