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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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Chapter 8. Customization through Plugins

The previous chapter introduced new concepts by incrementally adding to a single plugin. Along the way, it covered plugin initialization, language files, creating views, page handling, the event system, and adding sidebar menus.

This chapter continues the learning process through a series of nine lessons, each with its own plugin. Every lesson explains a new aspect of Elgg that you will need to know to customize your site. The lessons define a problem that you are trying to solve, offer a general solution, and then demonstrate a specific solution through the creation of a plugin. The last section of each lesson offers suggestions on extending that plugin or provides ideas on writing a new plugin that reinforces ...

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