Posts Tagged ‘Scripting’

New Scripts added on Doteasy Scripts Library

January 13th, 2009

If you’re currently on the Doteasy Ultra Hosting or Unlimited Hosting plan and you’re looking for new scripts for your website, you may want to check out the Doteasy Scripts Library. We’ve added a few new scripts to the library. These scripts have been tested on the Doteasy server and we’ve also included a Doteasy-specific installation guide.

B2Evolution is a full featured multi-lingual, multi-user, multi-blog publishing application written in PHP.

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Nucleus is a multi-blog, multi-user, multi-blog publishing application written in PHP. Nucleus is intended for uses who want full control and “tweakability” over their blogs. With Nucleus, you can set up one or more blogs. You can even show the contents of multiple blogs on the same page.

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iZeit Calendar
Unlike other online calendars such as Google, iZeit is a calendar applicationthat you can install on your own domain and website. It is an easy-to-use online PHP calendar and to-do list. It supports multiple languages, categories and users to manage events, recurrence, themes, event comments, RSS feed, iCal import/export, public/private events, AJAX integration, PDF output, custom fields and much more.

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AliTalk is full featured web based messenger system written using PHP and AJAX. AliTalk allows chat users to create unlimited chat rooms, send private messages in PM box, and to ADD or IGNORE people from the chat.

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Drupal is a free and open source modular framework and Content Management System written in PHP. Drupal is an application that allows individuals or a community to easily publish, manage and organize a great deal of content on a website.

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Nexus is a web-based file manager that you can install on your own domain. Nexus is designed to help you centralize and organize your document library. Unlike and other hosted solutions, Nexus lets you control when and where you want to store and share your documents.

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PixelPost is a photoblog application powered by PHP and MySQL. PixelPost comes with many of the features that have been set as standard by the photoblogging community. You can also find templates and addons to extend the basic features.

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Coppermine Photo Gallery
Coppermine is a feature-rich photo gallery script with MySQL database. Coppermine supports template and user management, private galleries, automatic thumbnail creation and easily customization.

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Gallery is a photo gallery application written in PHP. With Gallery, you can easily create and maintain albums. Photo management includes automatic thumbnail creation, image resizing, rotation, ordering, captioning, searching and more. Gallery is great for photo-sharing communities as you can create accounts for friends and family to upload and manage their own photos, as well assign specific viewing/editing permissions on a per individual authenticated user for added levels of privacy.

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Easy Poll
Easy Poll is a PHP script to create your own poll on your website. The design of the script is fully customizable so that you can insert the poll into any webpage you want. You poll can have up to 5 answers and you can add, remove, edit or reset the poll at any time.

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Note: While these scripts are free to install and use, your account will need to be on the Ultra Hosting or the Unlimited Hosting plan for these scripts to work. If you are currently on our $0 Hosting plan but wish to use any of these scripts, you will first need to upgrade your hosting plan to the Ultra Hosting or Unlimited Hosting plan. You can submit your account upgrade request via the “Upgrade Hosting Plan” link in your Member Zone, or you can contact us directly for further assistance.

Before You Install: Boast Machine

April 4th, 2008

BoastMachine is a blog application. It is written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database.

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Use it because:

  1. lightweight, simple and easy-to-use
  2. multiple blogs and user registration
  3. built-in Shoutbox
  4. built-in backup/restore
  5. you do not need subcategories, plugins or other fancy stuff

Installing the script:

  1. Download the BoastMachine script download
  2. Install the script. tutorial
    Important: Pay attention to the file permissions in steps 4 and 6!

Customizing the blog:

BoastMachine has several ready-to-go themes available for download. download

After you have downloaded the theme files,

  1. Unzip and upload the files to the templates folder in the BoastMachine directory on your FTP account
  2. Login to your BoastMachine admin area and activate the theme via Admin > Themes

Customizing the theme:

Customizations are done by tweaking the theme’s CSS and PHP files, using the “Template Editor” function in the admin area.

More information on the template files:

For example, to add the built-in Shoutbox to the blog sidebar:

  1. Open the side_menu.php file
  2. Add the following lins to where you want the shoutbox to appear:

   <?php bmc_ShoutBox(); ?>

And if you want to change the appearance of the shoutbox, you will need to do so via the shoutbox.css file.

