Basic Light v2013.01.16

Release Notes

- Updated to Elgg 1.8.12

- Improved: Options panel

  • @mariano Please fix it yourself ;)

    The menu with "Hola, mariano" is added by basic_light. The other one is added by another plugin you use. Could be hypeAlive, river_addon, etc ...

  • It happens with HypeAlive. If I remember correctly, rename/delete core folder in view/default...

  • Very good template, unfortunately it can't be mofified under the latest release of elgg 1.8.13.

    Whenever I try to make any modifications in the settings of Basic light i get:

    Server error:

    The website encountered an error while retrieving http://sitename/action/basic_light/admin/settings. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
  • @zirgit If you upgraded basic_light from a previous version, make sure you deleted folder,


    Or just delete the entire plugin and upload a new copy.

  • @gillie ty I made a clean install, I have the black and white but whenever I try to change anything :( I have the same Server error.

    HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

  • @zirgit In my setup it's running as it should.

    I do not think it's related to basic_light. Try to do a google search for Elgg HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error) and have a look here,

  • i think it's a .htaccess issue.

    @zirgit do you have .htaccess created from elgg in your server?

  • I wonder if anybody else had this issue after upgrading to the last version of elgg 1.8.13.

  • I have copied after the upgrade manually from 1.8.3 to 1.8.13.

    Copy /htaccess_dist to /.htaccess

  •  if it is a .htaccess issue is it possible to solve?

  • I got it fixed, the reason was the most trivial one. When I updated the pluggin the folder is basic_light_1.8 and inside of it there is a folder basic_light. I moved the content of basic_light in the above folder  basic_light_1.8. The plugggin activated but with many items missing like icons and the header was pure white (actually quite nice visually because of the ultime simplicity).

    The way to fix was to rename the file instead of  basic_light_1.8 to have basic_light.

    In the previous versions that was not an issue at all but after the upgrade it became an issue because the pluggin stopped working properly.

  • @zirgit Great it's working for you. As you say, the right folder to upload is basic_light, which is inside basic_light_1.8.

  • Hi, this theme is awesome. May anyone help me to insert my company logo?


  • @Alex You can copy page/elements/header_logo.php from elgg to the corresponding folder in basic_light. This vil override the core file, and you can now change header_logo.php to display your logo.

    Try something like this,

     * Elgg header logo

    $site = elgg_get_site_entity();
    $site_name = $site->name;
    $site_url = elgg_get_site_url();
    $logo_url = $site_url . "mod/basic_light/graphics/logo.png";


        <a class="elgg-heading-site" href="<?php echo $site_url; ?>">
            <img src="<?php echo $logo_url; ?>" alt="<?php echo $site_name; ?>" />

    Add you logo.png to folder basic_light/graphics/ and adjust the css as necessary.


  • how can I edit the topbar menu of this theme???? I kniow doing it whit the elgg default theme, but in this one, no...


  • In the same files as the default theme.



  • thanks for answering me, but in basic_light/views/default/css/elements/navigation.php I can t change the color of the topbar... olso, I can t put my logo into the topbar.. If I disable the basic_light plugin, I can make changes and see them.. 

    PD: my simple cache is disable..

    Thank u gillie

  • You should use a browser with an inspector, like FireFox. If you right click the topbar element you'll see right away, that you want to find .elgg-navbar in order to change bg color. Then search the theme directory for this class.

  • yes, I´m using chrome browser. basic_light/views/default/css/elements/layout.php/ the top bar is empty.

    this is the php code I have in the topbar place of basic_light/views/default/css/elements/navigation.php:

    /* ***************************************
    *************************************** */
    .elgg-menu-topbar {
    padding-top: 6px;
    float: left;
    .elgg-menu-topbar > li {
    float: left;
    .elgg-menu-topbar > li > a {
    color: #dedede;
    padding-top: 3px;
    margin: 1px 15px 0;
    .elgg-menu-topbar > li > a:hover {
    color: #FFF;
    .elgg-menu-topbar-alt {
    float: right;
    .elgg-menu-topbar-alt > li > a {
    margin: 1px 0 0 25px;
    .elgg-menu-topbar-default > li > a {
    margin: 1px 25px 0 0;
    .elgg-menu-topbar .elgg-icon {
    vertical-align: middle;
    margin-top: -1px;
    .elgg-menu-topbar > li > a.elgg-topbar-logo {
    margin-top: 0;
    padding-left: 5px;
    width: 38px;
    height: 20px;
    .elgg-menu-topbar > li > a.elgg-topbar-avatar {
    width: 18px;
    height: 18px;


    and in basic_light/views/default/css/elements/navigation.php:


    * Basic Light topbar
    // Elgg logo
    echo elgg_view_menu('topbar', array('sort_by' => 'priority', array('elgg-menu-hz')));

    // elgg tools menu
    // need to echo this empty view for backward compatibility.
    $content = elgg_view("navigation/topbar_tools");
    if ($content) {
    elgg_deprecated_notice('navigation/topbar_tools was deprecated. Extend the topbar menus or the page/elements/topbar view directly', 1.8);
    echo $content;




  • what should I have to change or to write in??

  • @xhipri09 If you use your editor to search the theme directory for .elgg-navbar, this file will open,


  • yeah, u´r right!!!!


    thk a lot!!!

  • gillie to edit the login / register page of your plugin? What folder do I have to edit??

    thanks a lot!!

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