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    Content-only view
    I am embedding the docs in a mobile or desktop app, as part of the help functionality within the app. One could obviously just copy the content, but then you will have to edit the app data every time you update a...
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    Installing Plato as a Progressive Web Application (PWA)
    Starting with Plato 1.0.9 you can now install Plato as a progressive web application or PWA from any modern web browser. In this article we'll look at how to install Plato as a PWA and why this may be useful for you. ...
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    Configuring Google Sign-In within Plato
    Configuring external login providers within Plato eases the sign-up or account creation process for your end users. This can encourage participation as users don't need to create yet another web account and instead can...
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    Introducing Plato Desktop 💻
    Hi All, We are super excited today to announce a new complimentary app for Plato - Plato Desktop. Plato Desktop offers a simple native experience to ease accessing your Plato site. Plato Desktop is designed primarily...
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    Enabling Features
    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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    Release Notes
    Learn what's changed between releases of the Plato core.
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    Plato 1.0.9
    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...
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    Plato 1.1.0
    Coming: Late December 2019 / Early Janurary 2020 Plato 1.1.0 will introruce .NET Core 3.1 LTS support. During our 1.1.x releases we will also be focused on improving the lovalization support offered by Plato. This...
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    Plato 1.1.X
    Release notes related to the Plato 1.1.x series of releases.
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    Plato 1.0.x
    Here you can find all release or change notes for our Plato 1.0.x series of releases. For a complete history of all changes please see our GitHub releases page .
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    Plato Demo - Now Live 🚀
    Hi All, I'm delighted to announce our Plato demo is now live. The Plato demo allows you to login using a demo administrator account to fully explore Plato and the Plato administrator dashboard . Demo You can...
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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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    Installing Plato
    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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    Quick Start
    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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    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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    Configuring IIS
    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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    Web based set-up
    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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    Downloading Plato
    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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    Deploying Plato
    This section hopes to guide you through deploying Plato to your production servers. Currently Plato is only officially supported when running under IIS on Windows. We do hope to introduce Linux support in the future and...
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    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...