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how to make it working

Postby thomas.thomasabraham » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:17 am


I am working on OJS 2.0.1. As the part of the project , we have to
add some more fields for the i have edited in the following filed ..
but after doing this, i have just resterted the system , while i am trying to
login or to register in a JOURNAL it just gives a blank page .... like for

for register in a jounal :: http://localhost/ojs201/index.php/jog/user/register
i gaves a blank .. not dispaying the template
for login::http://localhost/ojs201/index.php/index/login/signIn.. same thing

The following files i have edited .whether i have to take care of any other files.

the file edited for the database ::

the file edited for making the get and set funtion::

the file edited for displaying during the My Profile display ::

the file edited for Register a user::

other than this files i have edited the templates files too..
they are


i have added one more column in the database for the tables users too

so for adding new fields for the user while he registering .. whther the
method i have done wrong or in what way i have to make it working.

with regards

Thomas Abraham

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Postby asmecher » Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:40 am

Hi Thomas,

Blank pages can sometimes be displayed when there's a typo in the code that PHP is having trouble parsing -- for example, a never-ending comment. I would suggest double-checking the PHP files you modified for typos; Smarty templates should always present an error message if there's a problem, so I wouldn't worry about those changes.

Depending on your server configuration, error messages might not be displayed to the client; check your PHP configuration to ensure that you're looking in the right place for errors messages.

Finally, don't forget the built-in database schema management tools. OJS maintains its schema in dbscripts/xml/ojs_schema.xml, so make sure you add the fields there too. You can use this XML file to update the database structure by running tools/upgrade.php.

Alec Smecher
Open Journal Systems Team

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