anyone who has knowledge of how to edit the page structures, or if theres a plugin to do this? can you help me? im looking to put some sort of place for me to put images on the sides of my elgg website. like sidebars on the left and right empty spots of the page?  how do i go about adding that? maybe it hasnt been done yet but im sure someone here can do it. thank you in advance.

  • Hi eric,

    Creating such major changes to the design would require creating a theme, which almost certainly requires that you can code PHP. There are a number of themes available for download that you can study and you can find out how to create your own by reading the docs. (Follow the Docs link in the top menu).

  • Eric, changing the look and feel of your Elgg can be done in various ways. First I suggest you view the css file and if you have knowledge in styling using css you can modify the look and feel and even add new areas. 

    There is a good theme with good instructions. The theme is based on the basic Elgg theme and it gives you the chance to play around with it and modify the look and feel. The them is 'theme-elgg-example. As for adding content, well, it all depends on where the content is coming from.. you may need to call the content onto the pages by modifying the relative files.