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  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
moneytoo Purchased

Hello,

first of all: Great script :)

Now, my question. How can i add my own pages. I know, i can add an info page like about and terms, but i need them with my own path.

Any idea?

alcalbg

Hi,

Since SocialStrap is using rewriting rules, I think you can do this by creating a sub-folder and switch off all rewriting rules there. Then you can put some static content or whatever you like in that folder.

I never tried this myself so let me know if this works

Milos

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Hi I love Social Strap but theres a big problem. Email confirmation and even invitation is going straight to peoples spam in their email. Why is that ?? Some users think they never get an email because of they failed to check spam. Also the email confirmation isnt instant is there a way to speak that up ?? Please let me know thanks!

Default-user

I’ve also tried better invites same problem

alcalbg

Hi,

Technically, php scripts do not send emails, that’s server’s job. In the past email service on the Internet has been abused so many times that noways most IP addresses and servers are blacklisted.

In SocialStrap you can overcome this problem simply by configuring which server will send your emails.

Log in as admin and go to Settings -> Email.Setup

There are two options:

1. php mail() – this is default, emails are sent trough the server on which the script is installed. If you are on shared hosting there is a big chance that your server is blacklisted and all emails sent from SocialStrap will probably be marked as a spam. On the other hand, if you have your own, well configured and maintained server, this will be the fastest way to send emails.

2. smtp – with this driver you can configure and use remote server or email service to send emails. I highly recommend this method in combination with Mandrill email service (http://mandrill.com/ free for 12.000 emails per month). You can even configure and use gmail with smtp. When you use proper email service you can see what is going on and easily track which emails are delivered.

Milos

Default-user

Thanks for the reply I will try that ! Also do you know if you will be adding twitter share ? I think its just facebook and email share right now. That would be great !

alcalbg

There is a free 3rd party addon for twitter share built by Richard Evans, check here: http://www.socialstrap.net/addons/

Default-user

perfect very very good work thanks !

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
moneytoo Purchased

Hello fatalistiktunes.

Ask your hoster if he offers reverse DNS. Explanation: http://support.simpledns.com/kb/a45/what-is-reverse-dns-and-do-i-need-it.aspx

This could help.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

moneytoo thanks !!

  • Philippines
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users

any plans of adding a blog add-on or wordpress integration add-on? that would be cool. :D

alcalbg

Hi,

Yes, that would be cool. Thanks for your suggestions, I’ll think about it. You can post this at webdev group so others can join and discuss your ideas.

Milos

iscagigas

hi, got these errors when logging out:

Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘Zend_Controller_Response_Exception’ with message [message removed]

alcalbg

Hi,

It looks like this is caused by ‘referrals’ addon. Can you disable that 3rd party addon and try again please?

Thanks

alcalbg

I saw that this add-on has been updated by David and the current version is 1.2

Is this fixed now?

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

i seem unable to acess the website ive setup the database and stuff but when i click on the social strap directory it just redirects me back to my own directory full of my own websites? please help really want this site to work.

Default-user

its on my own server on my own network btw

alcalbg

Hi,

Please send me your application URL and FTP credentials to info@interactive32.com so I can look into this.

Thanks,
Milos

Default-user

i dont have a url i have a ip adress as i just use the server on my local network it isnt port forwarded at all? could that be why?

alcalbg

I don’t think this is a problem. It could be rewriting rules issue or misconfigured web site. Do you have Apache web server?

Default-user

Yes I do

alcalbg

Can I access this server somehow to check what may be wrong?

Default-user

i could see if i could port forward it and get a web address for it but im not 100% sure how to do this?

alcalbg

Ok, let me know when I can access your server via FTP.

You can perform a simple test – remove everything from SocialStrap directory and put this simple test script there: http://www.socialstrap.net/tester.zip

Check the output and if this fails than your server is not configured properly.

Default-user

okay thanks for your help will let you know what happens

Default-user

i got this

“Your server does not meet the following requirements in order to install SocialStrap. The following requirements failed, please contact your hosting provider in order to receive assistance with meeting the system requirements for SocialStrap: You are missing the curl extension”

how do i resolve this ?

alcalbg

You must enable or install the curl extension. Usually this means to uncomment one line in php.ini and restarting the web server. Curl extension is common requests for most scripts and it is installed by default on most servers and hosting plans.

This can help: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#q=enable%20curl%20php

Default-user

ive installed curl but i havent got a pass in any of the boxes?

alcalbg

Ok, we are getting somewhere. In those boxes rewriting rules from .htaccess file are tested. Since none passed then your rewriting rules are probably not working at all.

To fix this put the SocialStrap files back to that folder and follow instructions from here: http://wiki.socialstrap.net/index.php?title=FAQ#I_have_my_own_Linux_server_with_Apache2

alcalbg

Even better, leave that tester script so you can immediately see if you have fixed this or not.

Default-user

i dont really get how to do the override stuff? i dont get a 500 error by the way

alcalbg

You don’t have AllowOverride directive configured correctly. What is the full directory path to your SocialStrap installation?

Default-user

its just let me in now?:) how weird??

Default-user

but it wont let me sign in as admin :/

alcalbg

Yes, you must allow rewriting rules for everything to work. Open your apache config file and set this at the end or at SocialStrap block:

<Directory /var/www/html/SocialStrap>
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all
</Directory>

Then restart your web server one more time to apply this.

Default-user

i opened my apache config file but its all symbols, but i still added that on the end of it all and now it wont restart?

alcalbg

Apache config file is usually located here:

/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

if not, then try here:
/etc/httpd/httpd.conf
/etc/apache2/apache2.conf

This file should contain something like this on the top:
# This is the main Apache server configuration file.  It contains the
# configuration directives that give the server its instructions.
# See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/> for detailed information.
# In particular, see
...

