Elgg 2.0.0-alpha.2 Released

This is alpha software. Please do not use it in production.

The Elgg team is excited to announce the immediate availability of Elgg 2.0.0-alpha.2 for download. This pre-release of Elgg 2.0 is meant for early testers and plugin developers who want to get a head start upgrading plugins to make sure they are ready when 2.0.0 final is released.


  • Steve Clay (14)
  • Evan Winslow (13)
  • Jeroen Dalsem (4)
  • Ismayil Khayredinov (3)
  • iionly (1)


  • core: Makes several commonly-used functions public (4b58e4f5, closes #7838)
  • groups: group owner transfer lists users alphabetically (a8bc79c2)
  • hooks: Adds indication in container permissions hook of checking owner (298b5231, closes #8774)
  • web_services: filter method output with a plugin hook (5ff308c5)


  • releases: Clarify BC policy for major releases (a636bf86, closes #7080)
  • web_services: document ws hooks (5430e032)

Bug Fixes

  • composer: Symlink plugins from root mod dir (436fb4a2)
  • nginx: Update rewrite rules for 2.0 (aa082a5c, closes #8750)
  • profile: Support composer for icondirect requests (7610552b)
  • upgrade: Point UpgradeService to correct upgrades dir (b3a31868)
  • web_services: do not leak internal function names via system.api.list method (9415c413, closes #8574)


  • discussion: Deprecates the elgg:discussion library (bf741815, closes #8760)

Evan Winslow

Software Engineer at Google. Elgg enthusiast. I wrote the Javascript and CSS frameworks for 1.8.

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