How to Add or Remove Widgets of Profiles in Elgg 1.8

In this article, I will show you a step by step guide on how to add or remove widgets in the profiles of Elgg 1.8. Sign in on your Elgg network and follow these steps:

1. Go to your profile. Click on the button Add widgets:

2. Now, all widgets available for use will be displayed:

3. Now, pay attention, this is the part where several of our Elgg users got confused. To display the widgets you want on your profile, just click on the name of the widget:

4. You can place the widgets anywhere you want. Just move the widgets on the panels by dragging left, right and center:

5.  Now if you want to remove any widget from the profile, simply click on the “X” icon at the top right corner of the widget:

And that’s it! Now you know how to add or remove widgets.

If you experience problems with this guide, ask here for support. This now concludes how to add or remove widgets of profiles in Elgg 1.8

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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2 Comments on How to Add or Remove Widgets of Profiles in Elgg 1.8

  1. ssahin says:

    Hi Rodolfo,
    ‘Add widgets’ button doesn’t show when the user logs in, the user sees it when he clicks on the profile.
    So how can I make it visible for a user logged in?
    Thanks a lot
    (elgg 1.8.18 with customized facebook theme)

    • Hi!

      Well, the Facebook Theme doesn’t allow widgets, since it is a complete redesign of the profile so that it looks like the Facebook Profile, and that’s the reason why you can add or remove widgets.

      You could try to use another theme or edit the view of the facebook theme to allow widgets

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