List of plugin hooks in core

System hooks

page_owner, system
Filter the page_owner for the current page. No options are passed.

siteid, system

gc, system
Allows plugins to run garbage collection for $params['period'].
unit_test, system
Add a Simple Test test. (Deprecated.)
diagnostics:report, system
Filter the output for the diagnostics report download.

search_types, get_types

cron, <period>
Triggered by cron for each period.
validate, input
Filter GET and POST input. This is used by get_input() to sanitize user input.
geocode, location
Deprecated as of 1.9.
diagnostics:report, system
Filters the output for a diagnostic report.
debug, log

Triggered by the Logger. Return false to stop the default logging method. $params includes:

  • level - The debug level. One of:
    • Elgg_Logger::OFF
    • Elgg_Logger::ERROR
    • Elgg_Logger::WARNING
    • Elgg_Logger::NOTICE
    • Elgg_Logger::INFO
  • msg - The message
  • display - Should this message be displayed?
format, friendly:title
Formats the “friendly” title for strings. This is used for generating URLs.
format, friendly:time
Formats the “friendly” time for the timestamp $params['time'].
format, strip_tags
Filters a string to remove tags. The original string is passed as $params['original_string'] and an optional set of allowed tags is passed as $params['allowed_tags'].
output:before, page
In elgg_view_page(), this filters $vars before it’s passed to the page shell view (page/<page_shell>). To stop sending the X-Frame-Options header, unregister the handler _elgg_views_send_header_x_frame_options() from this hook.
output, page
In elgg_view_page(), this filters the output return value.
parameters, menu:<menu_name>
Triggered by elgg_view_menu(). Used to change menu variables (like sort order) before rendering.
register, menu:<menu_name>
Filters the initial list of menu items pulled from configuration, before the menu has been split into sections. Triggered by elgg_view_menu() and elgg()->menus->getMenu().
prepare, menu:<menu_name>
Filters the array of menu sections before they’re displayed. Each section is a string key mapping to an area of menu items. This is a good hook to sort, add, remove, and modify menu items. Triggered by elgg_view_menu() and elgg()->menus->prepareMenu().
register, menu:filter:<filter_id>
Allows plugins to modify layout filter tabs on layouts that specify <filter_id> parameter.
filter_tabs, <context>

Filters the array of ElggMenuItem used to display the All/Mine/Friends tabs. The $params array includes:

  • selected: the selected menu item name
  • user: the logged in ElggUser or null
  • vars: The $vars argument passed to elgg_get_filter_tabs
creating, river
The options for elgg_create_river_item are filtered through this hook. You may alter values or return false to cancel the item creation.
simplecache:generate, <view>
Triggered when generating the cached content of a view.
prepare, breadcrumbs

In elgg_get_breadcrumbs(), this filters the registered breadcrumbs before returning them, allowing a plugin to alter breadcrumb strategy site-wide. $params array includes:

  • breadcrumbs - an array of bredcrumbs, each with title and link keys
  • identifier - route identifier of the current page
  • segments - route segments of the current page

add, river

elgg.data, site
Filters cached configuration data to pass to the client. More info
elgg.data, page
Filters uncached, page-specific configuration data to pass to the client. More info
registration_url, site
Filters site’s registration URL. Can be used by plugins to attach invitation codes, referrer codes etc. to the registration URL. $params array contains an array of query elements added to the registration URL by the invoking script. The hook must return an absolute URL to the registration page.
login_url, site
Filters site’s login URL. $params array contains an array of query elements added to the login URL by the invoking script. The hook must return an absolute URL of the login page.

User hooks

usersettings:save, user
Triggered in the aggregate action to save user settings. Return false prevent sticky forms from being cleared.
access:collections:write, user
Filters an array of access permissions that the user $params['user_id'] is allowed to save content with. Permissions returned are of the form (id => ‘Human Readable Name’).
registeruser:validate:username, all
Return boolean for if the string in $params['username'] is valid for a username.
registeruser:validate:password, all
Return boolean for if the string in $params['password'] is valid for a password.
registeruser:validate:email, all
Return boolean for if the string in $params['email'] is valid for an email address.
register, user
Triggered by the register action after the user registers. Return false to delete the user. Note the function register_user does not trigger this hook.
login:forward, user
Filters the URL to which the user will be forwarded after login.
find_active_users, system
Return the number of active users.
status, user
Triggered by The Wire when adding a post.
username:character_blacklist, user
Filters the string of blacklisted characters used to validate username during registration. The return value should be a string consisting of the disallowed characters. The default string can be found from $params['blacklist'].

Object hooks

comments, <entity_type>
Triggered in elgg_view_comments(). If returning content, this overrides the page/elements/comments view.
comments:count, <entity_type>
Return the number of comments on $params['entity'].
likes:count, <entity_type>
Return the number of likes for $params['entity'].

