How to Generate Test Users Manually in Elgg

This article gives a step by step guide on how to generate test users manually in Elgg. Test users are useful when developing your Elgg site. Several users do not know how to do that, and instead of logging out, you can create as many users as you want within the admin account. It is also useful if you disable registration and create accounts manually. Access your Elgg site as an administrator and follow these steps:

1) Click on Administration

2) Click on User Administration:

3) This will take you to the user administration page. Here, click on Click here to add a new user …

4) Once you click there, a form will appear. Fill that out, and then click on Register. If you want to make that test user an admin, check the box that says Make this user admin?

5) You will then receive a confirmation telling you either that the user was created correctly or that some field is missing:

This now concludes how to generate test users manually in Elgg.

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