Accessing Elgg 1.8 When a Plugin Goes Bad

Sometimes plugins can cause some sort of conflicts with other plugins that will not let you access your Elgg site at all. You can deactivate anything to get your site back. In this guide, I will show you how to get your site back after a plugin goes bad. Sign into your cPanel and follow these steps:

1. Go to the files section. Click on File Manager and select the domain where Elgg is located:

2. Once inside your Elgg installation, look for the folder mod and enter on the folder:

3. Now, once inside the folder just mentioned, on the top left corner click on make a new folder. A small window will appear asking you for the name of the new folder. We are going to name it disabled

4. Click on Create New Folder and that’s it. All plugins (even the bad plugin) will be disabled. It will let you access your Elgg site. Enter as an admin, go to the plugins section and deactivate the bad plugin.

I hope you have found this article useful. If you experience problems with this guide, ask here for support. This now concludes accessing Elgg 1.8 when a plugin goes bad

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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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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