Action hooks

action, <action>
Triggered before executing action scripts. Return false to abort action.
action_gatekeeper:permissions:check, all
Triggered after a CSRF token is validated. Return false to prevent validation.
action_gatekeeper:upload_exceeded_msg, all
Triggered when a POST exceeds the max size allowed by the server. Return an error message to display.
forward, <reason>
Filter the URL to forward a user to when forward($url, $reason) is called.
response, action:<action>
Filter an instance of \Elgg\Http\ResponseBuilder before it is sent to the client. This hook can be used to modify response content, status code, forward URL, or set additional response headers. Note that the <action> value is parsed from the request URL, therefore you may not be able to filter the responses of action() calls if they are nested within the another action script file.

Ajax

ajax_response, *

When the elgg/Ajax AMD module is used, this hook gives access to the response object (\Elgg\Services\AjaxResponse) so it can be altered/extended. The hook type depends on the method call:

elgg/Ajax method plugin hook type
action() action:<action_name>
path() path:<url_path>
view() view:<view_name>
form() form:<action_name>
output, ajax
This filters the JSON output wrapper returned to the legacy ajax API (elgg.ajax, elgg.action, etc.). Plugins can alter the output, forward URL, system messages, and errors. For the elgg/Ajax AMD module, use the ajax_response hook documented above.

Permission hooks

container_logic_check, <entity_type>

Triggered by ElggEntity:canWriteToContainer() before triggering permissions_check and container_permissions_check hooks. Unlike permissions hooks, logic check can be used to prevent certain entity types from being contained by other entity types, e.g. discussion replies should only be contained by discussions. This hook can also be used to apply status logic, e.g. do disallow new replies for closed discussions.

The handler should return false to prevent an entity from containing another entity. The default value passed to the hook is null, so the handler can check if another hook has modified the value by checking if return value is set. Should this hook return false, container_permissions_check and permissions_check hooks will not be triggered.

The $params array will contain:

  • container - An entity that will be used as a container
  • user - User who will own the entity to be written to container
  • subtype - Subtype of the entity to be written to container (entity type is assumed from hook type)
container_permissions_check, <entity_type>

Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can use the entity $params['container'] as a container for an entity of <entity_type> and subtype $params['subtype'].

In the rare case where an entity is created with neither the container_guid nor the owner_guid matching the logged in user, this hook is called twice, and in the first call $params['container'] will be the owner, not the entity’s real container.

The $params array will contain:

  • container - An entity that will be used as a container
  • user - User who will own the entity to be written to container
  • subtype - Subtype of the entity to be written to container (entity type is assumed from hook type)
permissions_check, <entity_type>
Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can edit the entity $params['entity'].
permissions_check:delete, <entity_type>
Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can delete the entity $params['entity']. Defaults to $entity->canEdit().
permissions_check:delete, river

Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can delete the river item $params['item']. Defaults to true for admins and false for other users.

Note

This check is not performed when using the deprecated elgg_delete_river().

permissions_check, widget_layout
Return boolean for if $params['user'] can edit the widgets in the context passed as $params['context'] and with a page owner of $params['page_owner'].
permissions_check:metadata, <entity_type>
Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can edit the metadata $params['metadata'] on the entity $params['entity'].
permissions_check:comment, <entity_type>
Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can comment on the entity $params['entity'].
permissions_check:annotate:<annotation_name>, <entity_type>

Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can create an annotation <annotation_name> on the entity $params['entity']. If logged in, the default is true.

Note

This is called before the more general permissions_check:annotate hook, and its return value is that hook’s initial value.

permissions_check:annotate, <entity_type>

Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] can create an annotation $params['annotation_name'] on the entity $params['entity']. if logged in, the default is true.

Warning

This is functions differently than the permissions_check:metadata hook by passing the annotation name instead of the metadata object.

permissions_check:annotation
Return boolean for if the user in $params['user'] can edit the annotation $params['annotation'] on the entity $params['entity']. The user can be null.
fail, auth
Return the failure message if authentication failed. An array of previous PAM failure methods is passed as $params.
api_key, use
Triggered by api_auth_key(). Returning false prevents the key from being authenticated.
access:collections:read, user

Filters an array of access IDs that the user $params['user_id'] can see.

Warning

The handler needs to either not use parts of the API that use the access system (triggering the hook again) or to ignore the second call. Otherwise, an infinite loop will be created.

access:collections:write, user

Filters an array of access IDs that the user $params['user_id'] can write to. In get_write_access_array(), this hook filters the return value, so it can be used to alter the available options in the input/access view. For core plugins, the value “input_params” has the keys “entity” (ElggEntity|false), “entity_type” (string), “entity_subtype” (string), “container_guid” (int) are provided. An empty entity value generally means the form is to create a new object.

Warning

The handler needs to either not use parts of the API that use the access system (triggering the hook again) or to ignore the second call. Otherwise, an infinite loop will be created.

access:collections:addcollection, collection
Triggered after an access collection $params['collection_id'] is created.
access:collections:deletecollection, collection
Triggered before an access collection $params['collection_id'] is deleted. Return false to prevent deletion.
access:collections:add_user, collection
Triggered before adding user $params['user_id'] to collection $params['collection_id']. Return false to prevent adding.
access:collections:remove_user, collection
Triggered before removing user $params['user_id'] to collection $params['collection_id']. Return false to prevent removal.
get_sql, access
Filters the SQL clauses used in _elgg_get_access_where_sql().
gatekeeper, <entity_type>:<entity_subtype>
Filters the result of elgg_entity_gatekeeper() to prevent access to an entity that user would otherwise have access to. A handler should return false to deny access to an entity.

