The mod directory of your Elgg installation.

I have my Elgg 2.3- site installed on  MariaDB server. 

  • Server: via TCP/IP
  • Server type: MariaDB
  • Server connection: SSL is used Documentation
  • Server version: 10.2.8-MariaDB-log - MariaDB Server
  • web server:
  • Apache
  • Database client version: libmysql - mysqlnd 5.0.11-dev - 20120503 - $Id: 76b08b24596e12d4553bd41fc93cccd5bac2fe7a $
  • PHP extension: mysqliDocumentation curlDocumentation mbstringDocumentation
  • PHP version: 5.6.2


Everything runs smoothly. But. I´m trying to install Twitter® Bootstrap 4.1 for Elgg Plugin (The first Plug installing for me) and I can´t find-

(/copy/FTP the extracted folder into the mod directory of your Elgg installation)

the mod directory in my Elg installation?  There are 24 tables in my Elgg installation starting from 


and ending in 


I know. This might be a very stupid question but I have not found an answer even reading many times.   I might be in the  dark. But trying to learn.





    elgg_access_collections and elgg_users_sessions are tables in your database and Twitter® Bootstrap 4.1 for Elgg is an elgg plugin with files and folder. These two are no way related to each other. You cannot place files and folder in a database. You need to extract the plugin files inside the mod directory (absolute path in your hosting space)

  • There should be a directory with the name "mod" in the install folder of your Elgg installation. Just look into the directory on your server where you have installed Elgg into and you should find it. If you want to add a new plugin, just copy the plugin folder of the new plugin into the "mod" folder (you should see the plugin folders of the plugins that come bundled with Elgg already in the mod folder). After you have copied the new plugin folder into the mod directory, you can enable the plugin from the admin area of your Elgg site. The Plugins page in the admin area lists all available plugin and you can activate/deactivate them from there.

  • Thank you Rohit and iinonly for your answers and help. My problem was then that I could not enter my elgg installation to locate my mod folder. I contacted my server host and got the passwords for FTP and SFTP and also downloaded in purpose to log in to the server and my elgg installation to find mod folder. And sorry that it took so long time for me to answer you.