mojoPortal: September 2011 News Roundup

It has been a busy month for mojoPortal; the latest version, 2.3.7.0, was released on September 29. The biggest change in the latest release is the improved support for web farms, enabling mojoPortal to support more robust implementations. According to Joe Audette, work on the web farm support will be continued into October. Web farm support will include leveraging Windows Azure, as well as more traditional web farm configurations. For more detailed information on the release, check out Joe Audette’s post. Learn More

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mojoPortal Tips: Using The Disqus Comment System

Recently, one of my clients started leveraging the blog functionality in mojoPortal for reviews and giveaways, allowing comments for each blog entry as a means of entering the giveaway. The issue she ran into was that by default, mojoPortal’s built-in blog comment system captures URL, not e-mail address.  As you can well imagine, this made it much harder to contact winners, if they do not have a website of their own.  Of the options available, we decided to activate the Disqus comment system that is also integrated into mojoPortal. Learn More

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Setting Up the Necessary Dolphin 7 Cron Job

Hello and welcome! In today’s blog we are going to talk about the mysterious “cron job” you need to setup for your Dolphin 7 website to function properly. The Crontab is a time based scheduler that is used on most web servers to automate tasks. The tasks it automates for Dolphin are video processing, sending mass emails, and cleaning the database nightly. Not setting up this cron job (or setting it up improperly) is the #1 reason people report video uploads not working. Learn More

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