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  • mKasim added a new discussion topic Plugin migration to elgg 2.x in the group Plugin Development
    Hey there, as one must have noticed, most plugins are made for elgg 1.8 and I think not very compatible with the newest versions. So is there any way to migrate older versions such as 1.7 - 1.9 to be used under elgg 2.x? If there is any...
    • It's kind of impossible to generally say how easy or difficult it is to update a plugin released for older versions of Elgg to work on the current version(s) of Elgg. You could say that the newer the Elgg versions the plugin has been originally released the less changes will be necessary. A simple plugin is normally easier to update but "simple" is not necessarily something you can be sure about by a brief look on the code of a plugin. It's likely that the most extensive changes might be necessary when updating a plugin written for Elgg 1.7 to work on Elgg 1.8. From 1.8 to 1.9 it should be less changes necessary and for a plugin fully compatible with Elgg 1.9 the changes for Elgg 1.10 - 1.12 should be almost non-existing. Updating a plugin that works on Elgg 1.12 to Elgg 2.0 - 2.2 might not even be necessary sometimes - as it already fully works - but sometimes you need to change again a few things. If the plugin you intend to update contains Javascript code it is likely that you need to make changes there in the way the JS code is loaded. But you would need to change that only once for the JS code to work again from Elgg 1.9 - 2.2.

      A list of changes introduced by new versions of Elgg that might require modifications in plugins can be found at http://learn.elgg.org/en/2.0/guides/upgrading.html. Other info that might be useful for plugin devs can be found in the Development sections of the learn.elgg.org site, too.

      A useful plugin is the Code Analyzer plugin to be found at https://elgg.org/plugins/1213751. It can show usage of deprecated functions used in the code of plugins (it list a lot but not necessarily all deprecated functions used). The Code Analyzer plugin will give you at least a quick overview of "easy" issues to fix before you might need to work on more difficult issues.

  • mKasim replied on the discussion topic User Widget that displays their recent Activity?
    The RSS Import plugin by Matt Beckett may be useful for that. And as it does not have a setted style, it should also work with your own theme. Probably an " <iframe>yourdomain.url </iframe> " in the html editor in your tinymce editor... view reply
  • @costicasik : If i know it right, all plugins shared in this elgg community are GNU General Public Licensed and so free for changes and no real copyrights, but you may have to mark the original script. Due to the GPL agreement, the editor has to...
  • mKasim commented on the plugin [Elgg 1.8-1.12 & 2.X: Extended TinyMCE]
    Thnx very much iionly! The early releases were also awesome, but thnx for the consequent updates and new releases. Just noticed this one n will update the older plugin ;)
  • mKasim commented on the plugin SimplePie RSS Feed Integrator
    This plugin posts on users profile. But if u need to post into pages or blogs (of user or group), you may use the RSS Import by Matt Beckett Maybe a pugin which does both (modifiable in the admin settings) would be great.
  • Emmanuel, thats a great idea! And i think, the plugins uploaded in this community are all free to download, change and modify and copy the into own scripts ;) So good luck on that and lets look forward for nice results. (Especially for noobs like... view reply
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