How to Hide the Search Box for Guests in Elgg 1.8

The search box allows your users to find any content posted within your elgg network. However, some prefer to hide this search feature from guests users. For that reason in this article I will show you a step by step guide on How to hide the Search Box for guests in elgg 1.8

Default Elgg Search Box

1. First, we will download a plugin called “Minimal Hide Search Box plugin for Elgg 1.8”, which can be downloaded here

2. After downloading the plugin, upload the plugin to the mod folder. If you don’t know how to do that, please read this article

3. Login on your Elgg network as an Administration and go to the Administration Dashboard:

4. Then go to menu “Configure ->Plugins” and activate the plugin:

5. Then run upgrade.php If you don’t know how to do that, please read this article

6. And that’s it, now the search box will be hidden for guests:

This concludes How to hide the Search Box for guests in elgg 1.8

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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Rodolfo Hernandez

I like photography and reading books. Currently working for Arvixe as Elgg Community Liaison. Elgg Security Expert Web Security Expert CEO of UDP SW Social Web

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