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Is there a way to capture a users data after a Paypal transaction has been completed? [closed]

Are there any $_POST variables that are sent with my transaction complete url, that I can save in the users session. I would like to be able to capture the email address from the customers PayPal ...
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why is my site slower with amazons cdn?

so I have move most of the static objects to amazons Cloudfront CDN example: http://images.storyfollower.com/images/cycleOfStories.jpg which through cname point to the cdn Now I just ran a speed ...
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A simple and free guestbook script?

Looking for a free, simple PHP guestbook script - couldn't talk the client out of the idea - and I remember using something fairly easy to set up a few years ago that used a simple txt file to store ...
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Why isn't my PHP file running?

I recently installed Apache and later installed PHP too. When I browse to http://localhost/index.html it displays the default Apache page "it works". But when i try to run ...
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PHP paid-for support script? [closed]

I'm looking for a support system/helpdesk where users are required to pay for every question they have asked. Can anybody recommend me a good one?
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Newspaper space allocation for news and advertisment [closed]

I need to develop a online system for a local newspaper for allocate their daily advertisements and news on each page of the newspaper. They have more than 5 persons to get advertisements from ...
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How to keep a local copy of all images and still serve images from Amazon S3?

I'm using amazon s3 to host assets for my site (mainly images). At the moment when a user uploads an image via a form, the php script uploads the image directly to my bucket on s3. I would like to ...
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.htaccess is not working in vps hosting

what is solution to create a .htaccess file in vps. I have tried most of the .htaccess file.but it doesnt work in vps. What is the solution? here is the code of htaccess file. RewriteEngine on ...
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What is Easiest Way to Change URL Structure of Dynamic PHP Website? [duplicate]

I am a SEO guy and always facing this problem, that PHP sites make dynamic URL with IDs. This is not SEO friendly structure—like this /article.php?id=2987—and need to be changed like this ...
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Create a search for my HTML and CSS site that runs without an internet connection or database?

I have a website that I have written out in plain old HTML and CSS, and want to integrate a search function into it. However, the site is meant to be run offline, from host machines in their local web ...
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Is there a free PHP/AJAX file management script with directory synchronization?

I want a real easy file management script with a nice clean interface which I can run on my own hosting and password protect. I also want to be able to sync a folder in it to my computer.
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Connecting oci8 to Apache & PHP

We're building a Debian server to host a website which is built on PHP. It connects to an Oracle database. I need to connect the PHP to the Oracle database using oci8. However, some of the steps I've ...
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Analyze high load due to Joomla?

I have a Joomla site causing very high (php) load on the server. I have already ran the MySQL slow log feature and it doesn't appear to be MySQL. What are some ways to analyze a Joomla site to ...
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Best lightweight PHP/MySQL forum with spam-protection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I have already searched and checked out posts like this and this but it isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a lightweight ...
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Spambots looking for phpmyadmin and more

I inherited a couple of sites that send the webmaster an email with each 404 error. I get a smattering of errors each day, but there are times when I'll get dozens, even hundreds, of errors from these ...
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How does a CDN work on the tech side?

I never used a CDN before so this is a noob question, but how does it work on the tech side. For example right now when a user uploads an image on my site it is uploaded to the "/uploads" folder at ...
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Recommended shopping cart: Paypal Payment Pro Integrate into existing site

I ve done research on various shopping carts for way too long now, but I can't seem to find a shopping cart that is SIMPLE, LIGHT-WEIGHT, and easy to INTEGRATE into my existing website. I will have ...
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Google and random redirects

I have a site where homepage "example.com" redirects to random joke(example.com/random-joke). First I redirected with php, but then google indexed that joke page(rather to be empty). I used "302 ...
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javascript/php sorting plugin

I have a set of thumbnails and I want to sort them by name, by rating and by newest added. I've found Quicksand which I think is pretty good, but I need to know if there are some other scripts/plugins ...
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What is easy to integrate statistics script?

I develop a website on that people can create their own subpages with some tools i provide. And i would like to add the ability for users to see statistics without setting them on their own (like with ...
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.htaccess mod_rewrite 500 internal server error

Whenever I place my .htaccess file in my web directory I receive a 500 internal server error and within the error.log file specifying: [Sat Jan 21 13:46:07 2012] [error] [client xx.xx.xxx.xx] Request ...
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HTTP-to-SMS gateway software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add SMS text messaging functionality to my website? I want to send SMS via PHP or ASP API and want to process the incoming SMS; suggest me a good HTTP-to-SMS ...
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How to deploy Zencart on live environment

I have to deploy my zencart on my live server , when I deployed it on stage it was very painful. I had to do everything step by step again , because of lots of customization it takes lots of time , ...
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How do I make SEO friendly URLs from my PHP pages?

