How to Customize Email Notifications in Elgg 1.8

Elgg comes with an email notifications system that let users know about activities in your network. However, customizing such emails is not an easy task because you could break the functionality of your network. For that reason in this article I will show you a step by step guide on how to easily customize email notifications in elgg 1.8 without compromising your network.

1.  Download the elgg community plugin Customize Email for elgg 1.8 here Learn More

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How Do I Check That a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is Available?

The #1 way to speed up your website is to minimize HTTP requests, however; inevitably you will make request for images, audio, video, code, and other content. Whenever; you can off load some of the content to other domains or to other servers your site will always load faster. However; there will be times when those ‘other servers’ will be down. Whether it is just for a moment or for a longer period of time, you do not want your site to be at the mercy of those servers. What can you do? (Glad you asked). You can have the best of both worlds. Why not check to see if the ‘other’ server is available. If it is then use their servers to deliver your content. If not then just load your own content from your site. It is not that hard to do and takes about 3 more lines of code. You can use this for anything in particular. Just find the piece of code to check for.

I am giving you this example of the jQuery library and any library will do just replace the code with the syntax for their library. Learn More

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How to Enable HTTPS on SocialEngine 4

The best way to make your SocialEngine network more secure is to enable HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) once you have bought your SSL Cert and activated it via your cPanel edit your .htaccess

Alter your .htaccess file to force SSL by adding these lines below this line ‘RewriteBase /': Learn More

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