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  • RvR replied on the discussion topic Data Export-Groups and users
    Try https://elgg.org/plugins/1939447/releases/1939448/download view reply
  • ofo added a new discussion topic Data Export-Groups and users
    How can I get or rather export a group with its users?
  • iionly replied on the discussion topic The basic of Elgg
    You might want to read http://learn.elgg.org/en/stable/admin/plugins.html. And you can also look at the other sections in the docs to find other topics that might help you to get over the initial helplessness of not knowing how to do things with... view reply
  • blair added a new discussion topic The basic of Elgg
    Hello I decided to build a Elgg site I have build many other kinds of sites before but this is my first Elgg site for example I am trying to install themes I have no idea how to do this any good places I could learn all the basics and more advanced...
    • You might want to read http://learn.elgg.org/en/stable/admin/plugins.html. And you can also look at the other sections in the docs to find other topics that might help you to get over the initial helplessness of not knowing how to do things with Elgg.

      If you have other questions not answered in the docs (or not already answered in exisiting discussion topics), you can of course ask here on the site.

  • RvR replied on the discussion topic First Time Setup/Clearing The Cache
    Exception at time 1501358326. Check the server error log to find out what causes the error. You must to do it. how do I clear the cache manually? Delete system_cache and views_simplecache folders from data... view reply
  • James added a new discussion topic First Time Setup/Clearing The Cache
    Hello, I have downloaded a fresh copy of Elgg 2.3.3, but on settings I get this error. An unrecoverable error has occurred and has been logged. If you are the site administrator check your settings file, otherwise contact the site...
    • Exception at time 1501358326.

      Check the server error log to find out what causes the error. You must to do it.

      how do I clear the cache manually?

      Delete system_cache and views_simplecache folders from data directory.

      Console:

      $ rm -fR system_cache
      
      $ rm -fR views_simplecache
  • markus81 added a new discussion topic hi
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  • I appreciate the Elgg cheerleading and putting thought into this! I think we have to consider what unique value Elgg brings to the table, and whether or not we would be better off in a world where Elgg were a set of APIs/features within another... view reply
  • 1) Laravel comes barebones, so Elgg wins in terms of how much functionality you can get out of it by installing a bunch of plugins. Laravel wins in terms of its architecture and mindset that allows you to build high class large scale apps.... view reply
  • Hello guys nice discussion on how to move elgg forward.. I would love to ask some questions based on this discussion... Thanks Question 1: "because there are superior suites, like Laravel" Is laravel better than elgg?..cos I do brag about elgg... view reply
  • I honestly don't think the community has much to contribute to Elgg's future. It's a lot of discordant voices that all want a different thing. What we need is people like Michele, who invest time and funds to drive Elgg development based on... view reply
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Amazon has launched Spark, a social network for its shoppers
    @ Ismayil Khayredinov, when I was reading your past post suggestion concerning "JS boilerplate and spaghetti code we have to write to achieve simple AJAXification" I was surprised that most of the community members sited time has an... view reply
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Amazon has launched Spark, a social network for its shoppers
    @ Ismayil Khayredinov, I understand your frustrations with Elgg lagging behind when it comes to best practices. You have contributed a lot of work to Elgg core and even several plugins development. The truth is, several goals that have been set... view reply
  • Because WordPress users don't want discussions, files, and all the other junk that comes with Elgg. WordPress is a nice tool to write a blog, and it ends at that, it's not suited for large applications, neither is Elgg, though it does better than... view reply
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Amazon has launched Spark, a social network for its shoppers
    @ Ismayil Khayredinov, Thanks for your input. I shared my thought so that the Elgg community members can think on how they can help or do more to help build Elgg to serve more online communities than it does at the moment. I also know that at... view reply
  • Elgg will never be a CMS. It's a development framework, not an out of the box solution. I don't understand why you compare screws with nails. view reply
  • Tom added a new discussion topic Amazon has launched Spark, a social network for its shoppers
    Amazon is getting into the social media fight, but this network is more about shopping than sharing pictures of your dogs, cats, kids, latest vacation you visited, trendy restaurant or latest meal. Amazon Spark, is a social network for Amazon...
    • Hello guys nice discussion on how to move elgg forward..
      I would love to ask some questions based on this discussion... Thanks

      Question 1:
      "because there are superior suites, like Laravel"
      Is laravel better than elgg?..cos I do brag about elgg being better than laravel with my friends.

      Question 2:
      " Elgg is great for testing ideas and working with small budgets"
      Is elgg no longer suitable or great for building large communities or enterprise startup communities?

    • 1) Laravel comes barebones, so Elgg wins in terms of how much functionality you can get out of it by installing a bunch of plugins. Laravel wins in terms of its architecture and mindset that allows you to build high class large scale apps. Testability of Laravel apps is much higher, so I think it beats Elgg in terms of long-term maintenance and growth burden. But in reality Elgg can be a Laravel app, ultimately Laravel is a set of tools, so we could throw away all the wheels that Elgg has reinvented and use Laravel as a foundation. Once I am more comfortable with Laravel I'd like to try and put Elgg on top of it.
      2) Sure you can. It depends on your needs. We still use Elgg a lot, but Laravel might be more suitable for custom projects. The amount of work that goes into customising Elgg, dealing with third-party plugins, corky UI, expensive database queries sometime outweighs the effort that would go into building a Laravel app from scratch.

    • I appreciate the Elgg cheerleading and putting thought into this!

      I think we have to consider what unique value Elgg brings to the table, and whether or not we would be better off in a world where Elgg were a set of APIs/features within another ecosystem. To attract devs a system must have either a great developer experience (Laravel/Symfony) or an undeniably rich featureset (Drupal) or community (WordPress). Elgg is lacking all three.

      Drupal is really Elgg's big sister, built with the same everything-is-hookable/plugins-working-together spirit, and already has so many CMS features Elgg users want: Web-configurable Views, Panels, Paragraphs, Rules, Taxonomy, roles, workflows. For entities: custom ordering, URL paths, revisions, translations. And Elgg could benefit from its fragment caching, CDN support, and efficient DB structures.

      But that cost: Drupal's APIs and coding conventions are arguably worse than Elgg's (some notable exceptions, like forms) and it's a behemoth out of the box.

      The big features of Laravel I think are its docs, and Laracasts. I think Symfony can do all the same, but I feel like I'd do more digging. Symfony 4 is around the corner. As we stew on this it'll be interesting to see what changes in the Symfony world.

  • iionly replied on the discussion topic How to let users have more control over content they see
    Ref. 6.: Elgg's "Friends" are like followers even if named differently. Only with the Friends Request plugin you get two-way real Friend relationships (with ability to accept / deny friend requests). Your other requests are very,... view reply
  • Alhefner replied on the discussion topic How to let users have more control over content they see
    I would love to be able to hire someone but, it's not in the financial cards now. I know plugins can get it done and, I'm in the process or trying to learn about them and how to develop them. However, if there are already plugins that will... view reply
  • You can hire someone to do things you want done. Noone is going to get them done for you out of good will. Elgg is a framework not a wishlist. All of the above can be done via plugins. view reply