How to Add a Group Message Board in Elgg 1.8

Message board is a good tool for leaving a quick message in users’ profiles without reloading the page. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to add a group message board in elgg 1.8

1. First download the elgg community plugin “Message board with group message board option for Elgg 1.8” here

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

3. Log into elgg as an Administrator. Open the Administration Dashboard and go to menu “Configure -> Plugins”:

elgg sidebar menu plugins

4. Search for Group messageboard 1.0 plugin and click on activate:

group message board elgg

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

6. Now, the edit/create group page, you will see an option for allowing the group message board or not:

enabling group message board elgg

7. And that’s it, your group will feature a message board:

group message board enabled elgg

This concludes how to add a group message board in elgg 1.8

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