More on elgg

November 13, 2007

Oh dear, elgg is turning out to be quite hard to manipulate. Display and functionality aren’t as well separated as they might be, and the structure of the code is hard to figure out. I know, I know, it’s very hard to construct code in such a way as to be instantly figurable-outable – I’m not sniping at the developers, I’m just under pressure and struggling

For example, the “search” form that appears by default up in the top left isnt’ really suitable for using in the main content of a page, which is what I want. I tried to use the “browser” page instead, but there’s a inner join in the sql between the friends and the users table which means only users with friends are displayed. Crap. I was hoping this would be easier


One Response to “More on elgg”

  1. misja Says:

    Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Improved search is on the roadmap, but won’t be of much help to you now 🙂 Do drop by the forum at, there’s a vibrant community out there which could help you solve any other issues you might be having. Good luck, and I’d be interested to know if you come up with any interesting modifications.

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