Kick-starting an online community is fast becoming very easy with the invention of Pligg. The Open Source CMS software is solely designed for the express creation of online communities meant for article submission.
Why go for Pligg?
There's a lot to gain when using Pligg. In the first place, the software can help you start an online community with ease. You can use the online community for the submission of articles. Writers can register on the platform by signing up. They will also start submitting articles on daily basis.
Pligg ensures easy voting on submitted articles. Users can also read articles and leave useful comment on the platform. The comment can be edited by the moderator at any time.
Unlike other CMS programs meant for selected authors, Pligg is quite different. It's meant for large group of people who can come up with quality content. They also have the freedom to moderate content as they desire. However, users must register properly before they can carry out any task on the platform.
- Pligg is designed to run on LAMP Servers. This can be found on Apache, Linux, MySQL, and other platforms.
- Pligg is compatible with diverse platforms. It can be used on VPS or shared hosts. It can also be used on dedicated web hosts.
- The Open source software supports the opening of web hosting account while using it. However, anybody can still use it without signing up for a web hosting account. Such a user can run the software on a local PC free-of-charge. In this case, the user should use suitable apps to achieve his purpose. If on Windows, the user will use the WAMP app. If he is using Mac, he's expected to use the MAMP app.
- The source codes used in Pligg are not encrypted. This means that the software is available for free download.
- The Open Source CMS comes with a flexible Admin Panel. You can use this dashboard to customize your preferred settings as you use the software. You can always use that to manage your website.
- There are modules that come with Pligg. You can download them directly from the product's website. You can also add extra features when using Pligg. You can add upload feature. You can also add “attach files” button. You can also integrate account opening through Facebook's API. All of these options give the users the room to make choices.
- Pligg also comes with unique template built with caching. You can easily change the theme as you desire. This will also affect your site for the better.
- Pligg encourages the easy sharing of articles among users of common interest. Users can easily join any group that suits their profession before they can start contributing.
- The Open Source CMS supports the creation of Members profiles. It is also SEO friendly. It comes with infinite scrolling options and Advanced Comment System.
Indeed, Pligg is well packaged for all content writers and web developers out there. There's a lot you can achieve as you keep going for the software.
Installing Pligg on HostGator
HostGator offers a very easy solution for installing pligg. You can install pligg with just few clicks. Here is what you need to do in order to install pligg on your HostGator account.
1) First login to your HostGator cPanel using username and password.
2) Now go to QuickInstall section. You can go to QuickInstall section by clicking on QuickInstall button under Software/Services section.
3) Next you need to click on pligg link which you will find in the side panel under CMS Software section.
4) Now you need to click on Install Pligg button.
5) Next you need to give URL address where you want to install pligg. You also need to give admin email address and admin username. Once all information is given, click on “Install Pligg” button to start the installation process.
6) Now you will see the installation process.
7) Finally after the installation, you will be given the username and password. Just take a note of that username and password. You will need these details for login to your web site.
So now you know how to install pligg on HostGator. Install it yourself and see if that CMS is for your or not.
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