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Bulk SMS Portal Creator V4 Complete Manual

SMS Portal Creator is the world's most powerful Bulk SMS Portal Solution for Bulk SMS Business. You don't need to understand any programming  languages, the portal is user-friendly.

Save time and energy today and start making money in no time. SMS Portal supports every major HTTP SMS Gateway in the world.

Features:

SMS Client Management

Message Management

Phonebook Management

Detailed Billing

Credit Management

Mobile Apps

Online Payment Integration

SMS routing and much more.

 

The SMS Portal Component has two Major Menus: Administrator Menu and Members Menu

Both Menu has several icons performing different functions.

The Admin Menu: This menu is strictly for the administrator/owner of the SMS Portal Website

This menu is used in the frontend of the sms portal website to manage members, credit members, manage phonebooks etc.

Admin Menu

Admin Control Panel: It has all the Icons of the admin menu in it.

Settings: This is where you configure your website time, date, Database Auto-Backup, Messaging, SPC Registration Settings, SPC Notification Settings, SPC Gateway/API Settings, SPC Filtering, Prices, Payment Gateways and Numbers, and SPC Additional Settings

SPC News: You will be getting latest news of bug fix to update your SPC

Admin Roles: Use this to set roles of admins if you have more than one administrator managing the website.

API Manager: This is where you will be able to create new API in case you want to use multiple sms providers

Manage Members: You can manage your customer accounts, view/edit their details here.

Credit Members: You can credit members/customers here, you can as well approve credit that was previously ordered by your customer, customers can pay online and get sms credit automatically if the payment gateway is configured and added in the settings of the sms portal creator. You will need a VOGUEPAY MACHERNT ID to be able to accept online payment.

Transaction History: Transaction records are kept here, you can view records of day to day transactions done by admins, and customers.

Draft Messages: Use this to manage Drafted SMS messages

Vouchers: Use this to create or Manage SMS vouchers, you can create voucher codes in series and sell to your customers.

Phonebook: Use this to manage all phonebooks that are created in the SPC

Message History: Use this to view all Messages that were sent from the sms portal, view delivery status of the messages.

Debt Profile: Use this to manage debtors, it is possible to credit customers on debt and you may likely forget you did so, but with this in place, you can view those who are owing or remove them from debtors list.

Price Models: This is used to create/edit SMS Price Globally on your sms platform, you can set a special price for SMS credit or default sms price.

Phone Number Sales: Selling Phone numbers from your Database is one of the things that boost your sales especially when you have much phone numbers in your database, you can set numbers base on location and sell them to your customers who need them for promotional purpose.

Member Statistics: Use the form to generate member statistics to view credit analysis

Messages Summary: Use this to manage SMS Usage Summary by Days and Sales Transaction Summary by Days

Bonus for Members: Give out SMS units to members, you can decide to give to all registered members or all active members or all members with approved transactions.

Periodic Bonuses: Use this to give periodic sms credit bonus to all registered costumers, costumers can use the sms credit to send sms free of charge, but the sms delivers with your signature inclusive inform of promoting your website.

VoguePay Merchant IDs: This is where you add your merchant ID after getting it from VOGUEPAY.

System Tools: These tools are used to create new alert for members, clear pending msgs, clear all special costs, clear all special API, delete all pending transactions, delete draft msgs, delete all pending alerts, and delete all used vouchers. 

 

How to recover or reset your admin password for Joomla

Normally, you can add, edit and delete users and passwords from the back-end User Manager. To do this, you must be logged in as a member of the Super Administrator group.

In some situations, this may not be possible. For example, your site may have been "hacked" and had the passwords or users changed. Or perhaps the person who knew the passwords is no longer available. Or maybe you have forgotten the password that was used.

In these cases, it is still possible to alter the Joomla! database so you can log back in as a Super Administrator. These are the possible methods available to Joomla! administrators.

Method 1: configuration.php file

If you have access to your configuration.php file for the Joomla installation on your server, then you can recover the password using the following method.

1. Using an FTP program connect to your site. Find the configuration.php file and look at the file permissions. If the permissions are 444 or some other value, then change the permissions of the configuration.php file to 644. This will help prevent issues when uploading the changed configuration.php file later in this process.

