Pligg 2.0 – Beta Testers Needed

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.

Pligg CMS 1.2.2 Release

Pligg CMS version 1.2.2 is now available for download. The new version has 3 major changes: Security fixes, the default template is now 2 columns, and the Status Update module is now included. We highly recommend that everyone updates to the latest version as soon as possible since there are known security threats in the previous release (although they are minor)

Pligg CMS API

For quite some time now, Pligg has included an API system with the CMS package. This API allows you to perform a few different actions like get your Pligg User ID number, find the site categories and their IDs, and even submit a story from a simple POST form. Today I’m going to explain all of these API functions, since it is something that we haven’t talked about much in the past even though it is one of the most interesting things that you can do with Pligg.

Pligg CMS 1.2.1 Release

An update for Pligg has been released that includes a number of bug fixes and new features. Fortunately there have not been any reported security holes since the 1.2.0 release, so this is not a critical update. We do however recommend that all users update to the latest version so that they will benefit from some of the bugs squashed since 1.2.0. You can download the 1.2.1 version from here.

Pligg Forum Improvements

About a week ago we temporarily took the forums online to upgrade vBulletin, the software that powers our bulletin board. We did this mainly to combat a growing spam problem, but the upgrade also comes with a number of new features that we have implemented. Some of the upgrades will be familiar features that have been updated, while others provide all new tools to improve the forums.

Pligg Pro Spring Sale!

It’s that wonderful time of year where you can put away your winter coats, witness the foliage come back to life, and SAVE 33.33% ON YOUR PLIGG PRO ORDERS! That’s right, it’s our annual Pligg Pro Spring Sale. Our biggest sale of the whole year starts now, and ends April 9th. Enjoy 1/3 off your entire order, including the regularly priced $10 installation fees.

Forum Upgrade Tonight

Late tonight I will be taking the Pligg forums offline for an upgrade. The forums should be inaccessible for at least a couple hours while I perform maintenance. As I mentioned through the existing forums announcement area, we will probably have about 1 weeks worth of data loss. If you have registered an account since
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Pligg Forum Mid-March Downtime

The Pligg Forums will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance for an unknown amount of time over the next week as we perform upgrades. If you encounter any error pages please disregard them until we post a follow up blog post announcing that we are finished with upgrades. Expect a big makeover for the forums,
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Pligg Welcome Page Redirect

Ever want to add a welcome page to your Pligg site to introduce first-time visitors to your website? This blog post explains just how to do that by adding a simple bit of code to your pligg.tpl template file.
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