Rename the Register.php File

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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) Continue reading »


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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »