and the Heartbleed Bug

As many of you may have already heard, early last week a major web vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed” was discovered related OpenSSL, a technology used by many websites to encrypt data between users and a website. We at addressed this issue and applied a fix on our own server shortly after the public announcement of the bug, but there are still security precautions that you may want to take to make sure that your account remains secure. Continue reading »

Pligg Vendor Commission Increase

Today we are announcing an immediate change to Pligg’s Vendor program. Vendors now earn a 66% commission, which is a 6% increase over what we previously offered! If you aren’t already familiar with’s Vendor program, it’s setup so that anyone can sell Pligg add-ons. It’s a great, low fee method for selling digital products on the official website. Vendors have the ability to add and edit product listings, and send out update notices when a new module version becomes available. Using Paypal’s Adaptive Payments API, we split the payment at the time of transaction so that you earn your commission as soon as the order has completed. There’s no waiting period, no minimum payout requirements. The only thing that we require is a Paypal account email address. Continue reading »

What are {literal} tags?

A common issue Pligg users come across when trying to add CSS or JavaScript to a template file is that it will sometimes result in a broken (blank white) site. What causes this is the use of {curly} brackets in the code, which confuses Pligg’s template engine. Pligg uses curly brackets as opening and closing delimiters, which basically means that curly brackets are Pligg’s way of figuring out when you are trying to use template variables or perform other template logic. Curly brackets are associated with JavaScript and CSS coding, which means that you will need to take an extra step when embedding these types of code in your template files. Continue reading »