Favorite Plugins

Last updated by Michele Comments (10)

In reply to Steve Clay suggestion here http://community.elgg.org/discussion/view/1125895/share-your-top-10-plugins , this is my list.

What an hard job to select them and at the end couldn't help to make it a Top 15 instead of Top 10 ....

Hope it helps somebody and thank Steve for trying to make us all interact on this interesting issue!

 

PLUGIN NAME AUTHOR LINK V 1.8 Why?
comment tracker Matt Beckett http://community.elgg.org/plugins/872640/1.1/comment-tracker-18x Must-have to keep users informed and active on community's activietes
digest Jerome Bakker (ColdTrick IT Solutions) http://community.elgg.org/plugins/797106/2.0%20beta/digest For lazy community members to be informed via email and possibly participate in community's discussions
donation Slyhne http://community.elgg.org/plugins/401957/1.8/donation Offer elgg-based sites an easy and elegant way to ask for donations 
elggx_userpoints Iionly http://community.elgg.org/plugins/813379/1.8.2/elgg-18-elggx-userpoints Helps increasing users' status acknowledgement by and inside communities
event manager Jeroen Dalsem (ColdTrick IT Solutions) http://community.elgg.org/plugins/736695/2.2/event-manager Great, elegant, feature-full to notify community users about events
friend_request Jerome Bakker (ColdTrick IT Solutions) http://community.elgg.org/plugins/384965/3.2/friend-request well, speaks by itsef :)
html email handler Jerome Bakker (ColdTrick IT Solutions) http://community.elgg.org/plugins/709492/2.2/html-email-handler Nowadays can't live without html email, notifications, etc.
language_selector Jeroen Dalsem (ColdTrick IT Solutions) http://community.elgg.org/plugins/384977/2.0/language-selector for multilanguage sites, must-have
notifications subjects Matt Beckett http://community.elgg.org/plugins/876327/1.1/notification-subjects-18x better subjects better and more engaging community
polls Kevin Jardine https://github.com/kevinjardine/polls Voting is power!
profile_manager Jeroen Dalsem (ColdTrick IT Solutions) http://community.elgg.org/plugins/385114/7.4/profile-manager Can't live without it, you must install this to customize your site, for sure you need custom profiles types
spam_login_filter Ray J http://community.elgg.org/plugins/774755/1.8.2/spam-login-filter Great, solves almost all spam related problems also see here http://community.elgg.org/discussion/view/1125310/blocking-spammers
suggested friends Matt Beckett http://community.elgg.org/plugins/869921/1.2/suggested-friends-18x Increases interactions among users
tidypics [Settings] The tidypics team http://community.elgg.org/plugins/385077/1.8.0%20rc1/tidypics-photo-gallery-plugin well, how can't you have a photo sharing plugin like this?
translation editor Jerome Bakker (ColdTrick IT Solutions) http://community.elgg.org/plugins/385116/1.2.1/translation-editor for multilanguage sites, must-have
  • Last columns was cut so here it is the reasons why I believe these plugins are important, cheers!

    PLUGIN NAME Why?
    comment tracker Must-have to keep users informed and active on community's activietes
    digest For lazy community members to be informed via email and possibly participate in community's discussions
    donation Offer elgg-based sites an easy and elegant way to ask for donations 
    elggx_userpoints Helps increasing users' status acknowledgement by and inside communities
    event manager Great, elegant, feature-full to notify community users about events
    friend_request well, speaks by itsef :)
    html email handler Nowadays can't live without html email, notifications, etc.
    language_selector for multilanguage sites, must-have
    notifications subjects better subjects better and more engaging community
    polls Voting is power!
    profile_manager Can't live without it, you must install this to customize your site, for sure you need custom profiles types
    spam_login_filter Great, solves almost all spam related problems also see here http://community.elgg.org/discussion/view/1125310/blocking-spammers
    suggested friends Increases interactions among users
    tidypics [Settings] well, how can't you have a photo sharing plugin like this?
    translation editor for multilanguage sites, must-have
  • Great list. I'm loving notification subjects, and comment tracker & digest are on my list to check out. P.S. you could save room by making the plugin name a link to the plugin. Tables are always a problem in a fixed layout...

  • Thanks Steve, yes, I then realized but the table was already prepared...the comment should anyway work even if as a second post :)

  • Hi Michele,

    thanks for sharing (and for the PM). Good to hear that our plugins are put to good use. Good luck building your community. We hope you will keep sharing your experiences on the Elgg community. It is very much appreciated.

  • Hi Jeroen,

    I'm also preparing a Very Special Thanks page ... online as the new version of our community will be out and of course you, Jerome, Matt,...few others will be there just after core devs :)

    It will also contain the same promise sent to you via PM ... so looking forward to keep my word! ;)

    There's few things I can do as non-tech person in this community but those few things will be done with pleasure!

  • Is there a pluhg-in to sort the comments by "likes" on the home page? I want my site to show the most liked by all members first on the page, then second most liked, etc.

    HELP please!

     

  • hmm;-X thats a lot of typing, typing... why didnt you all just ask me to fix up somethang to make life easier ? http://elggplugins.hackersgalaxy.com/ - already has - for your enjoyment - the best-est elgg plugins quick easy search facility this side of the alpha quadrant ;o)

    i will add a little button there for each plugin -- 'MakeFave" --L> which will  then *copy all the relevant details of the plugin & allow you to input -- just your extra comments for tagging the plugin a 'Fave' and store all the data -- to be later anaylzed and have whatever statistical arithmetic parformed on the collected data ;)

    how would you all elggsters like that ? yes ? no ? maybe ? ¡dont care!... lemme know if coding this up will be worth something to everybody !?

  • Dhrup, of course your list is far better than mine but Steve's objective here was different I think: just highlight my network's favourite(=most useful) plugins and try to explain why which is not the same for others ;)

    As for your question: yes I'd love the Make favourite (+some comment) feature on your list...

    Last, before asking you anything...I'd have to think it very well not to take back all of those :PXS%/ which go far away from my comprehension :D 

  • oki... i've got basic mechanism for ¡Fave!  code & implemented - only needs the back-end to route the faves voting and comments for storage. plugins' details are automatically picked up - all the user has to do in type their comments and a grade 0.9 - and we're kicking. who wants to test-drive ? with some hopes and everyone's cooperation  - we could have something useful for everyone.

  • ohhh I got an error from Dhrup's stuff?

    Is that really you man? :)

    Riepilogo errori

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