Sunday, November 28, 2010

installing tikipress

Looks like tiki press does not work like other wordpress plugins . you cannot just upload and activate it . You have to download it , unzip it and read the read me and then follow that to get it activated

=== TikiPress ===

Contributors: (need to add eventpress etc in here)
Tags: e-commerce, shop, cart, goldcart, buddypress, Tickets, event Manager
Version: 1.0 - Beta
Tested up to: 3.0
Requires at least: WP-e-commerce 3.7, The latest version of buddypress custom post types (version, EventPress Version
Stable tag:

== Description ==

This plugin allows you to create events, tickets as products, attendees everything you need to organize events.
This version is in beta mode so please report any bugs or suggestions to the blog.

== Installation ==

Note: This plugin requires the latest versions of each of these other plugins to run: WP-e-Commerce, EventPress, BuddyPress, BuddyPress Custom post types.

BuddyPress and EventPress can just be downloaded from - make sure they are the most recent versions.

All of these plugins install into the wp-content/plugins directory and should be activated like any other plugin

For best results you should install the plugins in this order: buddypress, buddypress custom post types, eventPress, wp-e-commerce, TikiPress.

==== Downloading a new version ====

This plugin currently does not have automatic plugin notification, however any premium upgrades for can be downloaded from:

You will be required to enter your Session ID (this can be found with your API key on your purchase receipt)

== Support ==

If you have any problems with TikiPress or require more information check this out:

General help:

Support Forum:

Premium Support Forum:

Please Note: that we will do our best to assist you with any problems relating to TikiPress, however general questions relating to the other plugins eg EventPress / BuddyPress We will not be able to help you with, you would need to talk to the core developers for that plugin

==Getting started with this plugin==

==== Important things to note / required settings ====
Below are the minimum required settings for all these plugins to work nicely please take the time to read and configure them.

1. For this to work you must set your permalink structure to /%category%/%postname%/

2. Go to Store->Categories and add "Tickets" category (in wp-e-commerce)

3. Go to Store->TikiPress -> Configure and select "Tickets" category (or whatever Category you made in step two, This is the category that all your ticket products created in wp-e-commerce MUST use) if you are creating other products to such as merchandise then create a different category for that.

3. The payment must be marked as accepted in the wp-e-commerce sales log in order for any redemption codes to be sent.

4. Users must be registered to your site to redeems ticket codes so it would be advised to change your wordpress settings to "anyone can register" (you do this under the main wordpress users menu)

5. Some buddy press themes (well the default one anyway) will not support Parent / child menu structure. If this is the case and you only see a products page (and not a checkout page) in your nav then please change the checkout page to have no parent.

6. If you would like to display a list of attendees on your site (so other users can see who is going to the event) then create a page with this shortcode: [bpt_attendees id='productid']
where product id is the product id for the ticket thats the event relates to. (an easy way to find this is to go to store > products and hover over the ticket in the bar at the bottom you will see the product id)

7. The Redeem page for ticket codes is also a short code so you will need to include this on a page also: [bpt_redeem_code_page]

==== Setting up the events (EventPress)====

1. Go to Events and add a new event, this is the event that you are going to be selling a ticket for.

The Registration metaboxes on this page are not used by TikiPress. TikiPress will deal with all the registrations / attendees so you can disregard this section.

==== Setting up BuddyPress and Ticket Checkout Fields ====

The BuddyPress fields determine what attendee data is collected for your event. The user buying the tickets at checkout will fill these out with their purchase. If more than one ticket is purchased then the person who gets emailed the redemption code will also be asked to fill out the same fields

1.(optional) Go to BuddyPress -> Profile Field Setup and add any fields you want. Values of Radio buttons and Drop-down lists will be shown in statistics, other information will be show per user.

==== Creating a Ticket - product ====

This is the ticket that you are going to be selling for the event you have just created.

1. Go to Store -> Products -> Add product Fill out all the details about your ticket and event etc.

2. In the Event Metabox please select the event that this ticket relates to, If this is not done then the attendees and statistics will not work.

3. Category - must be the category you set for tickets

4. If you want the tickets sold / reaming stock counter to work you must set a ticket limit for your product. To do this just select the options "I have limited quantities of this stock" Under stock control metabox.

