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Does anyone use ELGG?

Asked by johnny0313x (1855points) December 17th, 2008

I was wondering if anyone uses ELGG, its a social network well, it lets you create your own social network. I am trying to customize my home page or landing page and am ready to give up! The setup process is easy and configuring it isnt bad but I don't have much PHP knowledge so it's hard to figure out how to place things on the page. I copied a code I found online and started to modify it from there and use it ass an example, however I didn't get to far. Support is scarce and limited for ELGG as I have searched and read many pages with little to no help. So i figured i'd see if anyone here can offer some assistance.
I really just want to have the log in recent memebers and groups recent discussions/activity(which i cant figure out how to add) and then just html the rest with custom content like sign up ads and links and such. If anyone could assist me with this it would be greatly appreciated!! I mean i’d owe you a favor of some kind, maybe a little something extra in your stocking this year? Santa and I are like brothas from anotha motha – Also please dont take everyone on the site right now to literally as alot of it is just filler text or random thoughts.

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hypeserver's avatar

Have you tried using as an alternative. It's pretty simple to use and no coding knowledge is required. It's pretty simple to modify, but you can't change the layout all that much. If you look at the service you’ll see the layouts all look a lot alike. I believe you can break the mold and handcode the template in HTML though.

johnny0313x's avatar

Wasn’t aware of that one but I do like ELGG better I think, not to say I may not give that one a shot if I cant figure this out, I’ve spent alot of time getting Elgg going and adding plugins and such, so If i can manage to ge the front page to look nice i’ll be happy!!! ha

derekpcollins's avatar

@johnny0313x: I can offer you some PHP help. I’m not too familiar with ELGG, but I’ll see what I can do. Let me know if you’re interested.

johnny0313x's avatar

Thanks I’ll send you a comment :)

Vincentt's avatar

Note that Ning is hosted whereas with ELGG you have full control yourself – you can edit the source and modify the code, switch things around and not depend on Ning to keep your site online.

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