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  • boyenb added a new discussion topic Modify Menu Name in the group Event calendar
    Is it possible to change the menu name of the plugin? Instead of "Event calendar", I would like it to be shorter, just "Calendar". I tried to search the Group Discussions; maybe this was already answered but I haven't seen...
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  • It means you're using the deprecated function expose_function() (perhaps, in 3rd party plugins). You should replace this deprecated function on elgg_ws_expose_function(). view reply
  • Hi there. I, of course, know how to activate the plugin suggested in: The web services are now a plugin in Elgg 1.9. You must enable this plugin and update your web services to use elgg_ws_expose_function(). but, what exactly do we have to do...
  • iionly replied on the discussion topic How can I do SEO of my elgg site properly ?
    As already posted in the other thread: from the two choices (updating your site from Elgg 1.8 to a newer Elgg version or migrating the Elgg site to Buddypress) I would think that upgrading to a newer Elgg version is much easier! With a newer... view reply
  • iionly replied on the discussion topic Migrating my elgg site to buddypress
    From the two choices (updating your site from Elgg 1.8 to a newer Elgg version or migrating the Elgg site to Buddypress) I would think that upgrading to a newer Elgg version is much easier! With a newer version of Elgg you could also try some... view reply
  • Rohit Gupta replied on the discussion topic Auction plugin, display of images not working
    I am glad that it worked. view reply
  • advatera replied on the discussion topic "Mail members" not working (part of `group_tools` plugin)
    Hi David, I see the same issue - how did you resolve it? Kind regards, Volker view reply
  • Rudi replied on the discussion topic Auction plugin, display of images not working
    viewimage.php had the same engine/start.php in it, so replaced: require_once(dirname(dirname(dirname(__FILE__))) . "/engine/start.php"); with this: $autoload_root = dirname(__DIR__); if... view reply
  • Rudi replied on the discussion topic Auction plugin, display of images not working
    Thank you very much Rohit Gupta, That worked. Except the lightbox popup does not display the image, will look in to that.   view reply
  • Rohit Gupta replied on the discussion topic Auction plugin, display of images not working
    In elgg 2.0 engine/start.php does not exist, so the below line is not valid: require_once(dirname(dirname(dirname(__FILE__))) . "/engine/start.php"); Try replacing it with this: $autoload_root = dirname(__DIR__); if... view reply
  • Rudi replied on the discussion topic Auction plugin, display of images not working
    The following code points to thumbnail.php and I thingk that the thumbnail php has an error in it, any help would be much appriciated. <?php $wiauctionguid = $vars['wiauctionguid']; $size =  $vars['size']; echo... view reply
  • Rohit Gupta replied on the discussion topic How can I do SEO of my elgg site properly ?
    Following is a list of ranking factors (with explanations) which will have maximum impact on your DA and PA (page authority): Days to expiry of domain name: This is probably the easiest thing you can do right now to affect your domain ranking.... view reply
  • Rohit Gupta replied on the discussion topic How can I do SEO of my elgg site properly ?
    Read this Article: https://www.shoutmeloud.com/domain-authority.html view reply
  • Nirmalya Sikdar added a new discussion topic How can I do SEO of my elgg site properly ? in the group Elgg Technical Support
    My URL : https://safalaya.com . I am using elgg-1.8.19 . My website has DA 45 , but my organic traffic is only 21 . It is very strange . Now I have asked an SEO Expert who told me that my website is not getting indexed properly . He told me to...
    • Following is a list of ranking factors (with explanations) which will have maximum impact on your DA and PA (page authority):

      Days to expiry of domain name:

      This is probably the easiest thing you can do right now to affect your domain ranking. Days to expiry is not a terribly strong factor, but it is a deciding factor in the establishment of a good website. It indicates to search engines that these long-lasting websites can be trusted. If your domain is set to expire in the next year, I would recommend that you extend it for the next 3-4 years. It would cost a just few dollars more, and it would be helpful to you in the long run.

      Get more links to your site:

      This is probably the one factor which will affect your DA score the most. Try to earn as many backlinks as you can, but make sure those links are from quality sites. If you buy backlinks or get links from low-quality sites (using automated methods), you will do more harm than good. (See: Google Penguin & negative SEO)

      Diversify your link profile:

      Instead of getting tons of links from a few sites, focus on getting quality links from diverse sources. This would include links from various geo-locations, various domain extensions, and sources which are not interconnected. Needless to say, links should be relevant and should be of high-quality.

