How to Manage All Widgets in Elgg 1.8

Elgg by default comes with a useful tool to manage widgets. However this tool is very simple, and some widgets can’t be managed with it. For that reason in this guide I will give you a step by step guide on how to manage all widgets in elgg 1.8

1. First, we will a community plugin called Widget Manager. Download it here

2. Unzip and upload the plugin to the mod folder of your elgg network to install the plugin. Read this article if you don’t know how to that.

3. Login as an Administrator and go to the Admin Dashboard. Then go to Menu “Configure->Plugins” and activate the plugin:

4. Now, let’s configure the Widget Manager. Go to Menu “Configure->Settings-> Widget Manager” There you can choose the widget layout, enable widget manager for groups, and enable multi-dashboard. Do the changes you want and save them:

5. After savings settings, we will configure the widgets that can be added in elgg. Go to Menu “Configure->Widgets->Manage” to select the widgets that you want to display:

6. Now, go to Menu “Configure->Widgets->Default Widgets” to manage how widgets will be displayed on your users’ profiles. Select any widgets and then reorder them in any way you want:

7. Save your changes. Also, widget manager will be available for your users. They won’t be able to change other users’ widgets, but they will be able to customize the layout of their own widgets in any way they want:

8. Groups owners will also have this feature. Elgg by default doesn’t let you manage group widgets, but with this tool you will able to modify the layout of groups’ widgets in any way you want:

This concludes How to Manage All Widgets in elgg 1.8

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