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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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Hello, World!

A Hello, World program is the classic beginner's program in any language. In it, a developer writes code to print out the words Hello, World. It is often the simplest program that can be written in a language and provides a sanity check by proving that a program can be compiled and executed. We are borrowing this concept to create a Hello, World plugin for Elgg. The plugin creates a web page that displays a greeting. We then add more functionality to it as we explore different parts of Elgg's plugin API. This tutorial introduces you to the following:

  • Setting up a basic plugin skeleton
  • Using Elgg's event system
  • Routing requests for a web page
  • Creating a new web page
  • Supporting multiple languages (in developer's slang, I18n or internationalization) ...

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