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  • Newbie replied on the discussion topic Privatise elgg
    Thank you for the information webgalli. But i didnt get you when you said something about writing plugins as per guidelines. Can't i use my individual innovations? view reply
  • Newbie added a new discussion topic Privatise elgg in the group Feedback and Planning
    I am using 1.8.3 to host a community site for the north east indian engineering students. I want to manipulate the core of elgg with help from some programmers. I like the basics of elgg and i want to add more custom plugins unavailable to anyone....
    • Thank you for the information webgalli. But i didnt get you when you said something about writing plugins as per guidelines.
      Can't i use my individual innovations?

    • @Newbie - be as innovative as you like!  What Webgalli is saying, is to read through the documentation on plugins first, it'll make your experience a whole lot better.  Also, you are absolutely free to modify the core engine if you want, but it's not recommended for a number of reasons:

      1. It breaks upgrade paths - you will lose your customizations if you attempt to upgrade your elgg version
      2. Subtle nuances that you may not be aware of can ripple through the system - elgg uses a *very* normalized database structure so if you create/delete something out of place it can be hard to track down
      3. If something does break in a customized system noone in the community can provide any decent help
      4. It's very rarely necessary - pretty much anything you want to do can be achieved in a plugin while leaving the code base intact
    • north east ? kolkata ? উত্তর পূর্ব? আপনার কলকাতা? ? which college ? my elgg-friend from kolkta is at college in chennai for comp sci...;-)

  • Newbie replied on the discussion topic Customise 1.8.3 elgg title
    Thanks a lot gillie! I have worked out my problem with your direction. Is there anyway i can change the topbar height?{not the header} view reply
  • Newbie replied on the discussion topic I hate profileengine.com
    Am nt qualified enough to comment and yet i wish very much to say something here. As per Dhrup whom i admire the most in forums, there is no way anyone could access elgg databases then how is it possible for search engines {profilengine.com in this... view reply
  • Newbie added a new discussion topic Customise 1.8.3 elgg title in the group Feedback and Planning
    I am using the latest 1.8.3 the problem is, i cant install any other themes other than the default. Moreover, i wish to replace my site title with an image{logo}. I am ready to retain both the elgg logo on top and bottom, just want my title to be my...
    • ...i cant install any other themes other than the default

      What happens when you try?

      i wish to replace my site title with an image{logo}

      Have a look at views/default/page/elements/header_logo.php and the css class .elgg-heading-site in views/default/css/elements/typography.php

    • Thanks a lot gillie! I have worked out my problem with your direction. Is there anyway i can change the topbar height?{not the header}

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