PagePlop uses SMTP Authentication to prevent SPAM and other
unauthorized email from being sent through our servers. Use the
following tutorials to set up your email application such as
Outlook Express with the POP settings emailed to you from PagePlop.
Modular Gateway Interface (MGI) Tutorials
PagePlop uses Modular Gateway Interface (MGI), from our sister
company PagePlanet Software, to accomplish everything that a
perl script or CGI can do. MGI includes a built-in database system,
ecommerce components, counters, forms processing - anything you
need. MGI is an easy-to-use system with HTML style tags. If you
know HTML, you can learn MGI in a matter of hours.
Begin with the "Understanding MGI" section in the
User Guide (below) to get some basic information about the MGI
system. Read "Using MGI" for step-by-step tutorials
for every function from counters and forms to databases and shopping
carts. As you learn MGI, you can customize the tags with options
found in the "Referencing MGI" section.
In order to use MGI tags with your hosting account, simply
place MGI tags in your web pages using a text editor (e.g., BBEdit,
UltraEdit, etc.) and name the page with a ".mgi" extension.
Then upload the page with MGI tags via FTP to the web server
and you're done.
All new PagePlop customers are automatically put on a server
using MGI Version 2. If you are an established PagePlop customer
or do now know which server your site is using, please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will determine which version of MGI you are currently
using. We encourage all customers to migrate their sites to MGI
Version 2. If you would like to migrate to MGI Version 2, we
can set up a development site for you on an MGI 2 server so that
the transition is seamless.
MGI Version 2 User Guide (opens new
MGI Version 1 User Guide (opens new