Elgg 1.8 is very different from previous releases. The admin panel is now completely different and more user friendly. In this article, I will give a step by step guide on how to create test users manually in Elgg 1.8. Log into your Elgg site as an Administrator and follow these steps:
1) Click on Administration:
2) Once inside the Admin panel, click on administer and then click on Users:
3) Some sub menus will appear. In this case, we will click on the sub menu Add new user:
4) Once you click there, a form will appear. Fill that out, and then click on Register. If you want to make that test user an admin, check the box that says Make this user admin?
5) You will then receive a confirmation telling you either that the user was created correctly or that some field is missing:
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This now concludes how to Create Test Users Manually in Elgg 1.8