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 Pligg.com 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.
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 Pligg.com’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 Pligg.com 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.
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.