How to Activate Plugins in Elgg 1.8

Enabling plugins in Elgg1.8 is a little bit different now because of the new control panel that comes in this new release. Elgg 1.8 has an Admin and a User view. For that reason, in this article I will give a step by step guide on how to activate any plugin. Sign into Elgg as an admin and follow these steps:

1.  In the top bar menu, click in the link that says Administration:

2. In the Admin panel, go to the right side menu. In there, find the section Configure and click on Plugins. When you click there, a submenu will be displayed with two options. We select Advanced:

3. Now, inside the plugins page, there are new options. In Elgg 1.8, you can filter plugins by types or by versions. This is good because now you can spend less time looking for a plugin:

4. Now let’s activate the plugin Members. We look for the plugin in the list of all plugins that we have within our Elgg installation and we click on activate:

5. You will see a small notification stating that your plugin was activated correctly. If you see some messages in red, it means your plugins is not fully compatible with this version of Elgg:

6. The plugin just enabled can appear either in the menu bar or inside the ‘More‘ bar. In this case, it will appear in the ‘More‘ bar:

This now concludes how to activate plugins in Elgg 1.8

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