How to check if required facebook permissions are provided by user

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by Raez Mon 3 Comments

As social media is now become more powerful, all of the devs are forced to learn the facebook apps, twitter aps, API’s etc.. Facebook as it provides a lot of API’s and permissions, devs can request for any of them like publish_stream, read_stream etc to read personal information, likes, posts, to post update and many […]

How to increase speed and performance of your Elgg website

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by Mohammed Aqeel 3 Comments

Hello people, through this tutorial we will help yoou in increasing the performance and speed of your elgg website by some simple tweaks. Check these and let us know your feedback. These are all based up on our inferences on upgrading our home site to Elgg 1.8.X Click the below image to see our site […]

Easily create short URLS with php, curl and or

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Raez Mon 7 Comments

The 140 character limit in twitter has made the necessity of URL shortner services. There are many URL shortening services available like,, http://ow.l etc.. You can even have your own short URL service, if you are so much worried about your brand. Deciding which type to use is surely a decision based on […]

How to create cron job for Elgg?

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by Mohammed Aqeel 10 Comments

It is a common question we are getting from the elgg community,  to help people in setting up elgg cron jobs in their installation. You may not be aware that Elgg requires a cron to be run. But actually it needs. For those new comers here is an introduction to cron, its purpose, and how […]

Upgrading Team Webgalli site to Elgg 1.8.3

Posted on: April 8th, 2012 by Raez Mon 4 Comments

Friends, today we have completely succeeded the upgrade of our old Elgg 1.714 website to the new Elgg 1.8.3. It was a wonderful job. The best thing about it was that no core modification was needed for our development. Following are the things we have implemented in our Elgg 1.8.3 Installation A neat and clean […]

Elgg 1.8 Business Theme

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by Sarath C 2 Comments

Today we have released the Business theme for Elgg 1.8. Thanks to OsTemplates for providing the free resources. The theme is Elgg 1.8 compatible with a horizontal home page login like facebook and comes with tabbed accordion navigation and drop down navigation. You can see a list of the theme features below. The theme can […]

3 column layout for Elgg 1.8

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by Sarath C No Comments

We are glad to announce the release of the three column layout for Elgg 1.8 series. This will convert almost all the Elgg pages to a three column view. You can easily add any contents to the third column. Plugin can be purchased from here. Screenshot Installation info Unzip > Upload to mod > Enable […]

Beautiful jQuery home page slideshow with translations

Posted on: January 21st, 2012 by Raez Mon 5 Comments

In this tutorial we will help you to build beautiful homepages with slideshows for your websites. This will let you to have a jQuery powered slideshow on the home page with random effects. We are using the famous Nivoslider plugin for this. The main thing we want to highlight is the lazyload image option integrating […]