News Plugin

Free Elgg plugin for post news and announcements by administrators and group owners

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Notification: There is an Elgg 3 compatible version on GitHub at

This plugin offers administrators the following options:

  1. Post news items
  2. Add other Elgg entities as news items
  3. Customizable news list view
  4. Option to determine more users who can post news/announcements
  5. Option to allow post news/announcements on groups, only by group owners
  6. Option to change the default news icon and featured news icon in settings
  7. Option to allow or not staff news to set/unset news as featured
  8. Option to display featured news on sidebar

As an example of point 2, if there is blog post by any user, administrator can add this as news post. So it will be displayed in list of news but if users click on this item, will redirected to original blog post. The same action could apply to any post like pages, bookmarks, videos etc.

Also administrator can allow to group owners for posting new/announcements inside the group only.

Any suggestions are welcome.



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  • Category: Site admin
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2020-7-10
  • Downloads: 4400
  • Recommendations: 7

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