Featured Elgg themes


Themes For Elgg 1.7.x

Author: juipo

Black Pod Elgg Theme

Free Elgg Theme Blackpod with JavaScript dropdown “Tools” menu in top-bar.
SEO Friendly Titles: Reversed Sitename and page/item title so sitename shows after page title, Elgg Topbar is removed completely and all items show under header in new bar (except messages), Messages (if any) displayed on left of search, Copyright year in footer automatically updates current year and more.

Classy Theme
Author: SocialApparatus

Classy Elgg Theme

Classy Elgg theme with a horizontal css menu, registration on front page, login on top, and wire on top of each page

Author: Shane Barron

Elggzilla Elgg Theme

Theme for Elgg with Join button, redesigned login area, and menus.

Red Fashion
Author: juipo

Red Fashion Elgg Theme

Red Fashion, Free theme for Elgg. This free Elgg theme features dark red, red and black colors with lots of images.
SEO Friendly Titles: Reversed Sitename and page/item title so sitename shows after page title
ElggTopbar is removed completely and all items show under header in new bar (except user messages).
User Messages (if any) displayed on left of search.
Copyright year in footer automatically updates current year.
If using External Pages plugin, left side text will appear on frontpage and righthand shows when logged in.
This Free Elgg theme uses text with site name wrapped in H1 tags in header (for less bandwidth) so it will look slightly different from the demo site.

Seashells Theme RTL
Author: Susan Tsairi

Seashells Theme RTL

This is the RTL version of Ihayredinov's excellent Seashells Theme (free version)

Social Torch Theme
Author: rjcalifornia

SocialTorch Theme

SocialTorch Elgg Theme


Need a cool design for your website? Want something different and professional? Download this theme and start your cool looking network!
Brought to you and sponsored by Social Web Team.
-Professional Design
-Normal Login form
-Newest Members on frontpage
-Latest groups on frontpage
-Encourage visitors to join your social network


Themes For Elgg 1.8.x

Facebook Theme
Author: Evan Winslow

Facebook Theme

Make your Elgg site look (and in some cases behave) like Facebook.
This Elgg plugin is a theme built for Elgg 1.8 that will make your site look very much like Facebook. It is meant to be a demonstration of what is possible with the very strong theming capabilities of Elgg 1.8.

Tropical Theme
Author: Angel Gabriel

Tropical Elgg Theme

This is an example plugin for theming in Deyan Shell


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30 Responses to “Themes”

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  12. shah says:

    Hey please help me change the elgg, social torch theme to 1.8

  13. Prajnya says:

    Please let me know which page in mod to edit to make my own layout by using the existing functionality

    • pianist says:

      U need to create your own 'layouts'.
      Ex., into folder 'views\default\page\layouts\' create your own file 'content_alt.php' with your code.

      Then replace 'elgg_view_layout' in the editing files.
      Ex., replace
      By default
      $body = elgg_view_layout('content', $params);
      With your hack
      $body = elgg_view_layout('content_alt', $params);

      Done! ;)

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  16. bangkit says:

    how can I remove latest activity on the front page

  17. jaymibnprt says:

    Hey to all,
    I wonder where the ''Latest activty'' wording is?
    I wanna make it Jayme's activity…

    • pianist says:

      In the Elgg's installed path into this file:

      You need to rename 'Latest activity' in this code:
      'content:latest' => 'Latest activity',

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