How to Activate Live Notifications in Elgg 1.8

The default elgg notification system sends emails to users when there’s activity in the network. Although this is good, it requires having the email inbox open to get the notification as soon as it arrives. A better way to handle notifications would be in site notifications. For that reason in this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to activate live notifications in elgg 1.8

1. First, let’s download the community plugin called “Notifier for Elgg 1.8” here

2. After downloading the plugin, upload the plugin to the mod folder for installation. If you don’t know how to do that, please read this article.

3. Login on your Elgg network as an Administration and go to the Administration Dashboard:

elgg dashboard

4. Then go to menu “Configure ->Plugins” and activate the plugin:

activating elgg live notifications

5. After activating the plugin, run upgrade.php If you don’t know how to run it, read this article

6. That’s it. If everything was done correctly, looks like this:

elgg live notifications

7. To configure personal notification behavior, click on the settings:

elgg notifications settings

8. The notifications settings page is pretty simple. You can choose whether or not want to see live notifications:

elgg settings

This concludes How to activate live notifications in elgg 1.8

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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