Pligg Support

Fixed the sort by Upvoted, Downvoted and Commented.
1- Now the pagination is accurate and no more blank pages.
2- Each of the above sort reflects the result of the page from where they were requested (I.e. from index page, returns the results of
links with 'published' status. and from New page, with status = 'new.
3- Private groups links no longer show in the result unless the logged in user is a member in those groups. It is filtered in the
if ($group_list) { statement that creates a list of groups ids in which the user is member.

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You also need to fix the multile category search

And for your negative votes to discard a story to work properly, you need to apply this fix too (you can only apply the code modifications in /libs/link.php at the bottom of the page)
I think I fixed a small bug in the twitter login app.
It was requireing you to authorize the app everytime you logged in.

In twitter.php I changed the line from "public function authorizeURL() { return self::$TW_API_ROOT.'/authorize'; }"
function authorizeURL() { return self::$TW_API_ROOT.'/authenticate'; }"

and that seems to have done the trick.
Now if I can only get facebook to pull in the user image I'd be golden.

Anywho. Check out what I'm doing at and let me know what you think.
Recently, the support site is filled with questions that answers have been provided in previous posts!

Moreover, some users are installing Pligg, having no clue whatsoever and do not bother exploring the Admin Panel first and before they hammer the site with questions...It is like buying a house and keep calling the company or the previous owner asking how to turn the lights on or how to move the stairs and change the decor!!!

In their questions, they need everything YESTERDAY and all is either nonsense or need modifying the whole Pligg core!!!!

You want help? Then:
1- Do your homework first
2- Ask a clear question and don't let us hire a psychic to guess what you really want.
3- If you have no clue whatsoever, then please don't expect us to tailor the Pligg CMS to your imagination!!!
The Last Logged in Users Widget is not working at all. I found and fixed the following (click the link to view the explanation):

You can get the fix from my Pligg fork at:
[ASK] how to limit the number of characters that appear in the notice publish news?

please see the pictures that I attach
As of Pligg CMS version 2.0.2, the Voting feature on comments is not visible due to some code. To fix it, follow these steps:

Open /templates/bootstrap/comment_show.tpl
LINE # 10 ..... CHANGE THIS {if $Enable_Comment_Voting eq 1} TO THIS {if $Enable_Comment_Voting eq true}
LINE # 12 ..... CHANGE THIS {if $Enable_Comment_Voting eq 1} TO THIS {if $Enable_Comment_Voting eq true}
Save and close

Open /templates/bootstrap/user_comment_center.tpl
LINE # 72 ..... CHANGE THIS {if $Enable_Comment_Voting eq 1} TO THIS {if $Enable_Comment_Voting eq true}
Save and close

An error is generated when the statement that evaluates the comment_buries_spam value. To fix it, see the last section of the attached link.
Spam Trigger Module

Is not working as intended. I fixed it and submitted the complete fix to Pligg Support and posted it also on

How it works:

Submit a Story or Comment

1- Upon submission of a story, the Module now checks for spam based on three levels: Light Trigger, Medium Trigger and Hard Trigger:

a- Light Trigger: the story will be held for moderation.

b- Medium Trigger: the story will be discarded.

c- Hard Trigger: the user will be 'Killspamed' and subsequently all his/her stories, comments, saved stories, etc. will be deleted.

NOTE: the Spam Trigger Module comes with the Light Trigger populated with common spam words and phrases. You have to populate the Medium and Hard Triggers. You can go through the Light Trigger and edit/remove according to your liking and even move some to the medium and Hard Triggers.

Be careful, some of the included words and phrases may be used innocently in a normal story.

Editing a Story or Comment

Say that a "smart" user/spammer submitted a normal story first and immediately edited the content, title and tags to include spam. It will be caught. Same procedure applies to Comments.

I already moved 4 entries from the Light trigger to the Medium Trigger for the purpose of this demonstration.

Watch how it works
Can we use Pligg as collaborated blogging platform? When I checked Pligg I found that its mainly using to publish articles from some other websites and comment on that. I want to use Pligg as Wordpress but many users can log in and blog or write articles themselves than linking to somebody's article in some other website. I do not want to use Wordpress since WP is not having default user registeration plug in. Apart from that if we use any plug in also, WP shows the dashboard of WP for the users. Please help. I am not a coding expert.
The Statistics Widget was returning "UNKNOWN" for the MySql version. To fix it:
Open /widgets/statistics/templates/widget.tpl
On LINE 138, delete this bloc of code between the {php} and {/php}. It is returning an empty array:
function find_SQL_Version() {
$output = shell_exec('mysql -V');
preg_match('@[0-9]+.[0-9]+.[0-9]+@', $output, $version);
if ($version[0] != ''){
return $version[0];
return 'Unknown';
echo find_SQL_Version();

Replace it with the following block, between the {php} and {/php}
$link = mysqli_connect(localhost,EZSQL_DB_USER,EZSQL_DB_PASSWORD);
/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
printf("Connect failed: %sn", mysqli_connect_error());
$my_sql = mysqli_get_server_info($link);
//$my_sql returns will be something like the version and -log (5.5.24-log). we have to just grab the version number
$my_sql_version = substr($my_sql, 0, strpos($my_sql, "-"));
echo $my_sql_version;
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I'm in the process of outlining a possible book or document. This is for case studies and further experience. Else this might wind up on my websites.