2. Download the configuration file.

3. Open the configuration.php file that was downloaded in a text editor such as notepad++ and add this line

public $root_user='myname';

to the bottom of the list where myname is a username with administrator access that you know the password for. An username that is Author level or higher can also be used in place of a username with administrator access.

4. Save the configuration.php file and upload it back to the site. You may leave the permissions on the configuration.php file at 644.

This user will now be a temporary super administrator.

5. Login to the back end and change the password of the administrator user you don't have the password for or create a new super admin user. If you create the new user you may want to block or delete the old user depending on your circumstances.

6. When finished, make sure to use the "Click here to try to do it automatically" link that appears in the alert box to remove the line that was added to the configuration.php file. If using the link was not successful, then go back and delete the added line from your configuration.php file using a text editor. Upload the configuration.php file back to the site.

7. Using your FTP program verify the file permissions of the configuration.php file, they should be 444. If you manually removed the added line, then change the file permissions on the configuration.php file to 444.

If you have no users who know their passwords and you can't utilize front end registration you may need to make a change in your database as outlined below in this document.

 

Method 2: Direct Editing of Database

If the methods above did not work, you have two other options, both of which require working with the MySQL database directly.

Change the Password in the Database

If the admin user is still defined, the simplest option is to change the password in the database to a known value. This requires that you have access to the MySQL database using phpMyAdmin or another client.

 

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Make sure you change your password once you regain access
 

These instructions show how to manually change a password to the word - "secret"

 

  1. Navigate to phpMyAdmin and select the database for the Joomla! site in the left-hand drop-down list box. This will show the database tables on the left side of the screen.
  2. Find and click on the table with "_users" appended in the list of tables (note: you may have a prefix that is not jos_, simply go to the _users table for your prefix).
  3. Click on the "Browse" button in the top toolbar. This will show all of the users that are set up for this site.
  4. Find the user whose password you want to change and press the Edit icon for this row.
  5. A form will display that allows you to edit the password field. Copy the value
    d2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199
    into the password field and press the Go button. phpMyAdmin should display the message "Affected rows: 1". At this point, the password should be changed to "secret".
  6. Log in with this user and password and change the password of this user to a secure value. Check all of the users using the User Manager to make sure they are legitimate. If you have been hacked, you may want to change all of the passwords on the site.

Add a New Super Administrator User

If changing the password won't work, or you aren't sure which user is a member of the Super Administrator group, you can use this method to create a new user.

  1. Navigate to phpMyAdmin and select the database for the Joomla! site in the left-hand drop-down list box. This will show the database tables on the left side of the screen.
  2. Press the "SQL" button in the toolbar to run an SQL query on the selected database. This will display a field called "Run SQL query/queries on database <your database>".
  3. Delete any text in this field and copy and paste the following query below and press the Go button to execute the query and add the new Administrator user to the table.
  4. Use the SQL query below to add another administrator account.

 

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Make sure you match your db table prefix!
 

The following code uses jos31_ as the table name prefix which is only an example table prefix. The prefix when you first installed Joomla is RANDOM or what you set it specifically too. You will need to change all occurrences of jos31_(your install set prefix) found in the code below to the prefix your installation is using.

 

SQL code for use with Joomla Joomla 2.5 Joomla 3.1

INSERT INTO `jos31_users`
   (`name`, `username`, `password`, `params`)
VALUES ('Administrator2', 'admin2',
    'd2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199', '');
INSERT INTO `jos31_user_usergroup_map` (`user_id`,`group_id`)
VALUES (LAST_INSERT_ID(),'8');

At this point, you should be able to log into the back end of Joomla! with the username of "admin2" and password of "secret". After logging in, go to the User Manager and change the password to a new secure value and add a valid e-mail address to the account. If there is a chance you have been "hacked", be sure to check that all users are legitimate, especially any members of the Super Administrator group.

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Warning!
 

Warning: The password values shown on this page are public knowledge and are only for recovery. Your site may be hacked if you do not change the password to a secure value after logging in. Be sure you change the password to a secure value after logging in.


