Today marks 8 years since Pligg CMS was first created back in 2005. Since that time, Pligg has grown from a basic web script to a fully functional content management platform. We’re really proud of our accomplishments over the years and would like to share with you some highlights.
After months of not having an ‘out of the box’ Pligg CMS demo available for users to try out, we have finally brought the site back online! Now you can test drive Pligg CMS
and even log in as an admin level user to view the Pligg Admin Panel
and perform admin tasks like editing articles, comments, and users.
Pagename variables are defined in Pligg’s .php files to determine what page you are currently viewing. Typically the $pagename variable is equal to the name of the php file that is generating the page. Read the full post for code examples.
The new Showcase Gallery website, which will replace what was previously known as the Gallery site, will be re-launched soon. We are still developing a Pligg template that will be used for the re-launched gallery site. For those who are unfamiliar with this section of the site, it is where you can submit your site to be featured as a custom Pligg CMS powered website. It’s a simple way for you to show off your design and development skills, while at the same time advertise your site on Pligg.com for free.
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.
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.
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.
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.