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Forum: Programming 20th August 2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: MySQL vs PHP vs <textarea>

I can't think of any reason you would do this other than storing source code...

Your basically creating a time bomb if anyone from the public has a chance to access this form.
Your having...
Forum: Programming 27th April 2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: .htaccess Quick Q?!?! SSL

Not true.
All linked resources and links in general or anything pointing outside the https page must also be https or IE will pop up that warning message.

Other browsers will not complain as bad,...
Forum: Programming 22nd April 2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,593
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Too old to start programming

I hope not :)
I started quite a bit later than that.

It all depends how much time you want to put into learning. (each day)
Also, with programming, learning never ends, there are always,...
Forum: Programming 22nd April 2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Question About PHP Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

OOP is not about building applications.
You missed the point from the examples that you pointed out.

The point behind OOP is having highly extendable code.
Along with organization of code,...
Forum: Programming 8th April 2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: PHPBB - With Ads??

You need to purge the cache in the ACP after you make a change to the files.
Forum: Programming 27th March 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Which PHP based open source forum do you recommend?

phpBB3 is PHP and runs on just about any database type, including the most common and default MySQL

phpBB3 has an extensive permission system.
For instance you can set people from the UK to...
Forum: Website Design 27th March 2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Wordpress Install Problem - Any Advice?

Check via FTP and see if there is a index.html file in the public_html or were you put the WP files, eg the index.php, wp-config.php

That index.html is being called by default.

To test it...
Forum: Programming 25th March 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: some idiot just hacked my site..

1. Use a secure password and username, not admin
2. Password complexity should be mixed characters. If you can remember it, it's not secure.
3. Limit FTP accounts, and make sure they have long...
Forum: Programming 12th March 2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: My Blog Is Too Slow To Load ?

Well your home page went up in requests to 69
But the size went down a tad to 1.74MB

The Gzip Scripts plugin is adding 4 extra requests.
I would think about getting rid of that plug-in and using...
Forum: Programming 12th March 2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: which the most secure web forum?

Well, I can only speak for phpBB3, not any of the others.
I personally have worked with and used phpBB3 since the start of the version 3 in Beta's and before that on phpBB2.

phpBB3 itself is very...
Forum: Programming 11th March 2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: My Blog Is Too Slow To Load ?

Yes, it definitely needs some attention.

Start with removing one of the 2 SEO plug-ins you are using.
Firstly they are both making database calls, secondly they are giving you duplicate meta...
Forum: Website Design 11th March 2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Setting up test Enviroment

Save you self a ton of head aches and avoid fantastico...

Setup the database in the Database management in cPanel.
Then upload WP the actual download to your server.
Then open the site in your...
Forum: Website Design 9th March 2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,602
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How To Make a SimplePress Forum run faster

You first need to find out what is causing it to be slow.

Find out how many queries are running on page load/
Add this to the footer
<?php echo get_num_queries();?> queries. <?php...
Forum: Programming 9th March 2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Mobile Site Redirect

This code
$detect = new Mobile_Detect();

if ($detect->isMobile()) {

Forum: Programming 1st March 2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How To Control What Image a Site Grabs When Shared

Its because the title attribute value of that tab is index
<a href="" title="index">Carol Amato’s Blog</a>

Also the title tag for that page is index.

You need...
Forum: Programming 27th February 2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How To Control What Image a Site Grabs When Shared

You would edit the Thesis header.php

Go to Appearance in WP admin
Click Edit

Then click the Header link

On a new line after the <head> opening tag add the code I posted above.

Then get...
Forum: Programming 27th February 2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How To Control What Image a Site Grabs When Shared

Try this

Edit your header in a text editor inside the <head></head> tags
<link rel="image_src" href="" />

Make sure you change the path to...
Forum: Website Design 24th February 2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Suggestions on new site.

While it looks better and is a great improvement, the next step is to work on page load.

23 requests ❘ 24.18KB transferred ❘ 1.10s (onload: 1.10s, DOMContentLoaded: 376ms)

Forum: Programming 22nd February 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,408
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Wordpress Site shutdown for cpu usage, need help

@DavidBratvold ( Code analysis gets a lot more technical than opening Task Manager.

