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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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Tools

Elgg includes a set of tools for sharing content, collaborating, and communicating. Each tool is provided by a plugin. This section gives a quick overview of these tools while Chapter 4, Sharing Content and Chapter 5, Communities, Collaboration, and Conversation cover the tools in greater detail.

Blogs

Elgg has a basic blogging tool that is very easy to use. Users can write blog posts and comment on them. The tool supports saving drafts, embedding photos, adding tags, and optional commenting. An editor for marking text as bold or creating lists is available. A user can also select from categories defined by the Site Administrator. When a user publishes a blog post, it appears in the activity stream and notifications are sent out.

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