Marketplace for Elgg

Elgg is a social networking framework that can be use for anything. You can either build a private work network or a place to sell products. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to turn your elgg site into a full marketplaceOverview

In this tutorial I will help you set up elgg as a marketplace. Elgg already has the social components that a ecommerce site needs, but it was lacking the listing products part. Fortunately, there’s a plugin that will turn elgg into a powerful store.

Getting Started

1. First of all, let’s download the Market Plugin for elgg

2. Upload and install the plugin.

3. Go to your elgg site. Use the Administrator Account to log into your site. Open the Admin Dashboard and go to menu “Configure -> Plugins“:

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4. In the plugins page, search for the Market 1.9.3 and activate it:

market activate
5. Before using the Marketplace, you need to configure its settings. Go to menu “Configure -> Settings -> The Market“:

market settings elgg hosting arvixe

6. In the settings page, you can set:

  • Amount of products
  • Currency
  • Location
  • Private Message
  • Comments
  • Display Time

elgg market settings arvixe hosting

7. To set the categories, just enter one by one, separated by commas:

elgg market categories8. Back on your main site, a link to the Marketplace will be created in the site menu. Any user can now list a product on your site:

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And that’s it! A marketplace has been enabled!

This concludes Marketplace for elgg

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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