Do you have some experienced system admin to help you with this?

Default-user

ive changed the config file but now when i click on it it just comes up with the index page and all the php?

alcalbg

Can you send me that config file to info@interactive32.com so I can take a look?

Default-user

it seems to be working now i reinstalled a few things on my server and it works :) thanks for your help

Default-user

where are the message directories and things? it says not found

alcalbg

What do you mean? There are no message directories, it you are getting ‘not found’ then you probably haven’t solved rewriting rules issue.

  • Canada
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Would SocialStrap be able to modified to work in a way that would allow you/me to use it as a social center for games like SecondLife.com, Utherverse.com and IMVU.com

alcalbg

Hi,

I don’t see why not but please note that I am not available for customization or freelance at the moment. You will receive full source code so if you know php/html/js you can modify or add anything you like to create your own gaming social center.

Best,
Milos

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United Kingdom

Looking for a “platform” that integrates both a social network with a phpBulletin forum, that can manage 1,000+ members.

I current run a premier Ning site – Elgrand.ning.com, which is a “paid for” template forum with a social network front end – originally developed 2006/07.

Long overdue to move to my own platform, but needs must, need to migrate over 20,000 posting, 8,000 photos etc, all data can be downloaded as jason files, but need then to upload.

what d you reckon – can you help?

alcalbg

Hi,

I am not available for migration jobs or freelance at the moment. You can try to find developers at some freelance site like oDesk.

I can recommend you to start from scratch here, those type of migrations can be painful.

Best,
Milos

Default-user

Hiya thanks for the reply, I can “possibly” handle the migration myself – asking if it is possible to be able to “associate/upload” jason files ??? never done it before – so asking if this is possible or do-able so I could move this forward and potential use your scripts – as like the LOOK?

Quick QUESTION – is there a FORUM module? As I need a front end social backed with a FORUM for technical information.

speak soon Clive

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • France
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
smaufras Purchased

Hi,

First, fantastic script ! I think search results don’t work for youtube video title… and you ?

Thanks.

alcalbg

Hi,

Thank you. Yes, you cannot search for youtube title, only link at the moment.

Best,
Milos

Default-user
smaufras Purchased

It’s a really big problem for me, could you solve this ?

alcalbg

Maybe in some future update, I’ll write this down.

You can tweak youtube posts addon yourself so it writes the actual title as a post data. At the moment this data is stored in a separate meta-table and including this table in a search logic may degrade overall performance.

Default-user
smaufras Purchased

Could you add this feature in the next update ?

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Me and my friend bought this one… Cannot find the image album module ? Pls help Sir.

alcalbg

Thank you,

Go to your profile and click on ‘Images’ button and then on ‘Albums’ below.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hello,

Social strap is a nice program!

Question: there seems to be a problem logging in using the default internet browser of Samsung. Facebook log-in also has a problem. Can you check? Thanks!

alcalbg

Hi,

Just tried on my Samsung using default browser, everything seems to work fine on live preview. Login and fb. (Samsung galaxy core)

No one else reported this so please double check.

Milos

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United Kingdom

UPDATE I Like what I am seeing, great to see many modules that can be added. Is there a FORUM Module? Is there a special pages Module is there a Paid (paypal) for membership application/ login?

Could you have a Look at http://elgrand.ning.com and could we discusss what OPTIONS I would need to buy in to offer a SocialMedia/ Forum Club site… that I can design using CSS…

For your info Ning provides a very rigid template, that is Sooo outdated!

Look forward to “working” out ideas with you to produce a NEW experience… speak soon

alcalbg

Hi,

At the moment we don’t have a paid membership or forum addon. All available addons are listed here: http://www.socialstrap.net/addons/

We had a discussion few months ago about forums: http://live.socialstrap.net/profiles/showpost/name/alcalbg/post/2690

Some users are already migrated from other platforms to SocialStrap but they did this on their own. You can post and ask for some advice here: http://live.socialstrap.net/webdevs

Milos

Default-user

Thanks for the feed forward, but sorry really do need a FORUM.

Members complain bitterly about Facebook not being able to “catalog” information, but then also complain about the poor response time of our NING site, this is a Forum Groups and Social network all combined into ONE. But now showing its age.

We need a forum as we have over 20,000 + topics that need to be accessable… Social Media isnt the answer, as this only shows immediate comments… Not good

what else is there that could be ADDED to make this work, either as a stand alone or integrated – would be nice to Split | SCREEN – with a side menu of forum topics….

what about it? This is what is MISSING off FB, and as said everyone else seems to miss this weakness of a SM Network….

Default-user

Oh read the article as advised – hence my COMMENTS above.

Default-user

How controllable is the Layout – as further looking the SIZE of each comment is taking up nearly half a screen – we have 100 – 300 comments on our existing FB site, so further needs to identify a cleaner timeline or cataloging of TOPICS for referencing to…

alcalbg

If you’re coming from Ning you should know that there is no drag & drop site builder or design studio here. You will have to know how to code in php, html, css and javascript using model-view-controller (MVC) programming pattern to make all those modifications and customization. Please note that I am not available for freelance but you can try to find help at some freelance site like oDesk.

If you need a forum that much then maybe you should find something else that has this feature implemented out of the box.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
  • United Arab Emirates
Khandxb Purchased

How I can modify the emails go to users when they get new private message or like etc.. Email only says;

Hello **
  • sent you a new private message Thank you

How I can add more text there, can’t see place in Notifications.php

Is there any way to do that :)

alcalbg

Hi,

You can edit notification email template app/core/views/emails/notification.phtml

Milos

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