Pligg CMS Celebrates 8 Years of Development!

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.

A Brief Pligg History Lesson

  • In late 2005, Spanish software developer Ricardo Galli published open source code used to create the website Meneame.net.
  • Eric “Yankidank” Heikkinen, the founder of Pligg, translated the Meneame code from Spanish to English. Others also contributed their own translations and bug fixes.
  • With the help of other developers like Kbeeveer46, AshDigg, ChuckRoast, and others, the Pligg project gradually grew into a fully functional content management platform.
  • Starting in 2007, Pligg began offering digital products for sale on Pligg.com through the “Pligg Pro” shop. This allowed us to fund Pligg CMS development without having to rely on donations.
  • Pligg was nominated as one of the “Most Promising Open Source Projects” in Packt Publishing’s 2010 Open Source CMS awards.
  • In 2013 Pligg introduced Pligg CMS 2.0.0, which included a fresh new design and a large number of bug fixes and new features. The Pligg.com website also re-launched with the addition of a more developer friendly downloads area and vendor program.
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