The 2.0.1 update for Pligg CMS improves on a number of Pligg features and design elements, but it mainly addresses a number of small bugs patched since Pligg 2.0.0. We recommend that everyone updates to 2.0.1 to benefit from the latest Bootstrap changes as well as a small security update.
Today marks 8 years since Pligg CMS was first created back in 2005. Since that time, Pligg has grown from a basic web script to a fully functional content management platform. We’re really proud of our accomplishments over the years and would like to share with you some highlights.
After months of not having an ‘out of the box’ Pligg CMS demo available for users to try out, we have finally brought the site back online! Now you can test drive Pligg CMS
and even log in as an admin level user to view the Pligg Admin Panel
and perform admin tasks like editing articles, comments, and users.
After over a year since initial development, Pligg 2.0.0 is now available to download in a final form. The 2.0.0 version of Pligg CMS represents a stable point in the project and we are happy to recommend this version for production servers, and encourage users to now make the upgrade from Pligg 1.2.2 to 2.0.0.Continue reading »
One new feature of Pligg 2 is the ability to override a module’s template files with a copy stored in your template’s directory. The great thing about this feature is that it allows you to upgrade a module without losing design changes, since the template files are being stored in a different directory. In this post I’ll describe how you can set up your first example template override.
Pagename variables are defined in Pligg’s .php files to determine what page you are currently viewing. Typically the $pagename variable is equal to the name of the php file that is generating the page. Read the full post for code examples.
Pligg’s template system is based on Template Lite, and one of the built-in features for this system is that it comes with plugin functionality. This allows you to make use of a number of pre-installed plugins (located in the /plugins directory), or you can even add your own plugins. In this post I’ll be demonstrating how you can add a new template plugin to return an embedded Youtube video. This is a very quick example that should provide enough direction for you to craft your own template plugin for custom functions.
If you are a designer or developer looking to publish templates, modules, widgets, or any other type of digital product related to Pligg CMS, then you need to learn about our new Vendor program. Vendors are a new user group that have the ability to add free or premium digital items to the Pligg Downloads area. If a Vendor chooses to sell one of their items through our marketplace, we give them a large commission (ranging from 60-80%) and the rest of the money goes back into Pligg CMS. It’s an easy way to make money as a developer, while at the same time supporting our open source project.
The new Showcase Gallery website, which will replace what was previously known as the Gallery site, will be re-launched soon. We are still developing a Pligg template that will be used for the re-launched gallery site. For those who are unfamiliar with this section of the site, it is where you can submit your site to be featured as a custom Pligg CMS powered website. It’s a simple way for you to show off your design and development skills, while at the same time advertise your site on Pligg.com for free.