FireBug -> Net tab for HTTP requests and header, etc.......
Forum: Programming 21st February 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,408
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Wordpress Site shutdown for cpu usage, need help

I agree with the above statement 101%!

I say it and see it all the time.
Along with avoid plug-ins unless it is essential to the functionality of the site.
Then if you use such a plug-in, check...
Forum: Programming 19th February 2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Need a quick PHP Help

<?php _e('Click here to Win Free Droid Bionic',TDOMAIN);?>

<img src="URL to Your Image" alt="<?php _e('Click here to Win Free Droid Bionic',TDOMAIN);?>"/>

Make sure you fill in...
Forum: Programming 7th February 2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Question about Flowplayer

FlowPlayer is a wrapper to play videos on websites.
It is not a desktop player.

It is one of the most commonly used sources for playing self hosted web videos.
Forum: Programming 22nd January 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: [HELP]WC3 Validation Errors and Warnings

Also note that p needs to be closed like </p>

The only tags that get closed with a trailing slash are
<meta />
<img />
<input />
<br />
<hr />

The rest of the tags should get closed with...
Forum: Programming 22nd January 2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: [HELP]WC3 Validation Errors and Warnings

Here you were saying bullets, I thought you actually pasted a bullet point in, which is a no no.

The <li> tag is called a list element (tag).
Anyway, I'm not sure if that is your exact code, but...
Forum: Programming 21st January 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: [HELP]WC3 Validation Errors and Warnings

How did you make your bullets?

All text, and images <img have to be inside a block level element
div, p , li, dd, etc...

If li is used then it needs to be inside a ul or ol element.
Forum: Programming 20th January 2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: [HELP]WC3 Validation Errors and Warnings

ID "bullets" already defined

You can only have one ID with a specific name per page.
Convert it to a class, that can be used as much as you want.
Also outside of lists if you want a bullet, use...
Forum: Website Design 10th January 2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: New Theme almost ready - still some issues

Javascipts or images are the only option for IE at the moment.
Especially if you are going to support IE7+ or even IE6+
Forum: Website Design 10th January 2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How do I make categories/posts static on wordpress?

Pages are pages, there are no categories in WordPress for pages.
Posts have categories.
You are using the wrong thing.

You can make a Page as a parent page and then create pages under it....
Forum: Programming 31st December 2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,258
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How do I run PHP on my PC?

Adding on to Steves comment, XAMPP is not configured to use short tags by default.

As another note it is also a standard to use the Full php start tag <?php
<? ?> is really not accepted anymore.
Forum: Programming 31st December 2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: I want to Learn PHP not for $$ but for Fun I Love the Code! I am I lost?

I suggest starting with learning the PHP syntax itself.
PHP: Language Reference - Manual (
Going through each part Basic Syntax, Types, Variables, etc........
Forum: Website Design 18th December 2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Modifying a theme, need some (code)expert help please

He was also missing the closing div after the missing <?php endif; ?>
On the bottom right.
Forum: Website Design 16th December 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Photoshop background

The canvas will always be square, it just depends on what you have visible for a background and it needs to be PNG or GIF, PNG is cleaner and a GIF will have pixelated edges or a matting.
Forum: Programming 14th December 2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,559
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn Programming?

:confused: I know about 15 developers including myself and we all develop on a local host. Granted we all have hosting for production, but development is still done locally.

Doing it online will...
Forum: Website Design 11th December 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Why won't my links stay underlined on my site?

Because you visited them.

In your style sheet for the theme it is specified that visited links have no decoration eg. underline.

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, h1 a, h2 a, h3 a, h4 a, h5 a, h6 a h1...
Forum: Programming 11th December 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Permalink Problem, ( I think ? )

I do not believe it is a permalink issue.
If you think it is you should be posting your permalink structure from the settings.
But I doubt it is.

It's being added dynamically on page load and...
Forum: Website Design 2nd December 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Code for Link Color in second style sheet

If the designer planned for you to use the style2.css then it is most likely already linked in.

Look at the code in the header.php

In the top section there should be a starting <head> and...
Forum: Programming 26th November 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,541
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Effect of cURL on SEO

Duplicate content penalty is the main thing I can think of.
Forum: Website Design 19th November 2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Why is this taking so darn long to load? Wordpress help.

