Elgg Blog: Elgg 1.8.1 beta 1 released!

Elgg 1.8.1 beta 1 has been released to address a number of bugs discovered in Elgg 1.8.0. This beta is the first bug fix release for the 1.8 branch and contains many bug fixes and enhancements, including:


  • New group activity widget for user dashboard.
  • Added more sprites.
  • version.php information cached instead of loaded 100s of times.
  • Added class elgg-autofocus to add focus on inputs when the page loads.
  • Admins can edit user avatars again.
  • Added a filter for non-bundled plugins in plugin admin.
  • Improvements to admin area theme.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed site dropdown menu for IE.
  • ElggEntity->deleteMetadata() no longer deletes all metadata ever if called on an unsaved entity.
  • Fixed Embed plugin.
  • Fixed river entries for forum posts that were lost if upgrading from 1.7.
  • Fixed avatar cropping on IE 7.
  • Bookmarks plugin accepts URLs with dashes.
  • Menu links no longer have empty titles and confirm attributes.
This is a beta release, so it is not meant to be used on production sites. We appreciate feedback from developers so please download Elgg 1.8.1b1 and feel free to open tickets on trac if you find any bugs.

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