Help with Groups?

Can anyone help with some questions i have about "Groups" in elgg... I have a couple of thing's i'd like to accomplish with them.

Can the rights to create a group be only given to administrator(s) somehow?

Can the term "groups" be renamed to something different (Tribes lets say)?

My ideal situation would be to have two categories of groups--one we can call groups, free to any member to join or create--and the other we call tribes, which only administrators can create and designate ownership of, but anyone can join.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • If you take a look at start.php in mod/groups there is a chuck of code that sets up the side menu.  You would want to put a check around this to make sure that the user is an admin.

         add_submenu_item(elgg_echo('groups:new'), $CONFIG->wwwroot."pg/groups/new/", '1groupslinks');

    The name could be changed in the language file but from the sounds of what you want to do, you are going to want to change the name based on some type of value that is assigned to the group.  This value would identify if it was a group or a tribe.

    If the Admin makes the groups public then anyone will be able to join these groups.

    Hope this helps.


  • To rename groups to something else you can use the following plugin:


    Hope that helps.