PHP-Nuke FAQ (19 Articles)

How can I see the exact version of my PHP-Nuke?

One way to check your PHP-Nuke version is to look it up directly in the PHP-Nuke database. To do this, go to cPanel > phpMyAdmin . Then from the left bar select the database for your PHP-Nuke installation. Browse the table nuke_config and find the option Version_Num . Its value represents your current PHP-Nuke version. The other way is to use a simple PHP script which will do the above check for you and print the result. Create a PHP file, for example vcheck.php , inside your PHP-Nuke folder and paste the following code in it: <?php require_once("mainfile.php"); if (!isset($Version_Num)) {   if ($result = $db->sql_query("SELECT Version_Num FROM ".$prefix."_config"))   {     list($Version_Num) = $db->sql_fetchrow($result);     $db->sql_freeresult($result);   }   else   {     $Version_Num = "Unknown";   } } echo "Your PHP-Nuke version is $Version_Num"; die(); ?> Then you should open this file in a browser to see the result. The path to the file should be: yourdomainname.com/nuke/vcheck.php …

Initial phpNuke installation and configuration.

There are two ways you can install phpNuke on your account: Manually, by downloading the script to your computer and uploading the installation files and folders to your account. Automatically via the Fantastico autoinstaller. For a detailed step-by-step information on how to install it both ways, please visit our phpNuke Tutorial .…

Detailed PhpNuke requirements.

The minimal phpNuke server requirements are listed below: PHP 4.1.x or above - http://php.net MySQL 3.23.x or above / PostgreSQL Apache 1.13.19 or above - http://apache.org You can find more comprehensive information about this in the official PhpNuke documentation at: http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=PHP-Nuke_HOWTO&page=prerequisites.html SiteGround servers are fully optimized to meet all phpNuke requirements and to provide the best hosting environment for it.…

What is PHP-Nuke?

PHP-Nuke is a powerful Open Source portal application. It can be used as a weblog or as a CMS. It allows webmasters and editors to easily post new content and comment existing articles. PHP-Nuke is one of the most popular tools for creating game clan websites. You can learn more about PHP-Nuke from our great tutorials and from PHP-Nuke's official website .…

How to upgrade my existing phpNuke application?

In order to upgrade your PHP-Nuke, please follow the instructions described in its documentation at: http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=PHP-Nuke_HOWTO&page=upgrade-php-nuke.html However, since this process is quite complicated and could cause great damage to your website, we advise our customers to take advantage of our Exclusive Professional Services . You only have to post a ticket with your request in your Helpdesk section->Exclusive Professional Services->Application upgrade .…

How to install additional modules to my phpNuke application?

Unfortunately, PHP-Nuke does not provide a built-in automated feature for installing modules and they have to be installed manually. Generally, you can find details installation instructions in the module package itself. You can also check our PHP-Nuke tutorial for more information on how to install an additional module in PHP-Nuke.…

My phpNuke portal times out frequently.

Generally, this issue is caused by an error on your website or database. Usually it is because of incorrect setting for the theme you use. You can find a lot information about such issue at: http://www.nukecops.com/modules.php?name=Forums In addition, heavy PhpNuke sites have problems because of the webserver's timeout setting. In such cases please try disabling any additional modules in your PhpNuke.…

PhpNuke times out

Heavy PhpNuke sites have problems because of the webserver's timeout. In such cases please try disabling any additional modules in your PhpNuke. …

How to configure my phpNuke to be accessible via the server URL instead of my own domain name?

Goto your cPanel -> phpMyAdmin . Once in hpMyAdmin, select the PHP-Nuke database from the drop-down menu at left. The page will refresh and the database's tables will be displayed on it. Open the SQL tab (look at the top navigation bar). In the text field write the following SQL query : UPDATE nuke_config SET nukeurl = " full_server_url_to_nuke " WHERE nuke_config . nukeurl = " current_url "; " full_server_url_to_nuke " - this is the full server URL to your PHP-Nuke installation. For example it could be http://siteground185.com/~username . If the installation is placed in a subfolder, the URL should be http://siteground185.com/~username/subfolder . " current_url " - the URL the PHP-Nuke is initially setup with. Once you are ready, click on the GO button to submit the query. If everything goes fine without errors, you should be able to access the PHP-Nuke with the server URL.…

How can I add/install additional modules to my PHPNuke site/portal/application?

Information on how to add some of the most popular modules to PHP-Nuke is available in our PHP-Nuke tutorial . If you are having problems installing additional modules to your PHP-Nuke, you can take advantage of our Exclusive Professional Services. You only have to post a ticket with your request in your Helpdesk section->Exclusive Professional Services->Adding modules to applications.…

I am receiving 500 Internal Server Error after making some changes to my PHPNuke.

The Internal Server Error is commonly caused by incorrect permissions of some files/directories on your account. We do not allow higher than 755 permissions due to the fact that our Apache web server runs PHP in SuExec mode. If you need to change the permissions of your files or folders you can do this from cPanel -> File Manager. After selecting the file or folder you can change the permission from the menu on the top menu. You can check exactly which files/folders have incorrect permissions in cPanel->Error Log. For more information about this issue, please refer to this article…

My PHPNuke shows blank page after theme change

You have to create restore.php file ( the name is an example it can be any name ) on your computer and add the following content:   <?php require_once("mainfile.php"); $theme= "DeepBlue"; $sql = "UPDATE ".$prefix."_config SET Default_Theme = '".$theme."'"; $result = $db->sql_query($sql); echo "Thanks for using this fix! Your theme has been reset to ".$theme.""; ?>   Once the file is created you should upload it under the www root folder on your account and visit the following link (if the file is not located under sub-folder of your www root directory ): http://yourdomain.com/restore.php Once the above URL is visited the default theme of your php-Nuke will be restored.…

How to reset my phpNuke admin password?

Here we will explain the easiest way to reset your PHP-Nuke administrator's password through the MySQL Database for it. The most convenient way to manage the database is via the phpMyAdmin tool available in your cPanel. Once in the phpMyAdmin select the PHP-Nuke database from the drop-down menu at the left. The page will refresh and the database's tables will be displayed on it. Open the SQL tab (look at the top navigation bar). In the text field write the following SQL queries: UPDATE nuke_users SET user_password = MD5( ' new_password_here ' ) WHERE nuke_users . username = " admin_username "; UPDATE nuke_authors SET user_password = MD5( ' new_password_here ' ) WHERE nuke_authors . username = " admin_username "; "new_password_here" - replace this with the new password you wish to use. "admin_username" - replace this with the username for which you would like the password updated. Once you are ready, click on the GO button to submit the query. If everything goes fine without errors, you should be able to login to PHP-Nuke with the new password.…

How to install PHPNuke?

You can install PHP-Nuke through the automatic script installation system - Softaculous following these steps: 1. Log in cPanel and go to Softaculous; 2. From Portals/CMS > PHP-Nuke click the "Install" tab and fill in the needed details; You can also install PHP-Nuke manually. For this purpose follow these instructions: https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/phpnuke/phpnuke-manual-installation.htm …