===Testing this out ===

1. Go to front-end Products page

2. Add some tickets to your cart, to test the ticket code redemption you will need to purchase more than one ticket.

3. Enter billing/contact details and fill out the ticket information fields

4. Enter email addresses for the recipients of the other tickets (for testing enter in an address you have access to), those need to be emails of registered users, if they are not registered, then they must register with the same email before Redeeming the voucher.

5. If using manual gateway go to the sales log and change the payment status to accepted.

6. Check the email for a redemption code, for the other tickets purchased.

7. You should now be able to go to the redeem page and redeem your code, you should be asked to fill out the same fields again.

8. Once you have some registered attendees you can use the statistics and attendees features under store >buddyPress TikiPress

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How To Embed Subtitles To MP4 & FLV Videos Using Avidemux

<>is an open-source video editor that
satisfies your simple editing needs,
such as cutting and encoding, and is available for
Mac, Linux and BSD. You can also use this tool to compress videos using
VirtualDub <> (which
you can also do in Windows Movie Maker, but the video will most likely end
up with black bars).

It is one of many video editors for
some of which are meant for more professional video production
Although Avidemux isn’t a powerhouse video-editing software, it actually has
a lot of the features<>that
I thought made VirtualDub shine for the price of $0.

One of these features I previously
the ability to embed
subtitles permanently<>in
videos. A limitation that you’re presented with if you use VirtualDub
lot (despite all it can do) is that this Windows-only program only accepts a
small set of video file types, mainly AVI, MPG, and MPEG. Nowadays, if you
own any sort of portable device, be it an Android smartphone, an MP3 player
(iPod Touch) or some gaming device like the PSP, you will certainly need
your videos to be in MP4 format. Avidemux not only supports MP4 but it also
is capable of embedding subtitles so perhaps you can save yourself loads of
video-converting steps (though you might still benefit from using
PSP, etc.)

You will need to have the Xvid <> codec installed
(recommended also if you’re interested in publishing videos on
which is pretty standard for video encoding applications.

[image: how to embed subtitles]

1. Once you have loaded Avidemux up, press *Ctrl *+ *O *to open your video
(alternatively, go to *File* in the menu bar > *Open*) and select any AVI,
MP4, or FLV video.

[image: add subtitles to mp4]

2. If you want to trim part of the imported video, use the sliders to set
start and end points. Otherwise, go ahead and select the Xvid codec/mode in
the Video drop-down menu. This enables you to use filters, which you can’t
do in the default *Copy *Video mode.

[image: add subtitles to mp4]

You’ll get the Video Filter Manager window where you can select preset
filters for common tasks, such as cropping, resizing, etc. Head to the *
Subtitles* category, where you can choose to embed subtitles in SubRip text
format (.srt), MicroDVD subtitle file format (.sub), or the more
customizable SubStation Alpha file format (.ssa, .ass), which you saw on How
To Create Your Own
You can get the subtitles in the latter format using Subtitle
and Aegisub <>, which are among the best tools to
edit subtitle files<>

3. Double-click on the appropriate subtitle filter. Now select your subtitle

[image: add subtitles to mp4]

If you’re using the SSA subtitle filter like I am, there is really no need
to adjust the line spacing, font scale, etc. since you probably specified
those settings when you were creating your subtitles with, Aegisub for
example, so the default values will do fine. If you downloaded the subtitles
from the net, you can, of course, adjust these values.

Close out of the Video Filter Manager.

Even though there’s a *Preview* button, strangely enough, you won’t be able
to preview the video with the subtitles. If, however, you use any other
filter, such as resize, *Preview *will work fine.

4. Choose *Copy* under Audio mode, although you can also use the LAME codec
for MP3, which you can learn more about in Audio File Formats Explained in
Simple Terms<>

[image: embed subtitles]

Then select the video container/format (either FLV, MP4, AVI) you want to
save the video.

5. Save the video.

[image: embed subtitles]

The time taken to encode the video will depend on the length of the original

[image: how to embed subtitles]

That’s it! One of the strongest points about Avidemux is definitely the
ability to import FLV and MP4, something VirtualDub can’t currently do. One
area where VirtualDub does shine though, is filters or plugins. There seems
to be way more filters available on the web which can’t be ported to
Avidemux. If there is one thing I wish Avidemux wouldn’t do is crash
whenever I try to save the video in FLV. Otherwise, it works perfectly.