The examples above change the password to "secret". Two other possible values are shown below:

- password = "this is the MD5 and salted hashed password"
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- admin  = 433903e0a9d6a712e00251e44d29bf87:UJ0b9J5fufL3FKfCc0TLsYJBh2PFULvT
- secret = d2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199
- OU812  = 5e3128b27a2c1f8eb53689f511c4ca9e:J584KAEv9d8VKwRGhb8ve7GdKoG7isMm

DND Policy - How to Deactivate it

DO-NOT-DISTURB POLICY

You must now be fully aware of the new DO-NOT-DISTURB policy of the Nigerian Communication Commission where GSM networks bar subscribers from receiving messages on their phone lines (MTN to be precise).

Ordinarily the policy is harmless, but as everything  goes in our dear country Nigeria, this policy has turn out to be a nightmare to those of us using web sms platform.

The purpose of the DO-NOT-DISTURB policy is very simple, for instance, if a subscriber does not want to receive unwanted¬†messages such as advertisement from custom numbers it is just as simple as sending ‚ÄėSTOP‚Äô to 2442 for MTN to activate the service and that subscriber no longer receives such messages and if he or she feels like receiving the messages again on his or her telephone line, it is just to send ‚ÄėALLOW‚Äô to 2442.

It is meant to be optional, but what the GSM networks (especially MTN) did was to force some of their subscribers to the service and so subscribers in that category are not receiving messages on their MTN line when they do not in the first instance subscribe to the service and if they send ‚ÄėALLOW‚Äô to 2442 the response they usually get is that they are not subscribed to the DO-NOT-DISTURB service.

The truth is if you continue to send ‚ÄėALLOW‚Äô to 2442 one million times that is the response you will continual get because the restriction is network system induced, but the good news is that we are here to tell you how you can go about it and deactivate that service on your phone line and begin to receive messages on your telephone line and then spread the news to others because the truth is that the GSM networks (especially MTN) are cheating on us. They charge BulkSMS providers for messages they do not deliver to the recipient and that is more money for them.

HOW TO GO ABOUT IT

  1. Send ‚ÄėSTOP‚Äô to 2442, wait for the response from the GSM network. In this case you have activated the DO ‚ÄďNOT- DISTURB service on your phone line, ¬†This is the only way you can start receiving messages on your phone line (MTN Subscribers only)
  2. Send ‚ÄėALLOW‚Äô to 2442 and wait for the response. Once you get the second response, your MTN line is ready to receive messages.

PLEASE SPREAD THE ABOVE MESSAGE

 

How to fix it No installation plugin has been enabled - Joomla 3.6

Joomla 3.6 is a new version of popular CMS. We all are very happy that it arrived. Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.6 the seventh standard-term support release in this series. New version introduces more than 400 improvements, including many features which make administration of Joomla! Web sites easier and more feature-rich, as well as many UX (user experience) improvements. But there is one issue, which may be painful. We have easy solution how to fix it.

Since beginning Joomla! allows user to install  modules, components and plugins from back-end of admin section. But since update from Joomla 3.5 to Joomla 3.6 some or all of those options dissapeared. And all you can see is message : "No installation plugin has been enabled. At least one must be enabled to be able to use the installer. Go to the Plugin Manager to enable the plugins."

In current short guide/tip we will show you how to fix it: 

1. First login to your joomla administratior.

2. Go to Extensions -> Manage -> Discover

3. Click Discover button (left top) 

4. After few seconds you should see 3 or 4 plugins with names starting with "Installer - Install from ..."

5. Click checkbox for all or just for Installer - Install from Upload.

6. Then click Install button at the top

7. Now you have to enable them.

8. Go to Extensions -> Plugins and there find all plugins with "Installer" name , next you should enable them (!)

9. That's all. Now you can install Joomla! extensions again.

 

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Online Payment:

We have Added a new Payment Method, you can now pay for SMS on paystack.philmoresms.com

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DND Issue Resolved:

The default sender ID are now rUPDATE to MTN.  Whatever sender ID you use to send SMS will automatically be  replaced by the new default sender ID. Please, endeavour to add your sender name in the message to indicate it is from you.

With Our corporate route, your messages will enjoy real-time magic delivery to all Nigerian numbers regardless of the DND status. We shall keep you posted on the progress we are making. Thank you for your perfect understanding.

Please note: SMS Charges to MTN is now 2 units/SMS.