Language Packs

BoastMachine offers over 12 different language packs. download

Once you have downloaded and unzipped the file(s), upload them to the /bmc/inc/lang folder in the BoastMachine directory on your FTP server.

Spice it up with Mods!

There are many mods to choose from, from social networking to image gallery. more info

Once you have downloaded and unzipped the file(s), upload them to the BoastMachine directory on your FTP server as per the instructions in the ReadMe.txt file that comes with the mod.

Demo: Coppermine Photo Gallery mod

Before you begin, you will need to install Coppermine Photo Gallery on to your account on your account. tutorial

Then, after you have installed Coppermine:

  1. Download the BoastMachine Coppermine mod. download
  2. Open the /bmachine/mygallery/index.php file using a text editor and change the “$path_to_coppermine” and “$gallery_title”.
  • Change “/gallery” to the directory where you have installed your Coppermine Photo Gallery (the actual application, not the mod files)
  • Change the title of the gallery to anything you want

Additional resources:

Before You Install

April 3rd, 2008

author: Kathy

We all know that the Doteasy Ultra Hosting and Unlimited Hosting plans come with PHP and MySQL capabilities, and hence, you can run different programs and applications on your account, such as blogs, content management systems, image galleries, forums, shopping carts, wikis, etc. We like to see you making the most out of it, but unfortunately, it’s often frustration rather than excitement we see.

Common fears and dilemmas:

  • Overwhelmed by the number of choices
  • Discouraged by the installation steps and scripting terms
  • Disappointed that the software is not exactly what you thought and the key features that you needed somehow “disappeared”

We have all been there and we know how important it is to have resources and assistance. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a new mini-series: Before You Install.

Each week, we will test a different script/software/application on a Doteasy demo account. We will put together information on installation, activation and customization as well as neat tips and tricks we’ve found, and we will post them here on Doteasy Blog every Friday. If you have experiences you want to share, free feel to send in your comments.

At this time, we’ll only be looking at scripts and applications written in PHP as it is supported on all Doteasy Ultra Hosting and Unlimited Hosting (Linux and Windows) plans.

So, be sure to come back tomorrow for the first Before You Install! You can also add Doteasy Blog to your RSS reader for update and alerts.

RSS – What Is It?

September 18th, 2007

Some of you might have noticed a new icon on the footer of your Doteasy Hosted Blog, something that looks like this: RSS

Before you send us an email asking how to have it removed from your Doteasy Hosted Blog, let’s learn what it means and what it does to your blog.

What is RSS?

RSS is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. It’s basically a “What’s New” report for your blog.

The RSS on your blog creates a way for your visitors to detect changes on your website, fetch the new content from your blog, and present them in a condensed way.

So a visitor clicks on the RSS, what happens then?

The first thing they need is a RSS news reader, also called an aggregator. There are all kinds of news readers available. Some are web-based, meaning you access it through your web browser, some you can download and use it on your desktop or mobile device.

If you are on the Doteasy Smartmail system, you will have noticed that you can use your Doteasy Smartmail to receive RSS feeds. My YahooGoogle Reader and the Subscribe to this page in your Mozilla FireFox are other examples of an RSS news reader.

When your visitor clicks on the RSS on your blog, your blog sends the feed URL to their RSS feed reader. This basically tells their news reader where they need to go to for your blog’s updates, and to stay on-alert for updates. When you post a new blog entry, the news reader will notify your visitor by sending him/her a summary of the new content with a link to the actual entry on your blog.

How does having the RSS on my blog benefit me?

In many ways, RSS is similar to subscription newsletters, but better.

  1. You don’t need to send out newsletters. No need for mass mailing or emailing. All you do is post your new entry.
  2. The RSS news reader does all the update ‘pulling’ for your visitor.
  3. Your client has complete control of their news feeder, they can add and remove any RSS subscription anytime they want (unlike email newsletters, which I like to refer to them as “a spam complaint” waiting to be served).

In addition, because the news feeder sends your visitor a condensed summary of your updates, in a way, it’s like serving sending them a menu of your “today’s special”. They can access information on your blog easier and faster, in a way they have total control.