Change Page URL in elgg

Many pages in Elgg have a specific URL. Some are pretty and some are confusing. What if you want to change the activity URL for something like “Home” or “Panel”? In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to change the URL of a page in Elgg 1.9


With this plugin, Administrators will have the ability to change the URL of a page. The URLs are updated internally, allowing to redirect to the right location.

Getting Started

1. Get and install the Pagehandler Hijack Plugin for elgg 1.9. If you don’t know how to install it, read this article.

2. Log into elgg with your Admin account, and open the administration dashboard. Then open the plugins page and activate the Page Handler Hijack Plugin:

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3. Now, to change the URL of the page you want, simply go to menu “Configure -> Settings -> Pagehandler Hijack“. You will see a list of page handlers that you can rename. Any replacement should be unique and alpha-numeric with no spaces, no special characters. Also, it is very important that you set SEO Friendly replacements. For the purposes of this article, I will change “Activity” for “Home”:

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4. And that’s it! The URL was changed:

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This concludes Change Page URL in elgg

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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