How to Embed PDF Files and Other Documents in Elgg 1.8

Several of our Elgg users needed a way to display PDF files and other documents uploaded in their Elgg network. Since there was no tool available for that, I decided to develop a plugin that will let you display those types of documents and more. In this article, I will show you a step by step guide on how to how to embed PDF files and other documents in Elgg 1.8.

1. First, we are going to download a plugin from the Elgg Community called “SW Social Docs for Elgg 1.8″ here.

This is a plugin that will let you embed Adobe PDF, MS Word and MS PowerPoint files in your site.
2. After downloading unzip the file inside the folder “mod” and activate the plugin: Learn More

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How to Create Silverlight Control Using TDD (Test Driven Development)

In this article we will learn:

  • How to create simple Silverlight expander control
  • What could be tested in Silverlight control
  • Microsoft Silverlight Unit Test Framework overview

Preparation

To work with Silverlight 4 in Visual Studio 2010, you will need to download and install Silverlight Tools 4 Learn More

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How to Use OpenSocial in Dolphin 7

In today’s article, I will show you how to use the “OpenSocial” module with your Dolphin 7 based site. Before we begin we need to install the module. A step by step guide on installing the Dolphin 7 base modules can be found here.

Once we have the module installed we can access the admin options by clicking “OpenSocial” under the “Modules” menu on the left side of the screen.

OpenSocial Admin

OpenSocial Admin

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