A Warning About Using Izap Plugins for Elgg 1.8

A few days ago, someone started a thread in our own Elgg forum, announcing the release of their new plugin: Izap Disk Quota and other plugins as well. However, we strongly recommend staying away from those plugins. In this article, I will strongly recommend you to not to use those plugins in our servers.

After I saw that post, I was curious and went to the Elgg community to see the plugin Izap Disk Quota. For my surprise it was an odd plugin. First, the plugin needs a framework, called Izap Bridge. That’s pretty normal, however such framework is not available on the Elgg community and to get it you must register on another site.

After I finally got the framework, I installed it like you normally install a plugin in Elgg. However, when I tried to use it I couldn’t because I had to register my domain name in their site. In other words, I had to give the address of my Elgg network if I wanted to use the plugin Izap Disk Quota. That’s just plain wrong, because there’s no reason why a free plugin will need my domain name. I find it suspicious, and I believe it sends server information to the developer, which is wrong. Learn More

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How to Configure Web Server to Host Silverlight Applications

Not only IIS web server can host Silverlight applications. Apache can host up Silverlight content too. Silverlight introduces two new file extensions (.xaml for loose XAML files and .xap for the zip-based binary packaging format). As a result, you need to add the MIME types for those file extensions to your web server so that it recognizes Silverlight content appropriately. Here are the MIME types you need to add to the server configuration:

Extension MIME Type
.xaml application/xaml+xml
.xap application/x-silverlight-app

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How to Add or Remove Features From Your Mobile Dolphin Website

Hello and welcome! In today’s article, I am going to show you how to add or remove features from the mobile version of your Dolphin based website. Currently Dolphin only has two mobile pages, the homepage and the profile page.

To access the mobile page builder, simply log into your Dolphin admin and select “Mobile Pages” under the “Builders”  sub-menu on the left.

Mobile page builder

Mobile page builder

Now on the “Pages” drop down menu select “Homepage”. Learn More

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