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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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The Elgg engine

The Elgg platform is divided into two parts: a core engine and plugins that extend that engine. The engine contains the basic building blocks needed for a social website. It also provides the framework for developers to create new social tools through plugins. Here is a quick overview of what the Elgg engine does for your site.

User management

The Elgg engine handles basic user account creation and management. Registration, logging in, password resets, and e-mail address changes are all handled for you by the engine. Elgg also supports external authentication so that sites can integrate user accounts with other services. For example, there are plugins available that use this capability to enable users to log in with their credentials ...

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