I'm pretty new to this and was wondering how to turn my site URLs into SEO friendly URLs using .htaccess and mod_rewrite? My URLs take the form mydomain.com/index.php?pid=1&pagename=Some Page I ...
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Recommend an open source CMS for single page web site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS)/Wiki should I use? Hi I want to create a single page web site like http://kiskolabs.com/ or http://www.carat.se to display my ...
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Most common Apache and PHP configuration for portable Web Applications

I always create web application using PHP but I always distribute and deploy my works to different kinds of server platforms and web server configurations. Thus I always encounter problems in ...
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Looking for a FormBuilder that gives me all images and sourcecode to my form

Wow, I started my search this morning and didn't think it would be so difficult to find. I'm just tired of spending hours putting together simple html forms in dreamweaver. I'm an enthusiast web ...
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Self hosted PHP shopping cart with no storefront? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I am looking for a shopping cart to implement on a simple website instead of the default paypal cart that is used with their add to ...
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How to setup SSL to protect secure information

At the moment I have a website running in quite an insecure way, I'll refer to it as example.com. To add better security we're starting to store passwords using bcrypt but we are currently not using ...
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How can I create a review site which is similar to craigslist?

I want to create a site where you can review different things in the town. Example could be a Restaurant, a park, a doctor, a school. The user creates review and uploads pic if he has. I want to ...
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Is it possible to add a logo to an existing image file? [closed]

Is it possible to add additional image to an existing image using php or jquery?The logic is same as watermark in PHP but I want the logo to be draggable so a user can position the image anywhere on ...
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Should I make pages on my website accessible by the admin only? How do I do it?

In my website idea I have got a number of pages that should be accessible by the admin only. Is this a good practice? (amateur alert) Also how do I protect these pages? I know about if ...
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What are the pros and cons of running PHP as an Apache module or a FastCGI?

My VPS is giving me the option between running PHP as an Apache Module or a FastCGI. How should one make this decision? Performance? Security? Ease of use? Compatibility? I'm using PLESK.
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How can i use the HTTP_REFERER to come from a specified domain name

I know the HTTP_REFERER method has a security loop, but it most cases it works fine. How can i use it, to limit how a user see other pages on my website, instead of just directly clicking on the link ...
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My php.ini configuration is being ignored - how can I override the error reporting level in my PHP scripts?

Just migrated to a new server, and its error reporting level for PHP is higher than the server we migrated from. It's showing warnings and notes about deprecated PHP. While obviously, the long term ...
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How to run the PHP script at scheduled time

I need a valuable suggestion that I have to run the PHP script at the scheduled time daily to update some fields in database and to send automated email. How I can do this? Is it possible to write ...
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Looking for quick and simple blogging solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm looking for a really quick "plug in and play" style blogging software for php. It's to be used on a website that ...
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PHP 5.3.8 does not active mysql extensions

I'm installing Apache, PHP and MySql on Windows 7 (I need to run Apache under current user instead of a service so I can't use wamp or similar). The thing is PHP does not get to load mysql extensions, ...
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How do I make SEO friendly URLs?

My url is: website.com/profile/?id=24 I want it to be: website.com/profile/kevinlee The ?id=24 will be replaced with the username of the id=24 in the database How do I convert it to that?
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Got PHP; Need Designer; How Good is this approach

So I was free for a couple of weeks and hence I wrote the php script for a website that I had in mind. To be honest; I am not the best; I am just an amateur; I have read a couple of books (o'reilly) ...
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Force all PHP Mail() to go through SMTP

Is there anyway to force everytime the PHP Mail() is used to force it to use SMTP authentication? Maybe a setting through the PHP.ini file or a server configuration?
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All Wordpress PHP Mail stuff being sent to spam

Every mail sent with the PHP Mail() is getting sent straight to spam (all providers e.g. gmail, yahoo, hotmail) My IP is not blacklisted. Here is an example of an email header that got sent to spam: ...
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Generating RSS Feeds Automatically?

I am running a static PHP website for the past 3 months. It's not a CMS but just simple PHP files (no database) in to which I add content. I am struggling to manually create RSS feeds as it is very ...
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When to upgrade your web-hosting? Advantages of VPS?

Right now I'm using shared hosting from ixwebhosting. As I've developed more websites for clients and continue to receive more visitors each month I have experienced a lot of "lag" and slow load times ...
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Web server specifications for online Text-based web game

I am developing an online text-based game similar to Mafia wars. Of course I won't expect 20 million players on my site, but I want to choose a web server that is suitable for me. I am a complete ...
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Status Dashboard

I know this question has probably been asked so many times before, but I can't find anything helpful out in the wide world. I'm looking for a status dashboard for my company's websites, that I can ...
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Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?

Note: I posted this originally to stackoverflow.com, had it closed, and was told to post it on programmers.stackexchange.com. So I posted it on programmers.stackexhange.com, had it cloased, and was ...
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Can a web-server be reached in other ways than through `HTTP` or externally?

A server hosting an application built in PHP: Can the server be reached in other ways than through HTTP or externally? Is GET and POST only populated through the HTTP protocol? Is HTTP headers, GET ...
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Generic updater for php-applications and other webapps

I administer a few servers, on some of which are a lot of users which happily deploy mediawikis and oder php-applications. This gives me headaches since there are often old versions of them lying ...
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Alternatives to PHP [closed]

We are starting a project, which goal is to create new frontend interface to our product. Old version was created in PHP, very poorly written. We are choosing the language and frameworks that we want ...