By Cash Costello

Create, customise, and installation your personal social networking website with Elgg An up to date model of the first actual ebook on Elgg distinct and easy-to-understand research on development your personal social networking website with Elgg discover the massive diversity of Elgg's social networking services together with groups, sharing, profiles and relationships discover ways to create plugins and subject matters with broad tutorials Written by means of money Costello, a middle developer of the Elgg group, with a foreword from Dave Tosh, Elgg co-founder. intimately the internet is turning into more and more social as thousands of individuals use it to web publication, proportion, put up, 'friend', 'unfriend' (which used to be made the Oxford be aware of the 12 months in 2009), remark, and chat. Elgg - your award-winning open resource social networking engine - is tailored to create any social networking or social media web site you could think. that will create a social networking site from scratch utilizing Elgg, then this e-book is strictly what you wish. Elgg 1.8 Social Networking covers every thing you want to find out about construction a social networking website with Elgg. It starts off with directions for fitting Elgg, maintains with a guided journey of its functions, and finishes with useful suggestion on deploying Elgg on a creation server. And in among, it truly is full of info on configuring and customizing Elgg via plugins and issues. This e-book is a learn-by-doing consultant to making your personal social networking website. It comprises 3 pattern case reviews on how Elgg may be used as an e-learning software, an intranet program for corporations, and a distinct segment social networking website. step-by-step it takes you thru the install, configuration, and customization of Elgg. beneficial recommendation is sprinkled through the booklet to make it easier to construct your website like knowledgeable. For builders, this e-book offers a mess of thoughts. First, there's a tutorial-based part that systematically teaches you ways to construct plugins. quickly you've ten plugins to be used in your website as well as the entire wisdom you've won. moment, for those who want a short evaluation, this booklet has an appendix that describes Elgg utilizing the terminology and layout styles universal in internet improvement. 3rd, while you're drawn to making a subject, it is usually a layout educational and a catalog of Elgg's view templates. The booklet then is going directly to describe what's concerned with operating a creation web site. It has sections on determining a webhosting supplier, configuring and tuning the server, backing up the positioning, and working with spammers.. The uncooked model of this publication is predicated on Elgg v1.7. the ultimate released publication should be thoroughly up to date and in line with Elgg v1.8. What you are going to study from this e-book set up your personal web site utilizing Elgg and learn how to administer it. customise your website utilizing the plugins on hand from the Elgg plugin repository. construct your personal plugins from scratch whereas following the step by step tutorials. Create your personal subject matter by way of picking out recipes from the theming cookbook. the right way to proportion content material with different clients. installation Elgg in a creation atmosphere with plentiful recommendation on server configuration, back-ups, website tracking, and day-by-day administrative projects. research the layout of Elgg from a developer's point of view. learn the way you could give a contribution to the colourful and ever turning out to be Elgg group method This ebook presents greater than only a step by step consultant to fitting and utilizing Elgg. It comprises useful suggestion won via event on what it takes to set up and hold an Elgg-based website. while you're a software program developer or are accustomed to Hypertext Preprocessor, it offers either a tutorial-based advent and a short reference consultant that you should fast expand and customise Elgg. Who this booklet is written for so that you can create a social networking website utilizing Elgg and don't have a history in software program improvement, this publication offers the entire info and suggestion that you simply want written only for you. while you are a developer, it additionally includes important tutorials and reference fabric that you should commence writing code without delay.

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Create, customise, and set up your personal social networking web site with Elgg An up-to-date model of the first actual e-book on Elgg designated and easy-to-understand research on construction your own social networking website with Elgg discover the enormous variety of Elgg's social networking features together with groups, sharing, profiles and relationships discover ways to create plugins and subject matters with vast tutorials Written by way of funds Costello, a center developer of the Elgg group, with a foreword from Dave Tosh, Elgg co-founder.

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There are hundreds of third-party plugins available. Chapter 6, Finding and Using Plugins describes a few of the best and gives advice on how to select and test any plugin. [ 14 ] Chapter 1 Themes The look and feel of Elgg is controlled by the theme. Elgg comes with a default theme that you can use. It is not a separate module that can be uninstalled, but is built into the engine. To change the theme, you install a theme plugin that overrides parts or the entire default theme. Theme plugins are installed just like other plugins and have access to the same APIs.

Building your own plugins You can build your own plugins to customize or extend Elgg. Writing a simple plugin requires either basic knowledge of (or the motivation and persistence to learn) both PHP and HTML. An example of a simple plugin is one that changes the word "blog" to "report" in the blog plugin's menus and page titles. Creating a plugin that does this is quite easy to write. There is a tutorial in Chapter 8, Customization Through Plugins that shows how this can be done. A more complicated plugin is one that modifies how Elgg handles the creation of "friend" relationships.

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