Pligg Beta v9.9.5 Released Or Should We Call It YADC?

Pligg Beta V9.9.5Pligg have just released an updated version of their popular digg clone cms system to the pligg community, v9.9.5 has been released to combat that vast amount of security vulnerabilities that have been discovered within the system over the past few weeks. Most of v9.9.5 is bug fixes but there are some new features like AJAX In-line Story Editing for example which was contributed from Dave Mackey of

  • Fixed bug in login.tpl
  • Fixed source link in Footer.tpl
  • Bug Fix “Categories” sidebar module do not line up with the RSS feed icon in IE 7
  • Bug Fix in categories.tpl
  • Bug fix in tags.tpl
  • Fixed bug in sidebar_comments.php
  • Fixed bug in in submit_antispam_main.php
  • Added virtual host Apache MultiView Option
  • Added Submit_antispam Module
  • Bug Fix for subcategories
  • Bug Fix for force recompile in link.php for php4 thanks moonomo
  • Bug Fix in linkadmin php querying users
  • Added AJAX In-line Story Editing by Davemackey to 3rd party folder
  • Updated installer to use 9.9.5 languages
  • Fixed sql injection vulnerability with editlink.php
  • Fixed sql injection vulnerability with story.php
  • Modified link_summary to allow a different template to be used
  • Fix for installer not adding categories.
  • Removed the ‘Read More’ link when submitting a story
  • Fix for “Message icon not shown in IE6″.
  • Fix for ‘tell a friend’ on servers with magicquotes enabled.
  • Fix for URL Method 2 and categories safenames that have _ in them.
  • Fix for filtering tag results to a specific timeframe via the tagcould.
  • Fix for comment voting.
  • Fix for editlink bug with friendly url’s disabled.
  • Fix for JS error on editlink if edit summary is disabled.
  • Fix for yget template showing wrong icon for ‘bury’.
  • Fix for category url bug in story breadcrumbs.
  • Fix for live pages using friendly urls even when they’ve been disable via admin panel
  • Fix for story page showing ’summary’ instead of full description
  • Fix for changes to the story summary not being saved.
  • Fix for ‘1′ problem with new submissions.
  • Update template manager module to ver 0.13
  • Added a new module hook.
  • Fix for bug with subcategories
  • Fix for bug with editlink and & symbol.
  • Updated the category manager to allow each category to have it’s own META description and keywords.
  • Update to makeCategoryFriendly to make it more SEO friendly.
  • Bug fix in story.php
  • Added a new Pligg News Panel to yget admin
  • Removed Template editor for security reasons
  • Bug Fix for Send Announcement module
  • Added one click story delete into link_summary.tpl
  • Added simple readme to inline editor folder
  • Removed submit to Pligg cause it was never setup and replaced it with Stumbleupon

Pligg v9.9.5 comes hot on the heels of the YADC system which was released earlier today by AshDigg a former developer of pligg, both systems are very similar in fixes and codebase which isn’t surprising as they share the same SVN revision as a codebase. What is a little surprising though is some of the SVN edit time similartities with YADC and Pigg even more so when you compare both projects edits. Going on SVN dates and times Pligg v9.9.5 is crammed with YADC code.

Example One Below is an image with the times at which files files were edited and bugfixed on the YADC SVN.

Example Two Below is an image with the times at which files were edited or bugfixed on the Pligg SVN.

Example Three Below is an image in which we compared the YADC Beta 1 and Pligg Beta 9.9.5 codebase, these are the only files that are different between both projects.

Pligg have clearley made most of the security edits after YADC was released by AshDigg earier today, whats more they give no credit to YADC for the fixes. If you were wondering how pligg managed to get the bugfixes out so fast all of a sudden now you know, it would seem they got the code from YADC.

Pligg Beta v9.9.5 can be downloaded from below.

