Pligg is an open source social publishing application. Initially released in 2005, Pligg enables website visitors to submit and vote on news articles, similar to Reddit and Digg.

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Community Building
Current version
Last update
15 August 2014
English + 8 others

System Requirements

Installation size
15 MB
open source
What's new


(security release)
15 August 2014 - 15MB
  • Updated to Bootstrap 3.2.0 and FontAwesome icons 4.1.0
  • Greatly improved the look of the user profile pages
  • Improved the logic for the friend/follower system, as well as the Simple Messenger module
  • Fixed the Sidebar Saved module showing new saves from other users
  • Reduced the vertical height of stories and comments
  • Applied a large number of cosmetic fixes

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18 December 2013 - 15MBThis update improves on a number of features and design elements, but it mainly addresses a number of small bugs patched since the previous version.
  • Improved moderator role and Admin Panel access
  • Updated to Bootstrap 3.0.2
  • Updated to FontAwesome 4.0.3
  • Fixed Status Update module display issues
  • Updated the CAPTCHA module to version 2.4
  • Removed and replaced a number of images used by Bootstrap. Some, such as the social media icon images on the profile page, have been replaced with a Fontawesome icon equivalent.
  • You can now sort category results by upvotes, downvotes, and comments
  • Removed an extra modal element that was not being called
  • Users can no longer "double downvote" an article by rapidly clicking on the downvote button.
  • Fixed group roles (#56)
  • Fixed simple messaging module delete message function
  • Fixed the user profile settings tab link
  • Changed the advanced search page date picker JavaScript (demo)

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(major version)
20 September 2013 - 15MBThis update consists of over 100 changes since the previous release, and includes a number of bug fixes and cosmetic updates. Highlights include:
  • Up/Down article rating (previously Pligg was designed for only up voting, like the old Digg)
  • New Admin Panel Design, based on Bootstrap, with much improved usability
  • New Front End Design, also based on the responsive Bootstrap design
  • Drag and drop modules, from the admin panel module management page, to determine their display order
  • Log in using your email address or username in the user field
  • Improved user profile URLs when using URL Method 2
  • Keep an eye on available updates, and content that needs moderated, easily from the Admin Panel
  • Infinite Scrolling option for articles, or use standard pagination results
  • Improved support for multilingual and non-English sites
  • New, more secure, SolveMedia CAPTCHA
  • Password reset now sends a link to change it in-browser, rather than a new password
  • Larger default avatar sizes (32px small, and 100px large)
  • Changed the three default user levels to: admin, moderator, and normal
  • Admins can change the author of a post
  • Renamed the "Upcoming" status to "New"
  • Temporarily close your site by adding ".maintenance" file to the root of your website
  • View the website error log from the admin panel
  • Pligg CMS now includes 12 language files to choose from
  • You can now edit module language files from the Admin Modify Language module
  • The Upload module now allows for comment attachments
  • Improved user comment history page
  • Multi-level commenting
  • Include comment content in search results, and sort search results by age or votes

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