Yet Another Server Change

We changed our hosting over to a DreamHost server about a month ago to try to lessen our downtime from the previous server, but it looks like a standard account on DreamHost isn’t enough for Pligg.com. We are going to attempt to upgrade the server from a shared hosting account on DreamHost to a VPS
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Commercial web scripts worth your money

Open source scripts are great and all, but sometimes authors of web scripts need to make a few extra bucks or even a full time career from their hard work. This blog entry is dedicated to some of my favorite commercial web scripts that I have purchased in the past, and why I decided to
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February Donation Drive a Success!

In just a few weeks we were able to reach our donation drive goal of $1,000. A lot of people have been wondering where our money is going to, so this post will detail exactly that. Our first plan is to file for nonprofit status and some other legal documents. We have wanted to form
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MacWorld 2007 Apple Store Before and After

I’m one of the few Pliggers excited about MacWorld, which starts today. I wanted to keep track of what exactly they are going to update so I’ve created an image gallery filled with Apple Store screenshots from early today. Later today after Apple announces it’s new products and updates their online store I will take
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General Updates and Pligg Beta 9

New to the Pligg Forum navigation bar is a link to the Downloads section and a link to the IRC chat room. The downloads section is a great way to upload your own modules, templates and language files and share them with the community. Uploads are posted to the bottom of your forum profile, you
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Adsense Revenue Sharing Mod for 8.2

This was posted by Dravis on the forum and it deserved some attention because this is a fantastic mod that many people have requested. He provided an excellent writeup on how to install this mod, so make sure that you check it out if you want a way to improve your user participation. Below is
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Back up MySQL using Dreamhost

I had a request today in the forum for instructions on how to backup MySQL data from a Dreamhost account. I do my best to support users who use Dreamhost because we make a few bucks from Dreamhost referrals and I use the service myself for some of my other sites. So I decided to
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Pligg Advertising and Funding

After the release of Beta 8 a couple weeks ago I came up with a new idea for helping Pligg get some money for future use. The idea was to start offering Pligg sites the ability to buy an advertising spot on the Pligg.com homepage. I didn’t want every site to jump on the wagon,
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CrazyEgg, Pligg and the Digg Effect

Since today was the big release for Beta 8 and the unveiling of our new homepage, we decided to use the super-neato service provided by crazyegg.com to help us learn more about user browsin habbits on the forum and homepage for Pligg. CrazyEgg offers three viewing modes that overlay on your website. The first is
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