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Thread began 4/29/2010 6:44 pm by tom.macknight308031 | Last modified 5/03/2010 12:01 pm by Justin Nemeth | 1002 views | 6 replies |

tom.macknight308031

Strict Standards?

OK... pulling my hair out and I am bald.

CMS 1.02
Using clients server with Cpanel and I have no admin access. Can't verify or change for that matter, the time zone.

I get this..

Strict Standards: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. Please use the date.timezone setting, the TZ environment variable or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/offshore/public_html/CMS/admin/contenthistory_results.php on line 291

Plus, on the page, itself, I get nothing.

PLEASE HELP!!

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tom.macknight308031

Got it to display...

Got it to display on the site.. but the timezone deal is not letting me see past history, or my file manager.

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Justin Nemeth

I had this same issue on my Apache server and I fixed it by making a .htaccess file in the root of my powercms folder with the following code:

php_value date.timezone America/Los_Angeles



Basically, your PHP on your server doesn't have a default timezone so this file gives it a default. If this doesn't work for you, you would have to contact your host and ask them to set a default timezone in PHP for you.

-justin

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tom.macknight308031

Thanks

When I put that in the root of the PowerCMS folder it gave me a 500 error.
I will keep trying. Thanks for your help..

Is there something I am missing in Cpanel (which is the only admin I have) that would change that? Already contacted the admin and he said he couldn't change it.

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Justin Nemeth

A 500 errors probably means your server it not liking the .htaccess file. It might be set up to not allow you to override the settings in this way and that is why it is producing a 500 error. That means the server didn't like something and since that is the only new setting, it must be that.

The admin can change this setting easily on their end or allow you to selectively overwrite it. They should have the setting anyway since anyone who tries to use the date function will encounter the same error.

The only other thing you could try is adding this code to the top of the php page giving you the problem. It basically just hides errors from displaying - but I don't know if that will really fix the problem or just mask it.

php:
<?php ini_set('display_errors''off'); ?>



-justin

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tom.macknight308031

PHP Question

My hosting company re-did my hosting account, wiping out everything and I started over.

I am now using PHP 4.4.9 and I do not have the same problems. I am not sure if that the problems were because of the PHP version (I had 5 before). But the end result is that I have a working program without the errors.

Now I have Power Gallery 110 and I am trying to install it and it says that I need to have PHP 5.

Here is my question .... do you think that the strict standard errors on CMS by using PHP 5 since they are no longer an issue using PHP 4? Do you think I will have them if I update to 5? I ask this before I upgrade because I did not see a solution to go backwards from 5 to 4 in Cpanel.

Thanks so much for your help with this issue. You have been very helpful.

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Justin Nemeth

I have only noticed those date errors on PHP 5 myself, so its hard to say what will happen when you switch it back to PHP 5 mode. It depends on if your host changed anything for that date setting. PowerGallery requires PHP 5 since it uses some features (such as SimpleXML) that aren't available in PHP 4.

If you still get the error in PHP 5, try looking in to the date_default_timezone_set() function function.date-default-timezone-set.php. Looks like that is another way to set the timezone on a per page basis. Not as clean as a site wide fix, but would probably do the trick in your case.

-justin

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