Install Elgg to Create Own Online Social Networking Site

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15 Responses

  1. sonu says:

    Hi there, First I am not a coder, never tried. So I thought I can try Elgg. I am trying to install elgg on XAMPP, I have Mac. I am receiving some Exception error. I tried MAMP and i receive same error I think its related to Mac permission somewhere. Can anyone please suggest me what to do? I am very upset because I am very new to all this.

    Many thanks in advance.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      I don’t think these instructions works on XAMPP with Mac OS, better try on Linux systems, or search for XAMPP related elgg documentation at their official site..

  2. Tolu says:

    Please I need your help. I’m new to elgg and I’m trying to install version 1.21. I have tried several things and yet it does not pass the rewrite test. I’ve looked up the installation guide on elgg but it has not helped too. I’m using a Macbook and running xampp. Thanks

  3. Richi says:

    Great ! Thank you

  4. govind says:

    how to add the own html page as the index page.

  5. mora says:

    It’s working fine now. Thanks.

  6. mora says:

    I’m getting this error after all the steps.

    Fatal Error.

    An unrecoverable error has occurred and has been logged. Contact the site administrator with the following information:

    Exception #1398146272

  7. yourfriend says:

    That override issue is not resolving

    there are 3 types of override in http.conf and 2 of them are set to NONE

  8. Jason White says:

    What do you mean it’s integrated with Mediawiki? I cannot find a current plugin that does that.

  9. suresh says:


    I tried to install elgg, in a subfolder of my website. I named the subfolder as “ncc” and have extracted all the files from the folder elgg to my subfolder “ncc”.

    When I try to install by going to my url I get an error as mentioned below.

    “Web server
    We think your server is running the Apache web server.

    The rewrite test failed and the most likely cause is that AllowOverride is not set to All for Elgg’s directory. This prevents Apache from processing the .htaccess file which contains the rewrite rules.

    A less likely cause is Apache is configured with an alias for your Elgg directory and you need to set the RewriteBase in your .htaccess. There are further instructions in the .htaccess file in your Elgg directory.”

    I have checked the .htaccess file but couldn’t understand what I have to do there. Please help me on how to install elgg

    • Ravi Saive says:

      In Apache httpd.conf file, change “AllowOverride None” to “AllowOverride All” and restart Apache service, it will fix this issue.

  10. Juan says:

    Great post! I folloed it step by step and it worked perfectly.

    Just one thing you also have to install php mbstring

    sudo yum install php-mbstring

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