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  1. Also, I am no longer getting the failed to connect to the host error.
  2. They didnt specify if that was the reason it was failing, but that they "could not open inbound ports for shared hosting packages". After speaking with someone else on the subject that has had to do the exact thing that I am attempting to connect to, they explained that they had to request that hostgator open that port and they stopped receiving that same error (error 7: Could not connect to host) Update: After going back to them explaining that it was an outbound connection and with non-malicious intent, they opened it without hesitation.
  3. That is what they are telling me. I believe they have most ports blocked unless you request them to be opened. I am trying to use port 12046. Just for clarity, that's true to it being an outbound connection?
  4. I need to ask my host to open a port for outbound connections via cURL. THey are telling me that they cannot open inbound ports for my hosting package type. I have been told that curl or file_get_contents makes an outbound connection. I can't seem to verify this through the docs unless I am missing something. Can anyone verify before I go back to my host and make a fool of myself?
  5. You can check the $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] variable and make sure that it comes from paypals website. That is just one way to do it. I'm sure there are more.
  6. $text = $_POST['txttext']; $text = nl2br($text); $text = mysql_real_escape_string($text); That is all that is necessary. nl2br() needs to be done before you place it in the DB. then you can just echo the text.
  7. I have a function that is supposed to look into a string from a database and replace all "{Gallery:[0-9]}" with a php function that will print a button to the page that opens an image gallery. Now, I can get the button on the page and make it work with the javascript gallery. However, it places the html for the button before the text string that it searched though. For example: String from DB: "Please check out this {gallery:9}." Should print : "Please check out this [Gallery 9 Button]." Instead, it prints: "[Gallery 9 Button] Please check out this" Here is my code that I have. function print_button($id) { echo '<span class="gallery_btn ui-state-default ui-corner-all" id="openerForGallery'.$id.'">Gallery</span>'; } // print_button() takes 1 param: id of the gallery, then echos the nessesary javascript and then a button // for opening that gallery. function get_galleries_from_string($str) { $str = preg_replace('~\{gallery:([0-9]+)\}~ies', 'print_button($1);', $str); return $str; } I have simplified the functions for debugging purposes. And it works just without the fluff of the javascript functions. If you know of a better way to do this, I am all ears.
  8. Ok, maybe "software" is misleading. It's a pre-build website. Similar to WordPress. When the "software" is installed, I would like it to send data back to my server about the domain it's published on. So really, it wouldnt be used a lot since it only sends the data once during the lifetime of the "software".
  9. No, I'm just asking for what technology is available to do it. I don't want to track tons of information. Just what domains actually use the software. So, yes, how to encode it and send back to the server and I am aware of json_encode()/decode() just never had a use for it. Should I take your response as you are for json?
  10. Hi, I am writing a piece of software that I would like to track who is using it. What I need is something similar to google tracking. Do I need to use jsonp? Or is there another way to avoid that, I would need to learn how to use json to do that. Basically, I want the script to post to my server to a php page that will insert all the gathered info into a database on my server. I know how to do the inserting and whatnot but how to deliver the info is the question.
  11. This is a broad area of expertise. There are many things you must educate yourself on. Collision detection algorithms be one of the important ones. It's a very interesting topic and I wish you luck in your endeavor. I would say that you should research them as they will help you immensely while creating a game.
  12. Everything in the exec' function (echo or otherwise) gets placed above the entire string when echoed. is there a workaround for this? the gallery() function requires in a template.php that prints the javascript image gallery to the page and a button that opens the gallery. but the button is above the string on the page. Is this an expected side effect of the require?
  13. Here is a real simple answer. I make no guarantees that this is the best way. With the API, it allows you to upload directly to youtube from a form on your site. When they do that, you can capture the url (from the youtube API) and save it to a database. Then you can use that url from the database to play it on whatever page you want. You can gather whatever info you want and save it to YOUR database. Like a unique name/description/username (of up-loader) etc.
  14. It will be hard to do so without giving a long-winded lesson on Wordpress. I will give a site that has excellent tutorials on everything wordpress. The get_links() function (of wordpress) prints out (to the page) all your links (that you set up in your admin area) in <li><a href="?">?</a></li> format... This can be added to your tabs. To do so, I'm afraid you will need to do some research. It is out of the scope of this post to explain it all. So go through these series of tutorials and you should have little problem implementing what I am saying. http://www.wpdesigner.com/2007/02/19/so-you-want-to-create-wordpress-themes-huh/ This guy explains it the best i've seen. Sorry I cant help more but hopefully it sets you on your way to being able to figure it out.
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