How to create a visitor/guest access

Hi everyone.
I am new to Elgg and I am having a hard time figuring out how to make a guest entrance into the site so people can read the Event and Calendar page without having to login or register. This is very important for this site!! Any and all help is appreciated!

I am using Elgg 1.8.12 and using the "Inchiridium" Theme. Also, the "Custom Index" is not working when "Inchiridium" theme is activated

Please help! Thanks in advance.

  • When you are logged out, do you just not see the menuitems or it won't let you access the page when you type in the url?

    On the start.php or the plugin(s), you should see something like this

    if (elgg_is_logged_in()) {




    if (elgg_is_logged_in()) {



    delete what I made bold and you should be good to do. Just backup the file incase I am wrong... ;-)



  • Thanks for getting back so promtly .... Couple things; 

    1. I can't find what you are mentioning.

    2. I am trying to make a Guest/Visitor entrance into the site, and access particular pages (i.e. Events) without having to Login. This is fundimental to the site I am building.

    Thanks to you or anyone that help in this process.


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