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  1. Hello Forum ! Are there some hidden settings or some trick I can use to make this work or find out what I am doing wrong? Please ask questions and I will verify. ​
  2. I am looking for just a starting point. I am looking for guidance in simply being pointed in the right direction because this is kind of intense. Me and a couple of other people have put together an e-commerce site (I will not tell you the url because I am not here to promote it). The web site is a wordpress website(yes, the plugins have gotten that advanced now). The distributor, the people who actually make and send out the products, have made is such that I can communicate with them via RESTFUL API calls. I have looked at some of the wordpress plug-ins for this and it seems that they will allow me only to do command-line web server calls to my website from outside. How can I code my website to make the calls to the REST API of another website? I do not know where the best place is to go to start researching this? Maybe I need to hard code the PHP of my website somewhere? I am just look for a starting point and advice at this point.
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    WordPress E-Commerce

    I am just starting the creation of a wordpress forum to be used with e-commerce. I figured I would start a discussion thread here and chart my progress and ask for suggestions. Has anyone built an e-commerce website from scratch based on wordpress? I am thinking I will use this: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-e-commerce/ wp-e-commerce I wonder if these are good tutorials for this: http://wpaisle.com/category/wordpress-tutorials/
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    IE 10 Problems?

    Has anyone had any problems where a website behaves differently with Microsoft Internet Explorer 10? I got a call from someone who said that he could not use a drop-down window on a web page I manage after he upgraded to Internet Explorer 10 and he did not have any problems before. If my memory serves me, it is not possible to have two versions of IE on a computer (which is what I would like to do to test this). Is that right? Also, is it possible to uninstall and reinstall Internet Explorer?
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    Hello forum. I have inherited a project. It uses CSS to format the body of the web page. Its appearance needs reworking. Right now it looks like a bock plopped in the middle of the browser window. I want it to have nice borders and a header going across the top and the bottom. Here is what it looks like now: Here is what I would like it to look like: I am not as experienced with CSS as I would like to be. But I was able to dig into the code and find where the html was formatted. I am writing this post now because I would prefer if this design was on a table rather than on the entire HTML page. The CSS element "html" is defined ni a "main.css" file like this: html { background-color:#eee; padding:0px; overflow:auto; height:100%; } html body,html form { background-image:url('../images/body-background.gif'); width:1200px; margin:0px auto; box-shadow:0 0 15px 15px #bbbbbb; padding:0px; } the image ../images/body-background.gif is not the background of the whitespace on the right and left. This gif file is the background of the block in the middle. So, how do I make this declaration a table declaration instead of a declaration and format for the entire page? And once this change has been made, what sort of corresponding code changes do I need to do in other code files?
  7. I am trying to go from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7. The 32 bit Vista was installed by mistake. My system can handle a 64 bit OS. Now I have finally found the time to upgrade. But the 64 bit intallation DVD can't be read from my OS. Any Advice? Do I need to boot from that DVD drive? Will that work?
  8. I have a question about Wordpress Admin Account It seems like I have lost my admin password to my wordpress blog. I tried to send a reset password message but I did not get any email notification. I kind of remember that the admin account in wordpress is a special case and that you cannot loose the password for that account. Is this right? Does this mean I will have to rebuild my wordpress from the ground up? I mean, will I have to reinstall everything? I found a web page that tells how to go into my database and change my admin password. http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/the-agony-of-the-lost-wordpress-password/ It says: But this did not work. I noticed that all the passwords started with "$P$B". So I added these to the reset admin password. But this did not work either.
  9. HTML and JAVASCRIPT and COOKIES There are examples on the internet and tutorials on how to set and get cookies using only javascript with html. The examples I have tried do not seem to work. Has anyone here actually successfully done this?
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    How do I stop these annoying hackers?

    How Do I Fix This WordPress PlugIn Issue? I am getting a ton of these automatic requests from “users” requesting username for my Wordpress forum. http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/Athono/this.jpg I think these unwanted automatic requests are easily accomplished by this plug-in: http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/Athono/plug-inplugsup.jpg I had thought that maybe there was something wrong with my Registration page but now I know this probably is not the problem. As a test, I commented out the registration button on my php login page and even after doing, I still get a flood of unwanted automated requests to register. In fact, I found the php code in the plugin that sends me this dreaded email address: > function send_approval_email($user_login, $user_email, $errors) { if (!$errors->get_error_code()) { /* check if already exists */ $user_data = get_userdatabylogin($user_login); if (!empty($user_data)){ $errors->add('registration_required' , __('User name already exists', $this->localizationDomain), 'message'); } else { /* send email to admin for approval */ $message = sprintf(__('%1$s (%2$s) has requested a username at %3$s', $this->localizationDomain), $user_login, $user_email, get_option('blogname')) . "\r\n\r\n"; $message .= get_option('siteurl') . "\r\n\r\n"; $message .= sprintf(__('To approve or deny this user access to %s go to', $this->localizationDomain), get_option('blogname')) . "\r\n\r\n"; $message .= get_option('siteurl') . "/wp-admin/users.php?page=".basename(__FILE__)."\r\n"; // send the mail @wp_mail(get_option('admin_email'), sprintf(__('[%s] User Approval', $this->localizationDomain), get_option('blogname')), $message); // create the user $user_pass = wp_generate_password(); $user_id = wp_create_user($user_login, $user_pass, $user_email); update_usermeta($user_id, 'pw_user_status', 'pending'); } } } This function is mentioned in the php code as being associated with the register_post command: > add_action('register_post', array(&$this, 'send_approval_email'), 10, 3); So what the heck is a "register_post" command? I do not like what this function, "send_approval_email" does. I do not know how this "register_post" message is triggered. Apparently, it can be triggered directly to the server through a URL. THen all the captcha elements are useless as well as any agreements that the user needs to click on are also pointless. How can I add to this function variables that check to see if other items are clicked on in the other plugin?
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    How do I stop these annoying hackers?

