The interface for Elgg v1.0, the free open source social networking platform, underwent a radical overhaul due to the overwhelming users request for theming.
The team has created two basic themes to help those interested in theming get to grips with the components of an Elgg theme. Check them out here!
Elgg themes are developed as plugins which makes them distributable, customizable and powerful (they can also be enabled and disabled easily).
Here’s a short tutorial on how to get started in theme creation.
There’s a dedicated place on Elgg website for theme development and it can be found here.
Elgg is a pretty new free open source social networking software and recently they launched its first version 1.0. It competes with a plethora of other free social networking platforms like Dolphin, PHPFox, PHPizabi, AroundME, WordPress MU+Buddypress and others.
It is PHP/MySQL built and it seems it’s gaining momentum in this crowded space.
Download it for free from here.