AU Run Once Collection

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A collection of run-once scripts for various purposes

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This is a collection of run-once scripts that solve various problems - mostly due to plugin migrations or version upgrades.  They solve very specific problems, and may do so through direct database manipulation, or other un-elgg-like methods.  I don't expect much use out of this, but it's here in case someone happens to be in the same situations.

Make sure you have a backup before running any of the scripts, use at your own risk.  This plugin does nothing other than provide these scripts, to prevent accidents when you don't specifically need to run one of them I recommend keeping it disabled or even removing it completely.



Widget Manager Migration

For 1.7 installations running widget manager that have upgraded to 1.8 with widget manager.  The layout of the widgets has changed between the versions, this run-once script will move the widgets back to where the users left them pre-upgrade.


Group operators => Group Tools Migration

For 1.7 installations using the group_operators plugin to provide multiple group admins, upgrading to 1.8 with group tools.  This script will make all of your group admins from group operators work with group tools.



  1. Install plugin as normal.
  2. Go to plugin settings page
  3. Trigger required script as necessary


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: Site admin
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 1970-1-1
  • Downloads: 693
  • Recommendations: 4

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