    That is incredable if what you are saying is true. Imagine people on some country who have to go home at night and explain their jobs to their families. They must think it is high-tech marketing. I have a solution. I simply make my web site a paid site. Give me some money if you want to post on my web site. Not much. Just a buck or so to weed out the riff-raff. It will stop the spammers in their tracks. It is telling them to become legit advertisers. They will flee ! The first step towards my making my site like this was to see if I could force them to agree to something, like pay me. Making sure that they would click on an accept checkbox was my first step. To see if this would stop the spambots, I fist made my plug-in require this check box and my next step was to disable the box completely. My test was to see if this would stop the process completely. But it did not. So clearly the spambots are completely bypassing my plug-in on my registration by sending some sort of URL command directly to the server. I need to know how they are doing this. Any ideas?
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    How do I stop these annoying hackers?

    How do I disable New Username Spam from my Wordpress Blog? Here is a tip I found: http://www.geeksdesk.com/disable-new-user-registration-in-wordpress-phpmyadmin/ That is a bit extreme. I want people to be able to register. I do not think the way I want my web site to be will work of there is not a registration page. I was assuming that somehow there was a script that was being run in a direct sort of way that was generating these email messages. But, for now, I will go with the idea that maybe a bot is running on my register page and it is getting beyond the Captcha control. I thought this way because the email messgae is saying that someone is requesting a username, not that they are trying to register. My Forum/Blog is a paied web site (to keep out the riff-raff) and people have to buy a subscription to the site. But, suprisingly, this does not stop my inbox from being flooded by "requests for a username". Here is what my inbox looks like: http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/Athono/this.jpg Most of the time, the email addresses in these messages are fake. But sometimes they are not but when I email these persons back, I am ignored. So they really are just spammers looking for a way of posting ad content on my web site for free. The Registration page has a CAPTCHA Code required entry field: http://www.arguemax.com/wp-login.php?action=register But I wonder if the bots are sophisticated enough to get past that. The user has to click on the "I accept the agreements" field but the agreements field clearly tells the user that they have to buy a subscription. If they do not click on that check box they get this: http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/Athono/wordpress.jpg One way I want to try to keep from getting all this spam is to make it such that the registration button is inactive until they click on the subscribe button https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_subscribeCC_LG.gif How do I go about making that happen? I want to do this without resulting to any ajax control. I want to set some sort of varable to false that will make the registration button inactive and then set it to true if they click on the subscribe button and then send a refresh message to the registration page.
  13. Some "usermane" is requesting a "username" in my wordpress blog. I did not expect this to happen with my wordpress blog. I do not know if it is just users stupidity or if it is spammers trying to break into my blog. Either way, it is something that needs fixing. Apparently people are trying to log in without registering. I have been getting annoying email messages that say essentially: That is not exactly what it says, but you get the idea. Click here to see an actual message. So I am guessing that what is happening is that someone just clicks on "log in" and then requests a password instead of clicking on Register. But there are so many of these messages that I have to wonder if this is a spam bot. On the other hand, the message says it is requesting a username, not a password. So this is some sort of wordpress spam and trick someone is using where they are bypassing the normal login. And it does not make sense. Think of it. Some "usermane" is requesting a "username". How do they do that?
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    I have a question about referrals for my wordpress blog. This might be more of a PHP question than a wordpress question. After I manage to add the field to the sign-up page where the user can add a referral ID, how do I add the functionality where that referral ID can be inserted automatically in the sign-in page? I know that in PHP you can add strings at the end of a URL like?this or like?this=that but how does one make sure that this translates to a string being added to a field in the web page?
  15. If a user to a WordPress blog decides to delete his/her account. How do I go about providing this functionality to him/her? What would be especially useful is if I got a notice that this happened as well. Perhaps in the form of an email to me. I am not sure if this is a plug-in issue or not.