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

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance | Skins | Plugins


Nucleus
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.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance
Official Nucleus Documentations | Skins | Plugins


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.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance
Official iZeit Documentations


AliTalk
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.

Links:
Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance


Drupal
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.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance
Customization Guide | Themes | Modules and Plugins


Nexus
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 Box.net and other hosted solutions, Nexus lets you control when and where you want to store and share your documents.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance


PixelPost
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.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance | Templates and Addons


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.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance | Theme Creation and Customization


Gallery
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.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance | Themes | Modules


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.

Links:
List of features | Doteasy Demo | Installation Guide | Installation Assistance


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.


 
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author: Kathy

WordPress is one of the more popular blog platforms out there and one thing I love about WordPress is the many widgets available: Akismet, Flickr, etc.

However, WordPress requires PHP and MySQL capability, which are not supported on the $0 Hosting account. But if you want to use WordPress and you do not want to upgrade your Doteasy hosting account, there are a few ways of doing so.

One way is to map your domain to your WordPress.com blog. Note that this option requires you to purchase credits from WordPress and you have to change your domain DNS to ns1.wordpress.com and ns2.wordpress.com.

Another way (a free and hassle-free way) is to use the free domain forwarding function on your Doteasy web hosting account to redirect your URL to your Wordpress.com blog.

Steps:

1. Signup for a free blog at www.wordpress.com. Your blog address will be yourname.wordpress.com

2. After you have setup your blog, login to your Doteasy Member Zone and click on the Setup Domain Forward function under the “Domain” section.

Setup Domain Forwarding

3. On the “Domain Forwarding” page,

Domain Forwarding

  a) Domain Forwarding: Select Enable

  b) Destination URL: enter the URL of your WordPress.com blog (ie. yourname.wordpress.com)

  c) Mask Option: this option allows you to display either your domain URL (ie. www.yourdomain.com) or the destination URL (ie. yourname.wordpress.com).

  d) Website Title: enter the title of your website.

4. When you are ready, click on the Save Change button.

After you have setup domain forwarding, your visitors going to www.yourdomain.com will be redirected to yourname.wordpress.com.

Benefits:

  1. You get to enjoy the powerful features of WordPress
  2. You don’t have to upgrade your Doteasy hosting account or purchase any WordPress.com credits
  3. You don’t need to install the script or configure any database. Everything is done for you by WordPress.com
  4. The Domain Forwarding function is free and you can disable the setting or modify it in your Doteasy Member Zone

 
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SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image viewing application. SimpleViewer is supported on all Doteasy web hosting plans, including the Doteasy $0 Hosting.

Doteasy Installation Tutorial

A client emailed us the other day asking if there is a way to have SimpleViewer as his website with navigation for the individual photo albums he has uploaded to his website.

Can this be done? Yes.

There are actually a few ways of doing it.

Using a Menu Page Link

One way is to create a menu page link on all albums’ index.html page. Example

This is done by adding the following lines directly before the <div id="flashcontent"> tag on the index.html files:

Note that if you want the menu page link to show up on all your albums, you will need to add the code on all of the index.html files.

This also means that if you add new albums to your website later on, you will need to manually update the links in each and every index.html file.

Using a Menu Gallery

Another way is to create a SimpleViewer menu gallery and insert <A> tags in the caption to link to individual albums. You will get this:

simpleviewer

What did we do?

  1. Create individual albums as you normally would.

  2. Create a menu gallery as you would for a normal photo album. This menu gallery includes one image from each of the individual albums.

  3. Open the gallery.xml file and edit the <caption> lines:


  4. Upload the contents of this menu gallery album directly to the root directory on the server and test the links by visiting your website.

* Caption text can include a limited set of HTML formatting, including hyperlinks, line breaks, font tags, bold, underline and italics. However, you must wrap HTML formatted text inside a CDATA tag, <![CDATA[....]]>, like the one above.

To add more albums later on, all you need to do is update this menu gallery with the new image and caption.

For more SimpleViewer customization how-to’s: http://www.airtightinteractive.com/simpleviewer/faq.html


 
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Joomla! is a free web content management application. Some people find Joomla! difficult to learn and many have given up to try something else. But the truth is, Joomla is not that difficult once the concepts are grasped.

The easiest way to learn Joomla! is to go through the admin area, item by item, and play with it until you start seeing how everything relates and how to get things set up.

Install Joomla: Doteasy installation tutorial

1. Design your website - Content

To save headaches later on, I strongly recommended spending some time planning the content you want to display and what you want to achieve with your website before you get your hands dirty with Joomla. Do you want a blog? Photo gallery? Forum? Shopping Cart?

2. Joomla! Extensions

Extensions are elements (or applications) that will help you display your content on your website.

There are thousands of extensions available for Joomla!, from blog to gallery, shopping carts, forums and more. Extensions come in three different types: components, modules and plugins (or mambots).

Components are core elements that make up the functionality of your website. Components are linked using menu(s) and are displayed in the main body of your website. Examples include blog, gallery, etc.

Modules are small display items with content that can be displayed anywhere your template permits. Examples include Main Menu, Hit Counter, Polls, etc.

Plugins/Mambots are small, task-oriented functions that add extra functionality to a component. For example, you can use an image viewer plugin to display pictures within your blog entry on Joomla.

Browse the Joomla! Extensions Directory

Use the Joomla installer to install extensions. You do not have to unzip the files prior to uploading, the Joomla installer will take care of all that for you.

3. Joomla! Themes

The standard Joomla installation comes with a couple default themes. If you want something different, you can check out these Joomla theme sites:

4. Find your Module Positions

Now that you have decided on a theme and you have uploaded all the extensions you need, your next step is to place the modules on the website. To do so, you will need to know where each module position is.

There are two ways to find the module positions:

a) One is using the code index.php?tp=1 right after your Joomla URL. If you have installed Joomla in the root directory: http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?tp=1

b) The second way is to use the “Site -> Preview -> Inline with Positions” function in the admin area.

JoomlaAdmin

This will give you a screen with all the module positions laid out with the module numbers and names.

Once you have the positions figured out, you can start placing the modules on the positions you want them to be, moving them around until they fit your needs.

More information

General/Beginners Guide
Quick Start: Joomla! v.1.0
Quick Start: Joomla! v 1.5


 
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If you need an email form for your website, you will find a couple suggestions on the Doteasy website:

Doteasy Web Tools
HiQFormMail

There is another simple email form you can check out - MicroContact Form.

MicroContact Email Form

You will need to signup with the developer to download the script. However, signup is free.

The script consists of 3 files: microContact.php, style.css and icon.gif

Basic Customization

1. Define your email address

change email address on contact form

2. Customize the HTML portion

customize HTML on contact form

Advanced Customization: Adding more fields (require basic PHP knowledge)

Say you want to add two new fields to the form: contact phone number.

1. Add and define the new error messages:

add new error to contact form

2. Add new field to the form:

Add new field to the form

3. Edit the function sendMail to include the new entity

Edit the function sendMail

4. Add the following.

Add the following to contact form

Customizing the Appearance

  1. Style.css - If you want to change the appearance of the form, you will need to do so via the style.css file.
  2. HTML - If you want to add more content to the form page itself, you will need to do so via the HTML portion of the microContact.php file.

Uploading/Installation

Once you have made all the customizations, upload the entire folder onto the server. You can rename the file microContact.php to contact.php or any filename you wish to use.


 


 
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