Our last donation drive was held way back in February 2007, and during that one month period we gathered over $1,000 in donations from members. Luckily we were able to keep our costs for both running and developing Pligg relatively low for nearly 2 years and were able to have most of the costs of development paid for through other means of income. Recently though our development costs have skyrocketed as we approach a final 1.0 version. In order to continue developing fixes for a large variety of servers and languages we have been spending a lot of money that we need to replace, that’s where the Pligg Donation Drive 2009 comes in.
Update:The bonus template and modules are no long available. We wanted to limit how many users were able to use the Magazeen template so that it would be more valuable to our donors. Since Pligg 1.0 is out we have discontinued giving away the 2 downloads for free. You can still purchase Plingger from Pligg Pro, but the Magazeen template has been taken off the market forever as promised.
This year’s donation drive has a bit of a catch. This year we are offering something in return to our donors, and no it’s not a T-shirt or a mug. We are going to give away a brand new template and one of our most popular Pligg Pro modules to everyone who donates $20 to Pligg during this donation drive. As a special thanks to those who have donated to us in the past we will be offering the template and module for $10 to anyone who has donated $10 or more in the last year, just contact me
ahead of time so that I can confirm that we have received a donation from you in the past.
Donate $20 or more and we will be giving you access to both a brand new Pligg 1.0 template named “Magazeen” and one of the Pligg Pro shop’s most popular Pligg modules “Plingger
“. Magazeen will not be sold in the Pligg Pro shop in the future, so this is a one time deal for people wanting to get a unique Pligg 1.0 template. If you want to see what Magazeen is like you can demo it on PliggMods.com
, a new website that I am going to use to blog about Pligg hacks to add extra features to your Pligg site.
Magazeen Template Features:
Instructions for Downloading Magazeen and Plingger
- Built in Jquery used for ajax effects including: image popups, login popup box, form input auto-resize. Test the effects out at pliggmods.com.
- Designed to compliment the new Upload module, which allows you to attach files and images to your stories
- Random Image sidebar widget (requires Upload module)
Please make sure that you register on the Pligg forums before making a donation if you want to be credited and get access to the downloads. After you have logged into your forum account, navigate to the Pligg Donation Page
and make a donation of $20 or more using Paypal. After your payment has been processed you will be marked as a “Donor” from your forum user profile. At that point you will see a new forum on the Pligg Forums homepage
called “Donor Benefits”. In that forum you will find the downloads for Plingger and Magazeen.
If you are unable to donate we ask that you take a few minutes out of your day to mention Pligg on your blog. It doesn’t have to be much and it doesn’t even have to be positive. We are glad to listen to your comments about what we could do to improve Pligg, we are also happy to listen to what you really love about Pligg. As long as you talk about us in a constructive way and send us a link we’re pretty happy. Money may help fund development, but publicity helps us too because it brings new visitors to pligg.com and hopefully that will mean more Pligg users. If you haven’t clicked on that donate link yet, take a moment and blog.