User Data Download in Elgg

Major social networks are allowing users to download their data uploaded, such as pictures, messages, links, etc. This seems to be aimed to give users more control of their content, so that’s why in this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to allow users to download their data in elgg

1. First, download the File Takeout plugin for elgg 1.8

2. Unzip the plugin and install it in the mod folder of your elgg network.

3. Sign into as an Administrator.  Next logging as administrator and go to “Configure > plugins“:

plugins elgg

4. Look for “File takeout 1.0”and activate the plugin:

file take out activation

3. Go to menu “Configure > settings > File Takeout” to change the plugin’s configuration:

file take out settings

4. Change the configuration to show this tool in the header menu

file take out configuration

5. When users access this feature, they will have the ability to download their content uploaded to groups and also the contents shared within your network:

User Data Download Options

User Data Download Options

downloading data file takeout elgg

Downloading content

This concludes User Data Download in elgg

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