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  • Try to contain yourself. I signed up for ‘free’ hosting on Yes, apparently frought with problems but I don’t want to wait around for the flybynight sites I signed up with.


    I cannot click “activate” in the plugins menu. Thank tripod for their evil frame scheme. I can load the admin pages by apending a “?” to the url

    example this:

    becomes this:

    Please please tell me there’s a manual way to hack-tivate plugins on difficult hosts! What can be done with PHPmyadmin? Some null file I can upload?


    I’m trying to hacktivate SpamKarma2 so that my blog won’t become easy pickings for spammers 🙂

    thanks el mucho!

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  • Mark (podz)


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    There will be a way, but the syntax in the database for activated plugins is very very strange. Really.
    Can you activate anything ? If so, go get bad-behavior:
    as that will protect you from almost everything.

    Nope, I can’t activate anything. Having read a few more plugin posts for a few hours I found


    and it contains only:


    googling for that was entertaining, but I have noooo idea what to type in to activate SpamKarma

    Mark (podz)


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    That may work – it’s from my install.

    (The a = no. plugins installed, the first i and s I have no clue, then it is i for plugin number and the s is the number of characters in the plugin name. Told you it was wierd!)

    Mark (podz)


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    Oh – put it all on one line, no gaps…

    sweet! thanks!!

    the first few times I entered


    tripod came back with “invalid data type in array”. But I repeated it a few more times and it stuck. Maybe there was a delay between my first change (your string) and my shortened string?

    I won’t be able to change any of the settings, but the defaults are plenty good.

    God bless you!!

    for the curious here’s the error:

    Warning: in_array(): Wrong datatype for second argument in /data/members/free/tripod/uk/s/t/a/me/htdocs/wp-admin/plugins.php on line 87

    SK really really prefers to be in ./SK2/


    than ./


    Mark (podz)


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    Was SK2 uploaded as a complete directory ?
    That looks as if the plugin file was uploaded to /plugins, whereas when you open /plugins you should only see /SK2

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