There is definitely an issue there.
It may be intermittent but it was there when I visited.

Even your WP Cache plugin says so
<!-- Dynamic page generated in 41.100 seconds. -->
<!-- Cached page...
Forum: Website Design 13th November 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: "Best" 301 Redirect Method - HTML Site > Wordpress Site

When you use the permalinks it actually writes the redirect in the .htaccess with mod_rewrite. I would probably just use permalinks, then you wont have 301 headers from the redirects.
Forum: Programming 10th November 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: wordpress coding question

First this is not right
= array(get_option('allowed_pages'));
That line is defining an array with one string, the allow_pages value.
Not what you want.

You could do something like
$page_ary =...
Forum: Website Design 6th November 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Wordpress - Setting up installations offline

Yes there is, all developers including myself build off-line.

We use server replica software that has the same services as a server, eg. PHP, SQL, Apache

I personally favor apache friends -...
Forum: Website Design 6th November 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How to Put a Front Door Page on a Forum?

If the page is just going to be a splash page without forum data then it can be anything, even a plain HTML page.

Just put all of your forum files in its own directory like ...
Forum: Programming 28th October 2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Getting Your Blog Post on Twitter?

Sure, you don't have to install anything.

Sign up for FeedBurner, its free.
In feedburner add your blogs feed and then there is an option in the settings to have feedburner tweet it to your...
Forum: Website Design 27th October 2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Do html sites look better than wordpress sites?

Kinda funny, I thought the same thing about Joomla every time I looked at it.
To each his own I guess.

Anyway, a WordPress theme can be coded how ever you want the site to look.
There is nothing...
Forum: Programming 27th October 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Phpbb Email List

Well since phpBB is one of my specialties :)

Anyway, a person could obviously make an advanced mod for it.

But a simple and sweet approach that would be cost effective is to just make another...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th October 2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,473
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Snapcontent

I am not sure how you are set up but, would this work on your system for Amazon.

Use their Quick Linker JavaScript an input for the clients ID and the clients choice of Amazon keywords.

Then if...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th October 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: 1 Free war room membership-Senior Warriors Judge

I'm not opting in for this as I will sooner or later have the extra cash to buy my membership.

I just wanted to say that I enjoy seeing these types of great gestures here.
Made my day!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,664
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: HELP!!! Fees Are Killing Me!!!!!

It's even more depressing knowing that I hope for that some day :)
Forum: Website Design 22nd September 2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: WordPress Site - Uploading Files Securely

Personally I would not trust a third part source for this as it is allowing users to upload.

Unless I knew it was a very reputable source, like software that has been around for years and has a...
Forum: Programming 22nd September 2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How can I get rid of Java?

What programs are showing that error.
It may be one of them that is caching the error.
Forum: Website Design 20th September 2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Help pls! Why is this text on top of this other text?

Well the code has quite a few mistakes in it.

It could be any number of items. There are 245 validation errors, granted a lot are from a trickle down affect. [Invalid] Markup Validation of...
Forum: Website Design 19th September 2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Legal Advice Please

Also, the page is Flash.
Has no DocType (so it is not validly coded)
And no meta description which is more important the meta key words since Google does not consider meta key words for rank.

Forum: Website Design 18th September 2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: WP Pages Help

Add this plug-in
WordPress › Exclude Pages WordPress Plugins (

It will add a block to the page editor and allow you to exclude the page from...
Forum: Programming 14th September 2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 25,238
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: How to get root domain in Wordpress

$domain = get_option('siteurl'); //or home
$domain = str_replace('http://', '', $domain);
$domain = str_replace('www', '', $domain); //add the . after the www if you don't want it
$domain =...
Forum: Website Design 13th September 2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: I am feeling like the dumbest person on the planet at the MO...Please HELP me somebody

That is done by linking to anchors.

You can set an ID in a specific element and link to it.
So if Ido something like this
<div id="test">Something cool</div>

I can link to it like this in the...
Forum: Programming 13th September 2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By phpbbxpert
Re: Need major help with emailing contact form

OK, out of curiosity I dug into this a bit since I already have my own custom contact form.

It seems the phpmailer class does not provide security it just does the work of setting the files up in...
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