File

Users can share any kind of file with the file tool. This provides a simple interface for uploading and describing files. It is also integrated with Elgg's notifications, activity stream, and commenting system.

The file plugin and the other bundled plugins provide these features:

  • Supports any file type
  • Audio player
  • Tags and categories
  • Privacy control
  • Commenting
  • Liking

Uploading a file

Before uploading a file, a user fills out information about the file. The file is selected from the user's computer using the web browser's file chooser. When the user clicks on the Upload button, the file is uploaded to the server. This can take some time depending on the size of the file and the speed of the Internet connection. Once the upload is complete, Elgg stores ...

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