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  • Here4U replied on the discussion topic problems from the off :-( in the group Elgg Technical Support
    I have setup the required MySQL database and entered all data correctly twice and now my install page states: Any suggestions?   Welcome to Elgg.   Elgg couldn't connect to the database using the given credentials.
    • Hey 6shakes btw did you input as per your dbase i.e.

      It should look something like this.

      • Database: cpanelloginname_databasename
      • Username: cpanelloginname_username


      I dont get that this what i get...

      System settings


      Now that the Elgg database has been successfully installed, you need to enter a couple of pieces of information to get your site fully up and running. We've tried to guess where we could, but you should check these details.


      But I dont get any further  than:

      Tried changing engine file and .htaccess made no difference

      I even moved the /data/ folder to a different location (chmod 777)

      Now im trying to work out what mod_write is

      im foxed, or maybe the brain just isnt working

      My host set-up in the cpanel is

      Apache version 2.2.11 (Unix) PHP version 5.2.9 MySQL version 5.0.77-community Architecture i686 Operating system Linux  Path to sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail Path to PERL /usr/bin/perl Kernel version 2.6.18-028stab060
      cPanel Pro 1.0 (RC1)

    • Hi everyone, I'm really new to elgg, and already love the concept of it all. I've a one click install for elgg v1.2 with my webhost, everything goes great until I get to the widget bit. All my plugins can be enabled but when I go to the dashboard, there are only 4 of them that I can drag and drop, the others aren't there at all. I've no idea why this is happening at all, I've uninstalled and reinstalled, but it stays the same everytime. I've even tried deleting the mod directory and uploading it again, from the one I uploaded to my computer and they still don't work.

      I'm wanting to upgrade to v1.5, but I'm not sure if it will work fully, if all my plugins aren't working properly in v1.2 as it is. I did ask my web host if they would be making v1.5 available for one click install as well, but the answer I got from them was "what's wrong with v1.2, v1.5 might have bugs in it", so I got no joy there. So then I asked if they could create me a data file outside my webroot, and I would install v1.5 myself, as I was unable to do the data file, and again I got the same answer.

      I would be extremely grateful for any help/advice, as at the moment as a novice I'm feeling quite out of my depth, but I really want to use elgg, and be competent at doing so. Plus I'd like to learn and solve this while I still have some hair left on my head!

      Many thanks in advance.

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