Beth Granter

Freelance digital consultant for charities


Elgg is confused today


Just started testing out Elgg and getting involved in the Elgg forums. Have already started writing some documentation as what is there already seems a bit thin in places. Unfortunately this means I’ve started getting private messages through Elgg asking complicated php questions about Elgg installation and customisation which I have no idea about – I’ve only been doing it for a week!

The other day I commented on someone elses post in the Running Elgg community and chose to ‘watch’ that topic. Then in my inbox I received the following message:

elgg message

For a start, Elgg should know that I am Beth Granter. Secondly, I don’t need to be sent the message that I wrote myself. Thirdly, it wasn’t MY blog post, it was by someone called Emma.

Note to self – fix this in our own installation!

*Edit* I just went back to Elgg to tell the other people who messaged me that I don’t know how to help and /messages/ has given me a 404 error!


2 responses to “Elgg is confused today”

  1. Ah yes it’s working now thanks!

    I was wondering – the messages I am getting have the subject after [community name] e.g. ‘[Running Elgg] messagesubject’. Does that mean the sender just sent the message to the whole community and I got it because I am part of the community? Or would they have to have messaged me personally?

  2. The site’s being upgraded at the moment. Check back later and all should be well.

    Very true re: the comment notifications – to be honest, that whole part of the system is due a rewrite. Something for the new Elgg open source community to talk about and change, I think!

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