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Multi-Pligg 1.2.2 Enhanced with WP – Link to Working Demo

From an idea I had to make Pligg and Multisite WP work together as several websites under one (or more) domain(s).

As promised here’s a link to http://www.freakyvirginia.com/ which is a working site that is running a version of Multi-Pligg!!! Feel free to register as a user. after you verify your email, the subsites should recognize your login from the main page (or any Pligg page  within the site). No, this won’t work from the WordPress Blog!

No, it’s not a full demo as it is a working site.  I sure can’t let you into the admin side but let me assure you the admin feature works just like Pligg 1.2.2’s standard admin panel. Nothing real different except I added a ‘story type’ to the drop down for ‘moderated stories’ to make it easier to work with those stories when maintaining the site if you have story moderation installed and turned on!

Since each underlying Pligg will need to be administrated and moderated from it’s own admin Panel (for now anyway) I’ve added one more admin feature  called ‘Touch List’. Touch List isn’t actually a supported feature (not yet but I’ll set it for the sites I install). Touch List is a directory containing a set of single pages to guide you to the administration pages for each underlying Pligg.

These ‘Touch List’ pages run from a local directory on your PC and cause the ‘Root Pligg’ to load in a new browser page or tab, then the 1st page reloads and launches Your WP Installation’s Network admin in a second page, then reloads again and continues until you’ve reached the last page and have launched that Pligg or any other Page you wish.

I also plan to add a hidden story option to hide stories from normal users. This would be great for seasonal posts that you’d like to keep til later but don’t want your users to see at the moment. This should also be good for those imported RSS stories that you don’t want shown and don’t want RSS to re-import. No promises for when but I’ll post something here when it’s done.

Donations:

You’re Prayers, kind thoughts, and well wishes help immensely. If you’d like to help further, I’ll use your donated funds to purchase a domain, pay for hosting and, if I see enough monetary support,  I’ll hire a developer to assist with adding further enhancements and integration of other web APPs or commercially available programs. I have some great ideas.


 

A Great Offer:

I’ll make one further offer here. If you’ll purchase a Domain Name (or a transfer of one) and WordPress Hosting from my Paradigm Domains operation and will provide me with the login credentials to that site/account, your akismet key and your login account credentials at WordPress.com I will be glad to fully install what I’ve done here at that time for $75.00 on your Paradigm Hosting.

That price may increase and requirements may change as we go along depending on if we add commercial apps and any future enhancements we might make. You can do all this yourself but the work may be out of your comfort zone so I offer this as a further incentive to purchase my hosting and domain registration services and to compensate my helpers/developers/programmers and I for our time.

Multi-Pligg 1.2.2 Enhanced with WP – Part 2

From an idea I had to make Pligg and Multisite WP work together as several websites under one (or more) domain(s).

Recap:

Yesterday you assembled your tools and purchased or transfered a domain to Paradigm Domains or your preferred webhost and setup hosting. I had you grab an account at WordPress.com and write down your login info. You also should have obtained a Akismet Key and wrote that down.

Possibly you installed WordPress in the server root directory. You did this from my one touch installer if you used Paradigm Domains.

“WordPress must be installed in the root directory due to the requirements of the multisite domain mapping plugin I will use here.”

Now you’ll need to find a copy of Pligg 1.22 and install it in a directory under your root directory. The install in pretty easy but ask questions here if you run into problems.

Hopefully you’ve wrote down the database info for your WordPress install so you can use that database as your Pligg database also. Fill in the requested info at the install prompts and set the table name to the suggested ‘Pligg_’ or whatever you like. Don’t do like I did and leave off the ‘underscore’ as that helps a lot when referring to the table if and when you need it.

Demo Link article with some additional Information:

Multi-Pligg 1.2.2 Enhanced with WP – Link to Working Demo

 Donations:

You’re Prayers, kind thoughts, and well wishes help immensely. If you’d like to help further, I’ll use your donated funds to purchase a domain, pay for hosting and if I see enough monetary support  I’ll hire a developer to assist with adding further enhancements and integration of other web APPs or commercially available programs. I have some great ideas.


 

A Great Offer:

I’ll make one further offer here. If you’ll purchase a Domain Name (or a transfer of one) and WordPress Hosting from my Paradigm Domains operation and will provide me with the login credentials to that site/account, your akismet key and your login account credentials at WordPress.com I will be glad to fully install what I’ve done here at that time for $75.00 on your Paradigm Hosting.

That price may increase and requirements may change as we go along depending on if we add commercial apps and any future enhancements we might make. You can do all this yourself but the work may be out of your comfort zone so I offer this as a further incentive to purchase my hosting and domain registration services and to compensate me or my helpers/developers/programmers for our time.

To  be continued……….. Here

 

Multi-Pligg 1.2.2 Enhanced with WP

From an idea I had to make Pligg and Multisite WP work together as several websites under one (or more) domain(s).

