May be helpful if you want to submit changes: https://elgg.org/pages/view/1123473/preparing-to-develop-elgg-patches, and of course the Contributor Guide.
Also note we can't accept GPL or other "copyleft" code except in plugins...
My experience: Macbook Pro (Late 2013, OSX 10.11, 2.6GHz, 8G RAM, SSD), Apache 2.4, PHP 5.6, Elgg 2.2.1, all bundled plugins enabled, no non-bundled, caches off, logged out, on /login page (baseline test because it displays... view reply
he said that they barely use any elgg code
I've looked into Minds engine code pretty deeply and this statement is pretty true. There's an awful lot of vestigial Elgg 1.8 code remaining, but they've deprecated almost all of it,... view reply
If you run an Elgg where the "Lost password" feature fails (e.g. localhost with no mail-sending abililty, or you lost access to the e-mail account), you may need to change your password to get back in.
Here's a script to do that.
First you'll need...
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Type hints are like laws set by PHP functions to demand what type of arguments must be passed in. Before Elgg 1.8.6, violations of these laws went completely undetected, so even careful plugin authors missed them and left incorrect...