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  1. Bendensin added a post in a topic: Download:Turkish Language Pack for IPB 3.4.x   

    My IP Community Suite is about Turkey, but it is in the English language. Most all of the users understand English and only some understand Turkish.
    If I use this Turkish language pack, will it change everything to Turkish, or will users have a choice of English or Turkish?
  2. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    Spanner I love this app. But when you have these choices for download:
    I have no idea which one to download and then upload. I'm using PHP 5.4, so any one of these choices should work, but they don't. I have to download and upload all of them until I find the one which doesn't break everything.
  3. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (M34) Videos System   

    Thank you, Mike, it worked.
  4. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (M34) Videos System   

    The number of videos in my "Other Videos" category has automatically created a second page. I can access the first page just fine, the first page is here:
    But when I click on the "page 2" link to go to the second page, I get this error:
    I'm doing this as Admin, and I don't know why just clicking to go to page 2 would cause a permissions error. Can you assist?
    I'm using Videos System v3.0.3.
  5. Bendensin added a post in a topic: IPB vs Facebook   

    Facebook was hurting me too. But now Facebook is a source of my traffic. My site, ( ), has the forum but also articles, using IP Content, and tons of photos using IPGallery. Previously I had gotten tired of answering the same questions over and over in my forum, so I wrote articles which covered all of the usual questions ( ). Now I use the articles in the same way with Facebook. I do the same with the photos in the photo gallery.
    Here's what I did:
    First I opened a Facebook PAGE about Turkey under the same name as my site (don't open a Facebook group, you will end up with a second forum).
    Then I joined as many Facebook groups and followed as many pages about Turkey that I could. Now once a week I visit them. I am  looking for two things:
    1. Any content on other pages and groups that I can share on my Facebook page . Just by perusing similar Facebook pages and groups and sharing, my Facebook page has grown substantially in popularity. Of course I also add posts about my articles and interesting topics in my forum.
    In a sitting I sometimes share up to 50 posts and photos from other Facebook pages and groups. All of the good stuff (no BS posts) from multiple pages and groups ends up on my page. Of course every one of those shared posts ends up with a link to my site in the "Say something about this" option which appears every time I share something.

    2. Any comments, or any of the same questions in Facebook groups or pages that I get in my forums, which are answered in my articles. Or a post about something which I have a photo of. When I find something like this, I reply. And my reply includes a link to one of my articles or photos/photo galleries about the same subject. I don't over-do it. Facebook page owners don't mind this practice as long as you're helping a member, and you are! :)
    Think of it as chumming. There's lots of fish guts in the water (a suitable metaphor for most of the content on Facebook), and lots of fish will get a free meal. But you can also throw your line in with a nice chunk of bait and catch a lot of them.
    Think of Facebook, at least those groups and pages about the same thing your site is about, as a chum slick. Happy fishing!
  6. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    Two questions/suggestions, and some general feedback...

    1. Is there a way to make the contact e-mail address optional?

    I would like to populate my directory with 1,000 businesses or so with free listings obtained from information that is already online. Basic business information. Then we're going to start approaching these businesses and offer these pages for sale to the business owners, and add much more detailed info, photos, etc., then give them a login name and password so they can manage their pages once they pay. You have a great feature here which enables us to change the owner of the page when somebody buys it.

    A lot of businesses, restaurants for example, don't use a contact e-mail address, so I can't add them to the company directory.

    2. Is there a way to add a tabbed panel, so a page can have more than one language?

    The businesses I deal with are in Turkey. And while my audience is English-speaking, the business owners are definitely going to want a Turkish language option. Rather than having two languages on one page, I'd like to suggest another option.

    As an example, I'm using the Classifieds plug-in to list real estate.

    Example URL:

    It has tabs for the description, one for "Overview" and a second for "Questions." I can also add other tabs for whatever other pages I want, so if this was incorporated into the company directory, it could be used for multiple languages, among other things.

    Some feedback

    This product has tons of potential in my opinion. Everybody uses TripAdvisor to find businesses. But the businesses don't control these pages, TripAdvisor does. While it's nice to have customer reviews, one of their biggest problems here is competitors who pose as reviewers to write false, and bad, information about them. With the business directory, they can have a "TripAdvisor" type page that they own, and can update any time they want. They can also decide for themselves what to do about the reviews.

    Also for us, when we have a page about a business, we (our website) also appears in the Google search results any time somebody searches for that business, and people learn about our website and visit it as a result.

    After we add around a thousand businesses with basic info (so we don't have to go in saying "you're our first business!") we plan to sell these pages cheap. A representative could theoretically just go from place to place with a digital camera and laptop, and create a page for a business, get payment, and move to the next one.

    And by selling yearly subscriptions, it's regular income. I think this could be a real money-maker for us who use this plug-in.
  7. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    It looks like that was it, I uploaded the wrong version. Everything is working now, thank you Spanner!
  8. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    I am running PHP 5.5. I just upgraded from Company Directory 2.3.3 to 2.3.5. I successfully uploaded everything in the Upload folder. When I logged in to Admin it took me directly to the upgrader.

    During the preliminary compatibility check, I got this:

    So everything looked compatible.

    But when I ran the upgrader, I got this fatal error:

    Please help, my site is down now.
  9. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    I'm using a fixed layout with a 1024 width. Unfortunately, that causes the business directory to push out beyond the right side of my forum by around 85 pixels. It looks like I can adjust the width of the left sidebar so the photo carousel will fit. Where would I find the settings, in which style sheet, to make the adjustments?

  10. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (M34) Form Manager   

    I'm not getting any e-mail alerts of new form submissions. I assume there must be a setting where I can enter an e-mail address for the alerts, where would I find that?

    Great product, by the way! :)
  11. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    To follow up on my situation, it seems my problem was caused because I was using PHP versio 5.2.17. After I upgraded to PHP 5.5, the business directory worked perfectly. The upgrade did cause an issue with Nexus, which was solved by installing the latest version of Nexus also.
  12. Bendensin added a post in a topic: IP.Gallery Image on Sidebar   

    I recently upgraded from PHP version 5.2.17 to 5.5. It is working now. It would be nice if there was a way to cache this and to make the thumbnail size bigger.
  13. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    I downloaded and uploaded the files. This time it took my site down immediately, I didn't even have to install it.

    I went to install it anyway and was able to access the admin cp. It did not show under "Applications Not Installed." So I assumed that it somehow replaced whatever files in the previous version, so I enabled the Company Directory version which was there.

    Again, I got this error:
    Fatal error: The file /home/***/***/applications_addon/other/companydirectory/extensions/search/config.php cannot be decoded by this version of the ionCube Loader. If you are the administrator of this site then please install the latest version of the ionCube Loader. in Unknown on line 0 I will send you a PM.
  14. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    Version 5.2.17.
  15. Bendensin added a post in a topic: (SD) Company Directory   

    I uploade the files and re-installed it, then enabled it. It took my whole site down.

    All I get is an error message now:
    Fatal error: The file /home/turkeyc/public_html/admin/applications_addon/other/companydirectory/extensions/search/config.php cannot be decoded by this version of the ionCube Loader. If you are the administrator of this site then please install the latest version of the ionCube Loader. in Unknown on line 0 I was able to get in to admin, and I tried disabling it. I got the same error above.

    I also tried removing it and got the above message.

    Now I have to get my host to restore yesterday's backup to get my site up an running again.