AU Sets (Pinboards)

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Create sets or collections of content in a "Pinterest" fashion, display in a very flexible widget layout

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This plugin adds a new content type to your elgg installation called a "Pinboard"

A pinboard is a taggable, searchable entity that other content from within the site (including other pinboards) can be pinned to.  This allows users to create pages of related content, themes, portfolios, or any other creative collection.

Similar to groups, pinboards have can have an avatar and description, and similar to pages they can have multiple people with write access - people who can pin content and edit the pinboard, based on group or friends access collections.

The real power of pinboards is in the display - everything is widgetized for maximum flexibility.  A number of widget layouts are provided.  Widgets used within a pinboard have a standard option to hide the widget style, so that it looks like a static part of the page.  This can be particularly useful with the free html widget.

Throughout the site any entity that has a menu (where you have the 'like' link) will have a 'pin' link.  Clicking this link will pop up a modal window with a short list of sets that the entity can be pinned to, as well as a search box.  Pinning the entity is as simple as clicking on the pinboard it belongs to.

Widgets available for sets include

  • free_html (if widget manager is installed)
  • tabtext (if plugin is installed)
  • pinboard avatar
  • pinboard description
  • single pinned content
  • recently pinned content
  • pinboard comments
  • Google Gadgets (xgadget - if plugin is installed)
  • RSS feed (widget manager)

Produced for and with the support of Athabasca University, Canada.

Matt Beckett

I'm a self-employed web developer, family man, nerd, scuba diver. Manager/maintainer of this elgg community site, and core Elgg development team member.

Project Info


  • Category: Widgets
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2015-10-6
  • Downloads: 3910
  • Recommendations: 16

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