Today we are announcing Pligg CMS 2.0.0 RC1, which is now available as a free download from this page. Pligg CMS 2.0.0 represents a major milestone for the project. Click on this blog entry title to see a list of some of the changes.
In this post, you will learn how to set up a domain alias for the purposes of pointing a domain to your local server files. This is useful so that you can develop a website locally before deploying it to a live server. We used a domain alias when developing the new design for Pligg.com so that we could test for broken URLs that might occur due to many large changes to the site structure. Below is a video guide that you can follow along with demonstrating how to set up a domain alias, or you can read the full article for step by step directions.
Pligg 2.0 is now available in beta form via the Pligg Pro shop. Starting at $5 you can get early access to the next version of Pligg. For larger donation amounts we are including several popular modules at a big discount.
One trick that spammers use to mass post to Pligg sites is by creating a lot of accounts. What is annoying is that there isn’t much that we can do to block these account creations if we can’t discover a pattern to them. Your best option to prevent these bot accounts is to rename the register.php file to something random. You can even go one step further, and frequently keep renaming the registration file which really would throw a curve ball and make life more difficult for spammers.
We are trying to finish up some details concerning a Kickstarter campaign and hope to start it soon. We apologize for taking longer than expected, but please be patient with us as we work to provide a better CMS.
There has been a lot of interest in Pligg 2.0 since we announced its development a couple months ago, and we are excited to see the feedback being posted by users on the Pligg Demo site. In this post, we address some common questions and list some interesting new features in Pligg 2.
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We’ve begun the first phase of beta testing by updating the Pligg Demo website to a preview version of Pligg 2.0. The demo site is now a way for users to contribute ideas as well as bug reports through the Pligg submission process.
We have decided to shake things up and refresh Pligg CMS with the next release and are in need of some beta testers to help us test development builds as we preview Pligg 2.0. The next generation of Pligg CMS will be using the same back-end PHP base from the 1.0 series, but the front end design will be drastically changed as we switch over to a template based on Twitter’s Bootstrap project.