      Internal link structure:

      This is one important factor that you can easily control. Have you visited a Wikipedia page recently? Have you noticed how powerful their internal linking is? Make sure your every post is linked to 2-3 others posts on your blog, and when you publish a new blog post, go back and link from your old posts. This will also pass link juice from old posts to the new one.

      Remove bad links:

      Along with creating new links, you should also keep an eye out for bad links pointing to your site. You can use a service to monitor backlinks to get email notifications. Whenever a bad link is pointing to your site, ensure that you get it removed, or use Google Disavow tool to ignore those links.

      Must read: How the LinkPatrol plugin fixed my external bad links issue

      Become an authoritative source in your niche:

      The quality of your articles is more important than the quantity of articles. Publishing only 2-3 high-quality posts in a week is far better than publishing 7 posts of mediocre or low-quality content.

      Along with publishing high-quality content, work to become an authoritative site in your niche. Become the news breaker or make sure your reader trusts every page on your website.  This will have a great impact on overall user-experience and on your search engine ranking. I’m not entirely sure it is directly related to increased domain authority, but it will definitely advance your site’s search engine ranking.

      Note: Domain Authority uses 40+ signals and looks at the pattern of search engine rankings by Google. So if you make Google happy, your DA score will also improve over time.

      On-Site SEO :

      Make sure your website is search engine optimized, as this controls things like where the link juice passes, how easy it is for search engine bots to crawl your site, and how user-centric your content and navigation are.

      Here are few things which you should focus on with On-Site SEO:

      Noindex archive pages (Noindex your tags, categories, pagination and author archive pages)
      Sitemap file (Have a sitemap file link in your footer and in your robots.txt file). Make sure you have submitted your sitemap file to major search engines like Google and Bing.
      Meta title and Meta description of homepage
      Maintain proper heading hierarchy in your blog post. Here is a good guide on how to use heading tags for SEO.

      Make your website load faster

      I could have included page load time in the on-page SEO reference, but I believe since  Google has made page load time an official ranking factor, you should start giving great attention to the load time of your website. You can use sites like tools.pingdom (More sites here) to check the existing load time of your site. If your site is not loading within 3 seconds, you should start working on speed optimization of your site.

      Social Media marketing and branding: 

      Social media plays a major role in the ranking of your content. Whether social media is a ranking factor for domain authority or not is debatable, but it is definitely a ranking factor in the Google search engine ranking algorithm. Make sure your brand and your blogs have a presence in all major social media platforms. Also try to ensure that your readers are sharing your content on social-media platforms. This helps to boost ranking and improves indexing.

    • As already posted in the other thread: from the two choices (updating your site from Elgg 1.8 to a newer Elgg version or migrating the Elgg site to Buddypress) I would think that upgrading to a newer Elgg version is much easier!

      With a newer version of Elgg you could also try some plugins like https://elgg.org/plugins/2397576 or https://elgg.org/plugins/2626263 for improving SEO.

      The most complex upgrade is from Elgg version 1.8 to 1.9 as there are changes in the data directory structure and done and comments entries data model has changed. But that's probably still much easier than trying to migrate from Elgg to Buddypress without very good experience and a lot of time or money (to hire someone doing the job) or both.

      Depending on which 3rd party plugins you use on your site the upgrade might be easier (if there a new versions of these plugins for newer Elgg versions available) or a bit more difficult (if the plugins have no newer versions and you can't go without them).

      How about thinking seriously about trying to upgrade your site? Maybe try it out with a test installation to learn how it works. Then you can see if the SEO plugins available for the newer Elgg versions improve the ranking. If not, you still could decide to change to wordpress - though I doubt someone would have a ready solution for that and importing/exporting content is not enough.

  • Rohit Gupta replied on the discussion topic Migrating my elgg site to buddypress
    Buddypress is a feature of wordpress. I am not sure that it is possible via any plugin or by a simple migration process. You can do a database mapping but that would be a hell of a task. Alternatively you can do an export of all the objects from... view reply