Can anyone tell me the path to the file for editing the default elgg 1.8.3 login page please .......
Are you looking for the login box itself or the whole page.
If you don't have custom_index or any other plugins like that installed, just edit the index.php of your Elgg directory.
Take a look at my ElggPanel plugin. You can customize the home page.
THE LOGIN BOX
The form can be edited in views/default/forms/login.php of your elgg directory.
@Anthony - it looks like you're using a custom theme that is overwriting the view, since privacy/terms/about is not usually part of the login box. I assume you're creating a new plugin to put this code into, make sure it's the bottom-most plugin and that your file in views/default/forms/login.php is in the exact directory structure. You will probably want to copy that file from your theme and just make changes to it instead of rewriting it from scratch.
Sorry for the late reply. No I'm not using any particular theme. In the configuration panel of elgg 1.8.3 (Installed from scratch) I go to :-
Restrict pages to logged-in users
and I put a tick next to Restrict pages to logged-in users
Once that is done you log out. You then got a box where the privacy/terms/about is on your left next to login.
And in the path views/default/forms/login.php there is nothing about privacy/terms/about position and so on.
Anthony, if you restrict pages to logged-in users then you have a private network.
In this case, your default login page is the following:
<your elgg website>/views/default/page/walled_garden.php
Your theme plugin should override this page
<your elgg website>/mod/mycooltheme/views/default/page/walled_garden.php
To customize the login box itself you need to override the default login form:
<your elgg website>/views/default/forms/login.php
with your own one in your theme plugin:
<your elgg website>/mod/mycooltheme/views/default/forms/login.php
Hi, I'm new at this, so if I want to change the default login page, by changing some names like instead of Log In having Sign up; or having Keep me logged instead of Remember me; and want to change the positions of some of the names like putting Lost password in front of the box of Password, I need to make a new pluggin or to go change the /views/default/forms/login.php