default template folder


I would do my first steps with Elgg customizing CSS, Frontpage and Images files.

I should find those files at the directory: mod/template/templates (at least Elg Social Networking book says!)... but I do not find any mod/template folder.

I'm using 1.7.7 version.

Can anyone support me?

Many thanks in advance,

  • There's no template folder. I think the book refers to go to the folder of a template that you previously downloaded. For instance, if you download a template called NTemP, you could see the graphics folder, css files, etc.

    Rodolfo Hernandez

    Arvixe/Elgg Community Liaison


  • thanks for your reply Rodolfo.

    If I do not have installed any themes, can I change the default one as well? If so, where are located the CSS, Frontpage, etc. etc. files?


  • Well, css and other elements are usually located in YourElggFolder/views/default

    If you wanna edit the frontpage, edit the index.php that is located in your elgg folder.

    Rodolfo Hernandez
    Arvixe/Elgg Community Liaison