Drigg For Drupal 6 Under Development Again Thanks To Tony Mobily

Back in Feburary of this year we reported the news that Drigg’s founding developer Tony Mobily would be leaving the project with immediate effect. Upon Tony’s departure control of his various Drupal modules including Drigg were handed over to the Drupal team, it would see however that after a few months Tony became unhappy with the way his modules were being cared for/maintained by their new owners. The good news for Drigg owners today is that Tony has returned to development and retaken control of his modules, not a moment too soon in our opinion as Drigg is becoming the favored professional grade system of choice when starting a social news based website.

With more and more social news site’s launching that are based upon the Drigg system along with many other Pligg based sites converting to the system it came as a shock back in February When Tony announced his departure from the project. It would seem however that even Tony’s departure in Feburary could not stop users switching to or launching their project with a Drigg based system. The combination of Drupal 6 and Drigg is almost too formidable in reliability, expandability features wise and scalability for it’s competition to try and compete with at this current time. Where Pligg is considered the hobbyists system that will break or give you problems on an almost daily basis Drupal/Drigg is a professional level system that in our and many others experience is reliable, secure and a much more complete system.

With popular sites like DesignBump and WPscoop both showing whats achievable with the Drigg system it’s no wonder more and more website owners are switching to Drigg or launching their new project based upon the system. You may also notice both of these sites upcoming pages are not crammed full of spam like every pligg install on the web including v1.0.0 installs, Drigg actually has protection from spam in the form of a few fantastic modules like Spam, AntiSpam and Troll which is a massive advantage over Pligg.

Tony Mobily returning to the Drigg project is a massive boost for the community and already we have seen some updated BETA releases last month to the v6 branch of Drigg. With Tony and the community getting behind him Drigg looks set to become the number one choice of system to build a social news site like digg.com upon.

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Author: Lincoln on August 8th, 2009

Category: Drigg, Drupal

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  1. Denny Sugar says:

    I was really happy to see this. Drgg was my firs choice a few months ago when I start into the digg site experiment I’m playing with. I will be switching over to drigg very soon mainly to take advantage of the drupal underbelly.

  2. typehost says:

    The Drupala Installation Profile is built on the Drupal 5.x Drigg Installation for social bookmarking and the Advanced Profile Kit for social networking. The site architecture makes extensive use of Views, Panels, and multiple content types to build a portal organized around taxonomy terms that includes blogs, articles, social bookmarks, and user profiles. The Drigg base theme has been redesigned to position featured categories in the primary links section and Drigg categories in the sidebar. This allows for an easy customization of the site structure to support virtually any topic. FCKeditor is pre-installed and configured for WYSIWYG blog & article publishing. The Drupala theme is two columns, optimized for APK & Drigg, and cross-browser tested in FF, IE6, IE7, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.


  3. reno says:

    The best drigg website I have ever seen


  4. Lincoln says:

    Hey Denny Glad to hear you have been playing around with Drigg, I’m sure you will agree it’s a great system.

    @typehost Great package although it would be better if it were Drupal v6 install as Drigg for drupal 5 is no longer being developed or updated.

    @reno you cannot have seen very many drigg sites if you think that drigg-france is the best you have ever see?

  5. Geoserv says:

    I just installed Drigg, thinking of changing http://www.faqpal.com over to it from Pligg.

    Anyone know if it is possible to import my Pligg database to Drigg?

    As far as the best looking Drigg site, my vote goes to http://www.designmoo.com

  6. Lincoln says:

    Hi Geo,

    Drigg has a module titled Pligg To Drigg Importer that comes packaged within the Drigg module ;) use that to import your pligg site to drigg.

    As always use a development server or WAMP with a backup database to perform the import in case you mess up.

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