How to Create Sub Groups in Elgg 1.8

The Groups plugin is a nice elgg feature that comes with elgg by default. However there has been a need of having groups inside of the groups (sub groups) to make the groups plugin behave like a forum. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to create sub groups in elgg 1.8

1. Download the community plugin “AU Subgroups for Elgg 1.8

2. After downloading the plugin, upload the plugin to the mod folder. 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:

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

5. Now, let’s change the plugin’s settings. Go to Menu “Configure -> Settings -> AU Sub-Groups” to do that:

How it works?

6. To create sub groups within the group, go to the Groups section. Then go to “Sidebar Groups Menu -> Sub-Groups“:

7. Fill in the fields to create the sub group and then click on “Save”:

8. And that’s it, the sub group will be created. It will be inside the parent group created before:

This concludes How to create sub groups in elgg 1.8

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