Shakk.Us Blog

June 12, 2006

Creating Digg Clone Using Drupal

Filed under: community, digg, drupal, Shakk.Us, vote — shakk @ 7:22 pm

It is generally unfair to label websites having voting facilities as 'digg clone' since we don't label every phpBB site as vBulletin or InvisionBB or [insert a proprietary forum] clone just because they provide the same functionality.

Ok, enough for the rambling. Shakk.Us was built around the famous open source package 'pligg' which provides user submission/voting functionality, but it is also possible to create a digg-a-like site using the famous open-source content management system (CMS) – drupal 4.7.

Vote up/down is a drupal 4.7 module that provides functionality and user interface resembles digg or pligg.


A demo site is available here in Swedish. Vote up and down is there without ability to un-vote. You can login with your existing drupal account. 

Demo site

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  1. Creating Digg Clone Using Drupal

    Vote up/down is a drupal 4.7 module that provides functionality and user interface resembles digg or pligg.

    Trackback by chian — June 12, 2006 @ 7:28 pm

  2. So now that the sweedish site ain’t up anymore, where can we see an example?

    Comment by elnate — July 20, 2006 @ 8:05 am

  3. Wow, nevermind, it must have been having some issues. I’m on it now and I give it praise! Good work with Drupal!

    Comment by elnate — July 20, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

  4. My favorite digg clone, is It’s a news site strictly for gaming, but puts a twist on diggs by giving articles a Leet Percentage Rating. Really cool and innovative.

    Comment by ninjoah — August 13, 2006 @ 7:53 am

  5. SUCKS!

    Comment by pdizzle — September 7, 2006 @ 11:36 am

  6. I have a website which uses the vote up-down module.

    Comment by AS — November 14, 2006 @ 5:14 am

  7. Hi guys we are currently writing a series on developing a Digg like site using the Vote up and down module plus a few others you can find part 1 here and part 2 here hope they are some use.

    Comment by ventureskills — December 7, 2006 @ 11:11 pm

  8. What a nice guide there by ventureskills, I had hard time setting up drupal myself.

    Comment by chian — December 8, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

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    Comment by MY DIGG CLONE SITES - Steve — April 2, 2007 @ 7:42 am

  10. another alternative to digg

    Comment by Daniel Eder — June 12, 2007 @ 3:24 am

  11. […] plug-in along with few other which enabled voting on Drupal. A very nice setup guides are here and here. However, be prepared to learn Drupal if you decided to take this route. If not, read on other […]

    Pingback by How I Created My Own Digg Clone — July 7, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

  12. I have just released Digg Clone using Drupal:

    The demo is available at:

    Check it out.

    Comment by Sudeep Goyal — August 10, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

  13. […] Original Article: Creating Digg Clone Using Drupal […]

    Pingback by Create a digg-pligg clone with drupal cms | Pligg Template — August 28, 2007 @ 10:27 am

  14. Hi guys. I’m new to this PLIGG, DIGG, Drupal stuff.
    I’ve been trying to do some research here and choose the best CMS to create a DIGG-like website.

    As far as I know it would be hard to have 1 username to login both onto a PLIGG-powered website and a PHPbb-powered forum on the same domain (like and, the user would have to login to the main website and then, login again to the forum, right?

    Now, building this website with Drupal (that, as I understand, has a built-in forum) would solve teh multiple login problem, right?

    Anyways, this takes me back to my initial question: what are the advantages and disadvantages of creating a DIGG-like website with PLIGG or Drupal?

    thank you for your patience with the newbie…

    Comment by Enzo — August 28, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

  15. This is a nice idea but i lacks the look and features of a pligg site

    Comment by Adam — September 10, 2007 @ 3:59 am

  16. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

    Comment by Idetrorce — December 15, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

  17. I would like to see a continuation of the topic

    Comment by Maximus — December 20, 2007 @ 6:20 pm

  18. I think that this is the good idea to build this module

    Comment by Peter — January 4, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

  19. There’s now a REAL SOLUTION in creating a Digg clone using Drupal, and it is DRIGG !

    It is the work of one man with great coding skills and 3 months devotion, greetings to him!

    Comment by James — January 5, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

  20. An excellent design! Who did? 🙂

    Comment by kim — March 20, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

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  22. Great information. I noticed when this was first published..oh well, better late than never!


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