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  • selym joined the group Elgg Technical Support
  • selym replied on the discussion topic Basic Questions about Elgg/Plugins in the group Elgg Technical Support
    My apologies if my questions have been answered elsewhere. I am really enjoying learning about Elgg, but the frustrating part for me so far has been finding information. It may be that I've just not figured out the flow of the site yet, but I seem...
    • PlugIns sequence works that way because Elgg is basically like a collection of *OOP *Objects / *Classes -- and these can "overloaded" and extended ==> therefore the lower PlugIns **will override the higher placed ones - e.g. 2 themes activated ( though you should *not be doing ) will cause the *lower one to be *the theme *applied, because it will override the higher one.

      You (new) extended page most probably does not work and jumbles because it is not recognized in the views used by "expages".

    • @ selym

      -What is the difference between the wire and the message board?

      When you want to send me a message through the board, you have to visit my profile. The message board at my profile is like a private mailbox. Only I can read what you post there. Wire is meant for sending short notes to the common communication stream. When you wire, others can see it as an activity.

      -Is the wire needed if the twitter plugin is enabled?

      Wire is for use inside Elgg, whether you are a Twitter member or not. You use the twitter plugin only if you have an account with Twitter and want to keep connected to it.

       

       

    • Thanks very much for the helpful comments dhrup and shillo. Much appreciated. :)

  • selym replied on the discussion topic Controlling Homepage in the group Elgg Technical Support
    I am fairly new to Elgg, but the learning curve is coming along slowly. What I still don't quite understand is how to control the content on the front page. I don't need to overwrite it to make a custom one, but I would like to somehow control which...
    • Umm, I said it was a premium version. Yes, there is a demo version too, but after reading the following paragraph, I figured the demo wouldn't work for what I am trying to do.

      "The version uploaded here is a demo version. It has limit of 2 widgets per column, and won't save the content of your HTML widgets. In the full version, available here for 20$, you'll be able to add any HTML content in between your widgets. There will be no limit of number of widgets you can place in any column."

      http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/vazco/read/85679/mainpage-widgets

    • @Selym

      To clarify "..take precedence over the higher.." and "conflicts".

      Rememer what I said ==> "OOP , Objects, Classes, Override, Extend". If you're not familiar with these BuzzWords - google for tutorials and you'll get a better idea. Elgg *is a platform/ Object/ Class ==> and we code to override and/or extend functionality. As one gets to know Elgg better and more intimately.. we learn to understand and appreciate that power.

      There are no real "conflicts: per se... but rather simply mis-behaved PlugIns which cause problems which may re-use funtions names or global variables and.... poooffff !!! ;-(

      • Put the PlugIns you are more interested in at the *bottom.
      • Do not activate too many PlugIns just for the heck of it - if you don't really want it don't enable.
      • Try and test one PlugIn at a time.. slowly, carefully.. so that you will know immediately if on is gonna stuff up yr site

      I've seen this happen many, many times... ;-)

    • I am seeing this question over and over. But no answer.

      Is it a big secret?

      Common??? Tell us how to hack without all these plugins.

  • selym replied on the discussion topic Controlling Homepage in the group Elgg Technical Support
    I am fairly new to Elgg, but the learning curve is coming along slowly. What I still don't quite understand is how to control the content on the front page. I don't need to overwrite it to make a custom one, but I would like to somehow control which...
    • Umm, I said it was a premium version. Yes, there is a demo version too, but after reading the following paragraph, I figured the demo wouldn't work for what I am trying to do.

      "The version uploaded here is a demo version. It has limit of 2 widgets per column, and won't save the content of your HTML widgets. In the full version, available here for 20$, you'll be able to add any HTML content in between your widgets. There will be no limit of number of widgets you can place in any column."

      http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/vazco/read/85679/mainpage-widgets

    • @Selym

      To clarify "..take precedence over the higher.." and "conflicts".

      Rememer what I said ==> "OOP , Objects, Classes, Override, Extend". If you're not familiar with these BuzzWords - google for tutorials and you'll get a better idea. Elgg *is a platform/ Object/ Class ==> and we code to override and/or extend functionality. As one gets to know Elgg better and more intimately.. we learn to understand and appreciate that power.

      There are no real "conflicts: per se... but rather simply mis-behaved PlugIns which cause problems which may re-use funtions names or global variables and.... poooffff !!! ;-(

      • Put the PlugIns you are more interested in at the *bottom.
      • Do not activate too many PlugIns just for the heck of it - if you don't really want it don't enable.
      • Try and test one PlugIn at a time.. slowly, carefully.. so that you will know immediately if on is gonna stuff up yr site

      I've seen this happen many, many times... ;-)

    • I am seeing this question over and over. But no answer.

      Is it a big secret?

      Common??? Tell us how to hack without all these plugins.

  • selym added a new discussion topic Basic Questions about Elgg/Plugins in the group Elgg Technical Support
    My apologies if my questions have been answered elsewhere. I am really enjoying learning about Elgg, but the frustrating part for me so far has been finding information. It may be that I've just not figured out the flow of the site yet, but I seem...
    • PlugIns sequence works that way because Elgg is basically like a collection of *OOP *Objects / *Classes -- and these can "overloaded" and extended ==> therefore the lower PlugIns **will override the higher placed ones - e.g. 2 themes activated ( though you should *not be doing ) will cause the *lower one to be *the theme *applied, because it will override the higher one.

      You (new) extended page most probably does not work and jumbles because it is not recognized in the views used by "expages".

    • @ selym

      -What is the difference between the wire and the message board?

      When you want to send me a message through the board, you have to visit my profile. The message board at my profile is like a private mailbox. Only I can read what you post there. Wire is meant for sending short notes to the common communication stream. When you wire, others can see it as an activity.

      -Is the wire needed if the twitter plugin is enabled?

      Wire is for use inside Elgg, whether you are a Twitter member or not. You use the twitter plugin only if you have an account with Twitter and want to keep connected to it.

       

       

    • Thanks very much for the helpful comments dhrup and shillo. Much appreciated. :)