Web 2.0 is an exciting moment and Digg is one of
the leaders of the pack.
The moment I saw Digg I wanted a site like it. It’s just
so perfect for a community coming together on any topic. I assumed
it would be impossible to get a similar site up and running, but
then I came across Pligg, which is an open source version. I’ve
set it up and now have my own social community web 2.0 site running
of which I am inordinately proud.
Want a site of your own? It’s perfectly possible, but a little
tricky, so here is the method I used to get my site http://www.concepttshirts.com/bands
up and running.
Before you do anything you need to set up a Mysql database and
user for Pligg. Once you have done that, download pligg from http://www.pligg.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5
and unzip it.
Now upload all the files to your webspace.
Open the config.php file and alter define('my_base_url', 'http://localhost')
to your base URL (no slash after the URL)
If installing in a subdomain then add the subdomain before the slash
in the next line: define('my_pligg_base', '/')
Now set the permissions:
Open a browser and navigate to YOURSITE.COM//install/install.php
Delete the /install folder.
Now login to the account god with password 12345 and start work
on your new social website!
Errors are generally owing to not setting the permissions correctly.
Pligg is a great community tool, so big up to the boys at pligg.com