Download Pligg BETA V9.9.5

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Author: Lincoln on August 1st, 2008

Category: Pligg, Social Web CMS

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  1. Just a note to let you know that the new upgrade causes problems for the Pligg Broadcast template. At least it did for me.

  2. SocialNews says:

    My site is running on Pligg 9.9.0 SEO edition, downloaded from socialcmsbuzz. Will Pligg 9.9.5 (or YADC) keep the SEO improvements, or will I lose them after uploading?

  3. TomTom says:

    I have been subscribed to this blog for a few months now and today i thought after seeing this it’s time to break my comments duct.

    Doesn’t anyone else thinks it’s strange the v9.9.5 was released shortly after YADC was and that all the SVN times in those images for pligg are a few hours after the same fixes had been submitted to the YADC project?.

    Looking at the code edit times on those SVN’s from past experience i would say YADC was fixed first then pligg have taken the code they required to release their system? This is poor behavior from the pligg developers and shows how low they have sunk since the project ceased being developed all those months ago, pligg has never mentioned officially that they haven’t had a developer for months now.

    There is nothing illegal with what Pligg LCC have done by using the YADC code fixes but morally they should explain where all the fixes came from and give credit to Ash and YADC, in the pligg forums i read that a developer was hired to do the fixes i would have to agree that this information proves otherwise. They seem to have simply got the fixes from YADC changes released earlier that day.

    Personally this has made me upgrade to Ash’s YADC BETA 1 system instead of pligg v9.9.5, i would rather the development team that backs my software doesn’t feel the need to borrow, beg and steal without giving proper credit, pligg would seem to have been leading it’s community a merry dance during the past months over development etc and that trend seems to be continuing by the look of those SVN images if not getting worse.

    Pligg may be able to fool some users but not all of them, lets see how pligg’s development progress’s now they have hired that great coder that fixed all the security bugs.

  4. catchpen says:

    Well the Pligg devs did mention they hired a 3rd party so I’m assuming that could be Ash. So perhaps it’s borrow and beg without the steal. The whole thing is a little confusing write now why the hush about it (no such thing on the WWW). But regardless “the” CMS is finally getting some much needed revisions and hopefully the updates and improvements will continue.

  5. Lincoln says:

    Hi catch,

    We can confirm 100% it wasn’t Ash that pligg hired, Ash alerted us to the fact the Pligg SVN files seem to have been updated after he originally made the security fixes to YADC SVN. Ash also compared the code bases along with providing us with the images used in the article.

  6. Geoserv says:

    This is sad, but also ironic. Pligg developers have always preached about giving credit where credit due and about not stealing code from fellow members, excuse me, thats exactly what they have done.

    Doesn’t surprise me as Ash was the main developer and the only one that knew what he was doing enough to fix issues and incorporate new ones.

    Like Lincoln and I have been saying for months, Pligg has definitely gone downhill since they couldn’t sell it last year.

    Another case of do as we say not as we do. Shame on Pligg.

    Thanks for alerting us Lincoln.

  7. GFXDesign says:

    WOW, I called the fork a couple months ago; .Was going to start it myself, but don’t have time/resources for such a project. I am glad someone else took the initiative though. Good news for everyone. Anyway, I hope to contribute back as much as possible to this one!

  8. Rogelio says:

    will this beta work correctly with the templates from this blog?
    Somebody test it?

  9. Lincoln says:

    Hi Rogelio,

    At the moment no they won’t unfortunately and the pligg developers haven’t as yet released details of any changes made to the beta for template creators to modify their themes.

    We are currently in the process of converting all our themes to run on the YADC system and you can get more information about template upgrades here

  10. rainman says:

    When i visited this thread earlier today i came from a link on the pligg forums, i returned to see if any more replies had been made and that post seems to have been deleted now and the topic closed. Why are Pligg censoring content and avoiding answering any questions?.

    I noticed that the trackback from the original post at pligg i visited from is still present above and show’s what page the link to the article was on.

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