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  • 🌟 Plato and our documentation are new. We have over 100 articles to help get you started and are quickly working to make our documentation even better. If anything is missing you would like to see covered within our...
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  • Plato is a modern, extensible web application written in C# and built upon .NET core, MVC & Bootstrap. Plato is written entirely from scratch to minimise external dependencies and ensure clean, consistent code throughout....
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  • Looking to download Plato to install on your own computer or server? Plato is free & open source. All official releases are available to download via our releases page on GitHub. Stable Release We would suggest...
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  • Plato is composed of modules. Currently we have over 100 official modules that add opt-in functionality to Plato. This means you can pick and choose the features available within your Plato installation. To learn more...
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  • We are excited your looking to install Plato. Hopefully our documentation here will assist you along the way. Before installing Plato on your own servers please ensure your installation environment meets our...
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  • At minimum Plato requires a web server (typically IIS) running .NET Core 2.2 and a database server typically running SQL Server 2016 or above. Installing Plato on Windows (Production) Web Server Windows Server 2012......
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  • Plato.Discuss adds a fully featured user community to your Plato installation. After enabling Plato.Discuss you'll notice a new " Discuss " link appears both within your front-end and administrator navigation....
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  • Discover what's included within Plato. After downloading a build or cloning the code from GitHub and extracting the Plato ZIP file to your computer you should see the following directory structure... plato/ |-- src |......
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  • Plato.Docs adds rich documentation publishing & sharing capabilities to Plato. After enabling Plato.Docs you'll notice a new " Docs " link appears both within your front-end and administrator navigation....
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  • Plato.Articles adds an online knowledge base to Plato. After enabling Plato.Articles you'll notice a new " Articles " link appears both within your front-end and administrator navigation. Plato.Articles comes...
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  • Plato.Questions adds public or private Q&A capabilities to Plato. After enabling Plato.Questions you'll notice a new " Questions " link appears both within your front-end and administrator navigation....
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  • Plato.Ideas adds public or private ideation capabilities to Plato. After enabling Plato.Ideas you'll notice a new " Ideas " link appears both within your front-end and administrator navigation. Plato.Ideas comes...
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  • Plato.Issues adds public or private issue tracking capabilities to Plato. After enabling Plato.Issues you'll notice a new " Issues " link appears both within your front-end and administrator navigation....
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  • Internet Information Services or IIS is a web server developed by Microsoft for Windows operating systems. Plato works great on all versions of IIS that support hosting .NET core applications. In this document we'll show...
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  • Looking to upgrade to the latest version of Plato or upgrade a Plato module? The documentation in this area will hopefully assist to ensure your always running the latest most stable & secure release of Plato. Plato...
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  • The Plato core refers to the main libraries or projects that provide all common , lower level functionality within Plato. For example asset management module management, caching, localization, authentication, permissions,...
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  • To ease installation the first time you launch Plato within your web browser you will be presented with the web based set-up screen. This screen allows you to name your installation, provide a database connection string...
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  • Once you've competed the web based set-up for Plato only the core modules will be installed. After completing set-up you should see a very minimal home page as shown below... What Next Access the...
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  • Plato offers hundreds of modules, some big some small. Whilst we can't cover every module offered with Plato just yet we've provided documentation for what we would consider the larger more notable modules here.
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  • The Plato.Markdown module adds a visual markdown editor and markdown processing capabilities to Plato. Plato.Markdown internally uses the popular markdig library for markdown processing so Plato.Markdown supports many...
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