First off this isn’t a total bridge of WordPress and Pligg. Not yet anyway! I wanted to divide an existing Pligg site that used WordPress as a Blog. The site I wanted this for seemed like it would benefit from dividing into two or three separate sections. This project grew out of that system and need. Someone recommended I document this in case others might want this info or possibly benefit from this in some way….. or maybe I just like to write!

Demo Link article with some additional Information:

Multi-Pligg 1.2.2 Enhanced with WP – Link to Working Demo

Further Plans:

WordPress has an add on  Forum Plugin/APP called BBPress. I hope to fully integrate that app into the project sometime soon and there are several commercial APPs I might add at a later date once the core APPs are proven and known stable.

If I receive enough donations I’ll probably hire a developer who knows phpLD (php link Directory) to incorporate that into the WordPress hanging off this project and possibly use the facilities of WordPress to further bridge other webAPPs into this system.

References:

http://thedeadone.net/how-to/integrating-pligg-beta-810-with-wordpress-204/

http://forums.pligg.com/questions-comments/3562-multipligg.html

http://www.freewebmasterhelp.com/tutorials/htaccess/

http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

http://mashable.com/2012/07/26/beginner-guide-wordpress-multisite/

http://jeffhawkinswebsiteservices.com/2013/11/21/adding-a-moderated-option-to-pligg-1-2-2-story-administration/

don’t let any of this scare you………..

Caveats:

I’m still developing this as I go, this is very early alpha stage. What I recommend works for me but may not work for you. I’ll do my best to support your efforts to duplicate my system but make no guarantees this will work, I offer….. no warranty, no promise of suitability, no future revisions and no support outside of this(these) Blog post(s).

You’re mileage may vary and objects in your mirror may be bigger or more ridiculous that they appear. Do not eat this product or heat in microwave oven prior to consumption. If I left anything out I hope you’ll still get the picture here. No Crying!!!!

Prerequisites:

You’ll need a copy of Pligg 1.2.2. You’re welcome to  use any version you wish but at this time I’ve settled on 1.2.2 and to keep distractions to a minimum this is what I plan to use.

You’ll need a good website host. I used my own service, Paradigm Domains, and ask that you use the same. The added business will support me and my company and my familiarity with the service will help me support the users there. Irregardless you’re welcome to chose any host you want. I’ll support you as I can.

WordPress…. You’ll need WordPress installed in the root directory. I won’t go into why but…. This is the first Web APP you’ll install if you want to duplicate what I’ve done here. You’re welcome to leave out WordPress but I think this project may lean heavily upon WordPress as it goes along from this Alpha stage into Beta and I think you might want to install it for now to be ready for where I’m heading.

“WordPress must be installed in the root directory due to the requirements of the multisite domain mapping plugin I will use here.”

Tools:

Besides the usual assortment of common hand tools and a good source of fresh brewed coffee you’ll probably want the following.

A Pad of paper

Notepad

A good FTP program

Maybe a WYSIWYG HTML Editor

I’m sure there will be more as we go

Now the Nitty Gritty Begins:

At this time the WordPress hosting I provide at Paradigm Domains  includes a one-touch install of WordPress. I’ll guide you through Installing WordPress to Multisite in the next post. I’ll most likely point you to further reading then and may even get you started toward tweaking the WordPress Multisite and adding what I believe is the essential Plugins and WordPress setup.

You can get ahead slightly by creating a WordPress Blog over on WordPress.com. Do write down your link, username and password there as you’ll need it for JetPack, a part of my recommended WordPress package.

Donations:

You’re Prayers, kind thoughts, and well wishes help immensely. If you’d like to help further, I’ll use your donated funds to purchase a domain, pay for hosting and if I see enough monetary support  I’ll hire a developer to assist with adding further enhancements and integration of other web APPs or commercially available programs. I have some great ideas.


 

A Great Offer:

I’ll make one further offer here. If you’ll purchase a Domain Name (or a transfer of one) and WordPress Hosting from my Paradigm Domains operation and will provide me with the login credentials to that site/account, your akismet key and your login account credentials at WordPress.com I will be glad to fully install what I’ve done here at that time for $75.00 on your Paradigm Hosting.

That price may increase and requirements may change as we go along depending on if we add commercial apps and any future enhancements we might make. You can do all this yourself but the work may be out of your comfort zone so I offer this as a further incentive to purchase my hosting and domain registration services and to compensate me or my helpers/developers/programmers for our time.

Get Started:

So go ahead….. get started…. Grab your free WordPress.com site. Purchase or transfer your domain and arrange your WordPress hosting. Install the WordPress. I’ll be back tomorrow with the second installment here and we’ll get your first Pligg Page working.

I may be ready to show you my actual running site by then (the site is running but I have a few items to fix there yet before the rest of it (the enhanced site) goes public. When I do I’ll show you around and you’ll see what works and how.

To  be continued……….. Here