Modified Custom Index v1.0 beta 2

Release Notes

This modified version of Custom Index plugin works with modified Event Calendar, Polls and Ads plugins.

This plugin adds administrator areas with new events, polls and ads. The administrators can mark an Event, Poll or Ad as relevant and it will show in an homepage widget.

Installation instructions

  • Download the Modified Custom Index Plugin
  • Unzip in mod directory (overwrite the original Custom Index)
  • (Disable and) Enable the plugin in the Administrator area
  • Done.


Download other modifed plugins that work with this Modified Custom Index





This is a BETA version for testing purposes only, not production. It works well in our testing environment but unsolved bugs have been reported.




  • some bug fix
  • fixed translations
  • @antifmradio. Thank you for testing so much our plugins and sorry for late reply.

    Unfortunately we cannot reproduce the behaviour of your installation so we don't find the bug.

    Can you tell me how the enent_calendar is configured in the Tool Administration?

    Anyway I've just updated Modified Event Calendar Plugin. It contains all the files of the plugin. Try that and let me know.


  • Hi,

    Are you talking about the Custom Index (in the Mod directory) that comes with Elgg 1.5 or the older Custom index by Travel Junkie that you mention above?


  • Sorry, that comment and link was for an older version of the plugin.

    I've update install instructions.

  • Hi,

    if you want to change the layout of your Elgg Homepage and you have Modified Custom Index installed, you have to edit the file


    You have to move the following block of code in the place you like:


            <!-- display latest groups -->
            <div class="index_box">
                <h2><?php echo elgg_echo("custom:groups"); ?></h2>
                    if (!empty($vars['area5'])) {
                        echo $vars['area5'];//this will display groups
                        echo "<p><?php echo elgg_echo('custom:nogroups'); ?>.</p>";


    Hope this help you

  • Hay, great plugin.

    Ive been messing with it hough to try and add Tag Cloud 1.5 and so far i have managed to gt it in but its showing incorectly. Could be great if it could be shown on the right hand site under latest groups. Would look good there.

    Or .. an option to add in code through tool administration would be good.

    Once again, great work on this plugin.

  • Has anybody added their own objects to this? If so can they tell me and everybody else how they did it ?

  • To add an object in the homepage trough custom index, extract data in index.php and add visualization in mod/custom_index/views/default/canvas/layouts/new_index.php

  • @antifmradio

    In custom_index/index.php

    you can change the numbers of the groups, polls etc to show.

  • the mod/custom_index/index.php

  • Has anyone tested this on 1.6.1?

  • Myoung..

    The plugin does not call many views or elgg functions.. I never tested it on elgg 1.6, but knowing that the core view and function names and locations havent changed, I would say the plugin would work in 1.6 without problems.


  • hey Is there any way to make your own custom pages with this plug in, I am talking about custom external pages which will have two column layout like the custon index.



  • @jayanta  You can make you own pages as you want. You can create your own plugin with your pages or you can add them to custom index. Look at start.php to add pages with a page  handler.

    The column layout is given by the canvas. There are different canvas layouts, look at /views/default/canvas/layouts in your elgg install and yu'll find all your presets layouts.



  • can somebody show a screenshot with this plugin please

  • Does anyone have a copy of the original Custom Index that came with Elgg 1.5 or know where I can download it?

  • Is this working on elgg 1.6.1?



  • It should work.

    I didn't have problems passing to 1.6

  • I have installed this on 1.61 although the "Latest Events" box shows, there is nothing it it, despite events being marked "yes".


  • I installed on 1.7 but get a 'form missing_Token or_ts field' error after creating an event... Any ideas on how to fix this?



  • I've tried to use it, and I have no choice for the hours of meeting. Besides that I have the same errors than the message above me : "form missing_Token or_ts field' error after creating an event...". I'm using 1.7.7 version of Elgg. Are you planning to upgrade your  plugin ?

    Thank you 


  • Category: Widgets
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 4269
  • Recommendations: 0

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