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  • 26th March 2020 🙏 We are delighted today to announce the release of Plato 1.1.1. Plato 1.1.1 is the largest update for Plato since the initial 1.0 release back in September. This update introduces dozens of new...
  • 2nd February 2020 We are delighted today to announce the release of Plato 1.1.0. Our Plato 1.1.0 release introduces .NET Core 3.1 support and improves developer productivity when working with the Plato code. .NET Core...
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    Settings
    You can edit important application settings via the Plato administrator dashboard under the " Settings " area accessible within the main navigation on the left. TIP A fresh Plato installation will only...
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  • Plato lets you pick and choose the features or modules you would like to offer within your Plato installation. This helps keep the UI clean and clear and ensures you only offer the features that help you help your users....
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    Features
    Plato is composed of modules. Modules are small independent NuGet packages or Visual Studio projects that compose together to add all of the functionality you see within Plato. Managing Modules 💠 You can enable or...
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  • By far the quickest way to get started with Plato is to download or clone the Plato source code locally and use an IDE such as Visual Studio to build & launch Plato. Building Plato 🏠 After downloading Plato open...
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    Dashboard
    The Plato administrator dashboard is used to configure & manage your Plato installation. After you've set-up your Plato installation the administrator dashboard will be the first place you want to visit to enable...
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    Licensing
    Plato is a commercial product and requires a paid license for possession or use. Using Plato is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plato EULA at https://plato.instantasp.co.uk/legal/license . To acquire a...
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  • Looking to download Plato to install on your own computer or server? All official releases are available to download via our releases page on GitHub. Plato is not free software and you will need either a commercial...
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  • 🌟 We have over 110 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 docs please post your docs suggestions...
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  • You can publish Plato to your configured IIS site using web deploy . Before following the steps within this guide please ensure you have the latest version of web deploy installed for Visual Studio. Visit the Microsoft...
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  • The Plato.Files module adds both private and public file sharing to Plato. Administrator have complete control over upload settings and can restrict various upload settings on a per user role basis. This document provides......
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  • Plato leverages the identity services & best practices provided by .NET Core for user authentication and account recovery. Passwords Passwords within Plato are hashed. A hash is a one way function, so given the password...
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  • It's not uncommon to forget your password. Account recovery is secure and easy with Plato. Plato uses a familiar email based "Reset Password" flow to allow you and your users to reset account passwords. This...
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  • The Plato.Features.Updates module adds the ability to manage module updates & in most cases completely automate the module upgrade process. With Plato.Features.Updates enabled you'll notice a new " Update "...
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  • The Plato.Anchorific module automatically generates a table or contents and anchors from headings within your content You can see an example of this below... Enabling Plato.Anchorific Visit your Plato dashboard...
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  • December 10th 2019 Plato 1.0.9 introduces the new companion Plato Desktop app, adds auto-saving and fixes a number of minor issues and usability bugs discovered since Plato 1.0.8. Introducing Plato Desktop Plato...
  • 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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  • 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 3.x applications. In this document we'll...
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  • At minimum Plato requires a web server (typically IIS) running .NET Core 3.1 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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