What is Black Sheep Research?

It is the trading name used by Martin Brampton. Information and services are offered in software development and web hosting. Software development currently includes PHP or C. Web hosting is based on the cost effective use of VPS services and standard software such as Apache and MySQL/MariaDB.

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Joomla set live_site in configuration.php

To operate correctly, a site built with Joomla! needs to correctly identify the site name. Something like https://black-sheep-research.com. The installation process does not ask for the site name, and the administrator configuration editor does not provide for setting it either. There is a variable in the configuration file (configuration.php in the rooot directory of the site) called $live_site but it is set to a null string by default. Yet in a default installation of Apache, Joomla will not work correctly…

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Stop Joomla! registrations with fake email addresses with our plg_user_check.

Having trouble with fake registrations that use non-existent email addresses? They clutter up your system and cause errors if you try to mail them. Prevent them happening. Install the Black Sheep Research email check plugin. Purchase it in our FastSpring shop, install the plugin into Joomla in the usual way. You need a Hubuco account and to configure the plugin with your unique Hubuco API key that you receive on registration. You’ll even get some free checks to try out…

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BeaconLive SOAP PHP Access Classes

Image by Freestock The access classes provide an easy way to make use of the BeaconLive SOAP interface for applications written in PHP5. You can purchase the right to use them for a modest fee – please contact us for details.  The classes require no knowledge of SOAP and use the PHP SOAP extension (which must be installed).  The major actions are handled by the conflinkBeaconRequests class.  A set of classes is provided for the objects that are relevant to…

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