How to Install a Plugin in Elgg
Written by Rodolfo Hernandez Friday, 21 January 2011
One of the main features of Elgg is that extra functionality can be added and for free by the use of plugins. There are thousands of plugins available for you to download and use at the Elgg Community. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to install a plugin in Elgg.
1. We make sure that the plugin that we are about to install is compatible with the Elgg version installed on your site, otherwise, it will cause major problems if you don’t check this.
2. We download the plugin. Once downloaded, unzip the plugin:
3. Once unzipped, with an ftp manager connect to your site and copy the plugin’s main folder to the mod folder of your Elgg installation:
4. Finally, log in to your Elgg site as an Admin. Go to Administration, then Tool Administration and find the plugin. Click on the button that says enable:
After that, you will get a message that your plugin was enable successfully.
This now concludes How to install a plugin in Elgg.
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