All sites take some time to load, especially if they have several images loading at the same time. Instead of showing a blank page to the visitor, it is better to show that the site is loading. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to add a web preloader in Elgg 1.8
PreLoadMe is a preloader plugin available for any website. It is owned by jQuery and CSS, and the main advantage is that PreLoadMe is fully responsive and adapts to any desktop and mobile browsers without changing anything.
The PreLoadMe plugin displays a loading animation until the browser loads the entire content of the website and it will fade out once the page has been completely loaded. Because the simplicity of PreLoadMe, it can be adapted to your needs.
1. Download the community plugin PreLoadMe for elgg 1.8
2. Install the plugin. If you don’t know how to do that, please read this article.
3. Log into your elgg network as an administrator. Open the Admin Dashboard and go to menu “Configure -> Plugins”. Look for the PreLoadMe Plugin for elgg and activate it:
4. This plugin also offers the option to provide your own preloader image, if you don’t want to use the one that is provided by default. To change the preloader image, go to menu “Configure -> Settings -> PreLoadMe” and add your custom preloader image:
5. And that’s it! Your elgg network will load in a more professional way:
This concludes Elgg Preloader