What do you use to embed subtitles permanently or do you prefer soft-subbed

Photo credit: MazenI77 <>
[image: Click here to find out


(By) Jessica holds a bachelor's in Psychology and loves to write about
useful applications and hacks in plain English. Check out her
articles<>or contact her
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Appleseed is the first open source, fully decentralized social networking software

Appleseed v0.7.6 Beta (Eleventh Release)

Sep 07 2010

New In This Release:

A new layout is being developed, and legacy code is being refactored.
Client-side i18n allows you to use the same lang file you have on the
server. All the foundational work necessary to move forward with the
user-facing code has been done. Now is when things get interesting.

A lot more. See _release/changelog.txt

About Appleseed:

This is the eleventh release of the Appleseed code base. Appleseed is
social networking software, similar to Friendster or Myspace.

Appleseed is distributed social networking, which connects friends on
different websites in a decentralized fashion.

Appleseed is being released under the GNU General Public License.

More information is available at


1. Apache 1.2 or 2.0

2. PHP5
a. GD image manipulation library.

3. MySQL 5+
b. InnoDB Transactional Database

Install Instructions

1. Move this directory into the htdocs/ or public_html/ directory where
appleseed will be run from. Appleseed cannot be installed in a
subdirectory. Subdomains, however, are fine.

2. Create a mysql database and username/password.

3. Point your browser to your website, and follow the install script

Upgrade Instructions

(This can be a little tricky, and these steps only work for upgrading
from 0.7.5)

1. Make a backup of your web directory and db tables!
2. Untar the release into your web directory, overwriting existing files
3. Move photos/ to _legacy/storage/photos/
4. Create the file configurations/local/local.conf with your site settings in this format:


5. Copy htaccess.original to .htaccess
6. Run the queries in _release/update-0.7.6.sql on your database, replacing "#__" with your prefix.


drop table #__systemStrings;


drop table asd_systemStrings;

Appleseed Resources

Team Website

Beta Test Site

Source Code

Bug Tracker

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on

Join our group on Facebook

Fund Appleseed on IndieGogo

Support us on Mozilla Drumbeat

Appleseed Roadmap

Updated: 09-06-2010
Version: 0.7.6

Base features, API, Framework, Themability, Internationalisation, UI Overhaul.

* 0.7.4 - MVC framework, Internationalisation, Refactor CRUD functions, Html form functions, Configuration inheritance, New theme, SHA512 for password storage
* 0.7.5 - Integrate JQuery, Session management, Form validation, QuickSocial specification, Documentation
* 0.7.6 - Input Purification, Refactor legacy code, Round out features and bug fix node control, Automatic update, Login component, and Client-side i18n.
0.7.7 - Round out features and bug fix Friends, Privacy.
0.7.8 - Round out features and bug fix Photos, Journals, and Comments components.
0.7.9 - Add micro-blogging and "wall" components,
0.7.10 - Add newsfeed component, round out features and bug fix control and config components.
0.7.11 - Add user options and system logging components, round out features and bug fix Messaging
0.7.12 - Add folksonomy component, round out features and bug fix groups, pages, and articles components.
0.7.13 - Add search and events components, build out JQuery integration and framework
0.7.14 - Add chat, video, and music components
0.7.15 - Refactor and round out new components. Semi-Freeze protocol and API with this release.

Optimization, Standards, Security, Error Checking and Reporting, Connectivity and Compatibility, Cloud Storage.

- Finalization of a standard, open protocol for communication between Appleseed sites and other open source projects
- Compatibility with Flickr, Twitter, and other major services (via newsfeed hooks).
- Profile importers for Facebook, MySpace, and others.
- Creation of cloud storage (ie, Amazon S3) file system hooks
- Full audit for proper error checking, reporting, logging and exception handling.
- Speed and performance optimization: server, browser, and network.
- Full audits for sensible defaults and system security.

FEATURE FREEZE! Bug testing, Code Cleanup, Documentation

API Enhancement, Scalability, User Interface Refinement, Security Fixes, and Optimization.

Content Management, Taxonomy, Social Graph, Analytics, Client-side apps, and more TBD.