That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..
I've got... well, I've lost count how many contributions I've "integrated" into my site..
The best contributions come both with changed files and a readme that explains where and how to add the bits of code..
At the least you can hope the contrib writer has commented in the code where his contrib starts and ends, so you can transplant that code to your own files..
Failing all that... well, it's either search for yourself to find the changes or try another contrib! Any contrib that's not well written enough to be able to integrate with maybe an hour's work just isn't worth it, IMHO...
In Windows I use a program called "Beyond Compare" which lets you look at two files side-by-side and make the changes required to add a contribution. When using Linux, I use kdiff3 which does about the same thing. I highly recommend using something like this to add contributions...
One thing I do is check out the support thread for a contribution before I decide to use it or not. Some sound pretty good but then you find out they do not work. Checking out the support thread can give you a heads up on what problems if any others have already had with the contribution. This has saved me a lot of time and energy..
One other thing is when you do add a contribution to your iPage site make sure you add clear comments to your code changes. You may come back to that piece of code months later and you will not remember what you did. This too will save you time and enery in the long run..
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That is sound advice, ozcsys. I must admit I am guilty of not commenting my changes well enough. And what you say about researching the contribs is something I have begun to do. Too many times I have integrated changes only to find out that it didn't work for me. A word to the wise...... Thanks.