how to change the footer

see the below detail...



<!-- spotlight RHS content -->

<!-- spotlight LHS content -->

Welcome to Elgg

Elgg allows you to run your own social networking site, whether publicly (like Facebook) or privately within your company or organization. Support and commercial services are available, or you can find new tools for your Elgg site at the Elgg community.



I want to change this spotlight details...

can i change???

  • yes you can

    yes we can



    footer is in mod/theme_yourtheme/views/default/page_elements/

    or here when you don´t use your own theme


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  • Hello I tryed to do it but I didnt see the Welcome to Elgg message 

  • Hi Oscar - you will need to be more specific with what you are trying to achieve and what you are experiencing. Do you mean you can't see the original welcome message in the file you're trying to edit?

  • @oscar-- oscar check whether u have some theme installed or not or there is a mod which overwrite the default spotlight so the Welcome to Elgg message is overwritten.

    if u dont have any theme then check at the location

    /views/default/page_elements/spotlight.php and to change the welcome message go to

    views/default/spotlight.php then go to the line no 16-32 there u will see all the things.

  • Thank you I have found it and now I have my own message

  • Hi Oscar :)

    Juzz curios :) watz ur welcome message now :)

    Do GooD

    HaPPy ElGGinG :)

  • My new message is: Bienvenido a Elgg gracias por visitarnos

  • Hello: I change it at



    And Now it is: Bienvenido a Elgg!!!  

  • Hi everyone, I'm havint the same problem.

    I'm using a theme, but the theme does not have a spotlight.php file

    However, in my Views/default/page_elements from root folder does have a spotlight.php file but if you look at the code below, this does not contain any text which I can modify? Any help is greatly appreciated:


    <div class="collapsable_box no_space_after">
        <div class="collapsable_box_header">

        $closed = false;
        if (get_loggedin_user() instanceof ElggUser) {
            if (get_loggedin_user()->spotlightclosed) {
                $closed = true;
        if ($closed) {
            <a href="javascript:void(0);" class="toggle_box_contents" onClick="$.post('<?php echo elgg_add_action_tokens_to_url("{$vars['url']}action/user/spotlight?closed=false"); ?>')">+</a>
            } else {
            <a href="javascript:void(0);" class="toggle_box_contents" onClick="$.post('<?php echo elgg_add_action_tokens_to_url("{$vars['url']}action/user/spotlight?closed=true"); ?>')">-</a>


            <h1><?php echo elgg_echo("spotlight"); ?></h1>
        <div class="collapsable_box_content" <?php if ($closed) echo "style=\"display:none\"" ?>>

        $context = get_context();
        if (!empty($context) && elgg_view_exists("spotlight/{$context}")) {
            echo elgg_view("spotlight/{$context}");
        } else {
            echo elgg_view("spotlight/default");

  • Just an update: I figured out. I found the folder Spotlight in

    from root folder views/default/spotlight/spotlight.php

    The content you need for anyone in the future.