Elgg (software)

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Developer(s) Curverider Ltd and the open source community
Stable release 1.6 / August 20, 2009; 360366681 ago
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Social networking
License GPL 2
Website elgg.org

Elgg is an open source social networking platform. It offers blogging, networking, community, collecting of news using feeds aggregation and file sharing features. Everything can be shared among users with access controls and everything can be cataloged by tags as well.



Elgg was originally started by Ben Werdmuller and Dave Tosh, who subsequently founded Curverider in order to provide Elgg-related services. It has been under development since 2004.

Version 1.0 was released on August 18, 2008.[1] This version was rewritten from scratch and included many features[2] including: a new data model;[3] import / export;[4] support for OpenDD[5]) and more.

Elgg is licensed under the GPL, and runs on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) platform. Details can be found on the main project website.

Elgg has a book titled "Elgg Social Networking" written by open source journalist Mayank Sharma which was published by Packt Publishing in March 2008 and applies to the 0.x versions of Elgg. The book is endorsed[6] by Elgg's then technical lead, Ben Werdmuller.

In education

Elgg has been used a lot in the educational sphere, where it has been used to power social networks for these various institutions and organisations.

It is also being used in the academic research sphere to support collaborating researchers. * scispace.net</span>

See also


  1. http://news.elgg.org/pg/blog/Dave/read/47/elgg-v10-has-left-the-building Elgg v1.0 has left the building
  2. http://news.elgg.org/pg/blog/marcus/read/46/summary-of-elgg-1 Summary of Elgg 1
  3. http://docs.elgg.org/wiki/Engine/DataModel Elgg 1.0 data model
  4. http://www.marcus-povey.co.uk/2008/07/31/import-and-export-in-elgg-10-2/ Import and Export in Elgg 1.0,
  5. http://www.opendd.net/ OpenDD
  6. Elgg's tech lead endorses Sharma book

External links

pt:Elgg (software) ru:ELGG

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