This week I am doing something very special with our Pligg Pro weekly deal. From now until July 22nd at 5:00 PM I am offering a module pack that includes every module that I (Yankidank) have created for Pligg Pro. I have put together this package as a benefit for my sister who went through cancer surgery this week. I will be donating all of this module package’s earnings to my sister’s family (Holly, Matt, Hannah, Graham, and Becca). In addition to that I will match the sales with my own money, doubling up to $1,000 and donating that portion to the CancerCare Foundation.
Most Pligg updates require that you make at least a few changes to template files to maintain compatibility with the latest version. These changes are typically new features and bug fixes that need to manually be added to the template with new versions. A common question that we get from users is how they can update their template when upgrading their site so that their template will remain compatible with the latest version of Pligg. This post will guide you through the template upgrade process and demonstrates how easy it is to keep your template up to date whenever a new version of Pligg comes out.
Starting today we will be offering weekly deal for one item at Pligg Pro. Starting each Friday at 5pm EST, we will feature a product that will be on sale for 25% off for 7 days. Keep an eye on the countdown clock so that you don’t miss out on a sale before it expires. This week’s deal is the Karma Wrangler module, which is on sale for $13.50.
We’ve reduced our online banner prices for a limited time to just $100 a month. That’s 33% OFF our previous price! If you want to advertise your site or business buy an ad and help support Pligg CMS at the same time. This rate won’t last long, we are only offering it for the next 2 advertisers who sign up so act fast.
Tonight we have made a significant change to the Pligg Pro shop. Fellow developer Chuckroast and I (Yankidank) came to a decision that the number of hours that we were spending fixing user errors was becoming a problem. Many people purchasing modules were not reading the provided support documents or viewing videos that we provide on the product pages that demonstrate setting up and configuring modules or templates. Too many support tickets were being added and it was no longer economical for us to spend so much time working on these unnecessary support tickets.
Pligg Content Management System 1.1.4 is out now, and we urge you to upgrade as soon as possible. This release patches a number of security issues brought to our attention by a couple different third party sources. These updates are critical to keep your site secure and will make you less vulnerable to certain types of attacks.
While diagnosing possible causes for a Pligg site running slower than I would like, I came up with some SQL queries to perform some spring cleaning on a Pligg database. The following 3 queries will remove stories and comments flagged as spam, then remove inactive members who haven’t interacted with the site by submitting content or casting votes. I don’t suggest that everyone use these methods to clean up their database. Pligg doesn’t discard spammer data from your database by default so that the spammers can’t just register again on your site. We maintain their user information (email, username, IP address) so that we can use that information to block them.
This year we thought that we would show our love and appreciation to our users by offering everyone a 20% OFF coupon code to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Use the coupon code VALENTINES2011 during checkout to receive this discount on orders of $20 or more.
Whoopsie! We seemed to forget to include some database changes in the installation files for the Pligg CMS 1.1.3 release. This resulted in the vote feature not working for new 1.1.3 installations. If you are upgrading your website from a previous version of Pligg, you can safely ignore this message. If you have installed Pligg 1.1.3 for the first time on December 28, 2010 or earlier you should continue reading for a quick fix.
Today we announce the latest version of Pligg CMS, version 1.1.3. This version includes a few bug fixes, security updates, and a new and exciting voting method that makes use of the new Karma module. Karma has been a concept that has never been realized until these last few months. We are thrilled to finally provide Pligg users with a new way to encourage more participation on your websites through this new voting method.