How to Enhance the Groups Functionality in Elgg 1.8

In a previous article we learned how to add a message board to groups. Now in this article I will give a step by step guide on how to enhance the groups functionality in elgg 1.8

1. Get the elgg community plugin called Group Tools for Elgg 1.8 here

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

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


4. Search for Group Tools plugin and click on activate:


5.  Before using it, you have to configure the plugin. Go to Menu “Configure > Settings > Group Tools “:


6. On this page, you will have access to the configuration of the new features installed.  Group Tools comes with a set of features such as Group Invitations, which allows you to invite anyone via email or private message. Not only that, it will also generate random codes so that only people with such code can join the group. In addition to that, Group Tools will let you display your network’s groups by newest, most popular, most active or with the most members:


This concludes how to enhance the groups functionality in elgg 1.8

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