Articles and Pligg
Much like WordPress and with some knowledge of HTML and PHP, you can use Pligg for almost any type of website.
Most Pligg based websites use it for what it was designed for, a Digg style website. But, there are many things you could use it for. For example, an image gallery website or even an article database like Article Alley where users can Submit Articles or find Free Articles for use on their sites..
Article databases are great for attracting traffic from people looking for articles to people writing them.
Using Pligg to run an Article Alley would require minimal effort and almost no code changes.
Basics steps to accomplish this:
Five star voting:
Admin > Configure > Voting > Voting Method > Set to 2
Remove URL field on submission process to Submit Articles:
Admin > Configure > Submit > Require a URL Wen Submitting > set to FALSE
Admin > Configure > Submit > Show the URL Input Box > set to false
Admin > Configure > Submit > No URL Text > set to say Article
Admin > Configure > Submit > HTML Tags to Allow > add whatever tags you want here
TinyMCE WYSIWYG Editor:
I would also add the TinyMCE WYSIWYG Editor module available from Pligg.
For this you will need to edit your link_summary.tpl file. As you can see on Article Alley, they have added Adsense to their articles, you can do this as well, simply by adding the Adsense code where you want the ads to appear.
One thing Article Alley doesn’t do is make their URLs search engine friendly http://www.articlealley.com/article_964583_4.html is their URL structure, this not only looks better but also makes it easier for searching for Free Articles, make sure you use URL method 2 in the Admin panel at
Admin > Configure > URL Method > set the value to 2
If you are up to the challenge give it a go, use Article Alley as your inspiration if you need to and see what you can come with and post a link to it in the comments below.
What other use for Pligg can you think of?