Notifications

These hooks are listed chronologically in the lifetime of the notification event. Note that not all hooks apply to instant notifications.

enqueue, notification

Can be used to prevent a notification event from sending subscription notifications. Hook handler must return false to prevent a subscription notification event from being enqueued.

$params array includes:

  • object - object of the notification event
  • action - action that triggered the notification event. E.g. corresponds to publish when elgg_trigger_event('publish', 'object', $object) is called
get, subscriptions

Filters subscribers of the notification event. Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications. In case of a subscription event, by default, the subscribers list consists of the users subscribed to the container entity of the event object. In case of an instant notification event, the subscribers list consists of the users passed as recipients to notify_user()

$params array includes:

  • event - \Elgg\Notifications\NotificationEvent instance that describes the notification event
  • origin - subscriptions_service or instant_notifications
  • methods_override - delivery method preference for instant notifications

Handlers must return an array in the form:

array(
        <user guid> => array('sms'),
        <user_guid2> => array('email', 'sms', 'ajax')
);
send:before, notifications

Triggered before the notification event queue is processed. Can be used to terminate the notification event. Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications.

$params array includes:

  • event - \Elgg\Notifications\NotificationEvent instance that describes the notification event
  • subscriptions - a list of subscriptions. See 'get', 'subscriptions' hook for details
prepare, notification

A high level hook that can be used to alter an instance of \Elgg\Notifications\Notification before it is sent to the user. Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications. This hook is triggered before a more granular 'prepare', 'notification:<action>:<entity_type>:<entity_subtype>' and after 'send:before', 'notifications. Hook handler should return an altered notification object.

$params may vary based on the notification type and may include:

  • event - \Elgg\Notifications\NotificationEvent instance that describes the notification event
  • object - object of the notification event. Can be null for instant notifications
  • action - action that triggered the notification event. May default to notify_user for instant notifications
  • method - delivery method (e.g. email, site)
  • sender - sender
  • recipient - recipient
  • language - language of the notification (recipient’s language)
  • origin - subscriptions_service or instant_notifications
prepare, notification:<action>:<entity_type>:<entity_type>

A granular hook that can be used to filter a notification \Elgg\Notifications\Notification before it is sent to the user. Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications. In case of instant notifications that have not received an object, the hook will be called as 'prepare', 'notification:<action>'. In case of instant notifications that have not received an action name, it will default to notify_user.

$params include:

  • event - \Elgg\Notifications\NotificationEvent instance that describes the notification event
  • object - object of the notification event. Can be null for instant notifications
  • action - action that triggered the notification event. May default to notify_user for instant notifications
  • method - delivery method (e.g. email, site)
  • sender - sender
  • recipient - recipient
  • language - language of the notification (recipient’s language)
  • origin - subscriptions_service or instant_notifications
format, notification:<method>

This hook can be used to format a notification before it is passed to the 'send', 'notification:<method>' hook. Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications. The hook handler should return an instance of \Elgg\Notifications\Notification. The hook does not receive any $params. Some of the use cases include:

  • Strip tags from notification title and body for plaintext email notifications
  • Inline HTML styles for HTML email notifications
  • Wrap notification in a template, add signature etc.
send, notification:<method>

Delivers a notification. Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications. The handler must return true or false indicating the success of the delivery.

$params array includes:

  • notification - a notification object \Elgg\Notifications\Notification
email, system

Triggered by elgg_send_email(). Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications with email method. This hook can be used to alter email parameters (subject, body, headers etc) - the handler should return an array of altered parameters. This hook can also be used to implement a custom email transport (in place of Elgg’s default plaintext \Zend\Mail\Transport\Sendmail) - the handler must return true or false to indicate whether the email was sent using a custom transport.

$params contains:

  • to - email address or string in the form Name <name@example.org> of the recipient
  • from - email address or string in the form Name <name@example.org> of the sender
  • subject - subject line of the email
  • body - body of the email
  • headers - an array of headers
  • params - other parameters inherited from the notification object or passed directly to elgg_send_email()
email:message, system

Triggered by elgg_send_email(). Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications with email method. This hook allows you to alter an instance of \Zend\Mail\Message before it is passed to the email transport.

$params contains:

  • to - email address or string in the form Name <name@example.org> of the recipient
  • from - email address or string in the form Name <name@example.org> of the sender
  • subject - subject line of the email
  • body - body of the email
  • headers - an array of headers
  • params - other parameters inherited from the notification object or passed directly to elgg_send_email()
send:after, notifications

Triggered after all notifications in the queue for the notifications event have been processed. Applies to subscriptions and instant notifications.

$params array includes:

  • event - \Elgg\Notifications\NotificationEvent instance that describes the notification event
  • subscriptions - a list of subscriptions. See 'get', 'subscriptions' hook for details
  • deliveries - a matrix of delivery statuses by user for each delivery method

Routing

route, <identifier>
Allows applying logic or returning a response before the page handler is called. See Routing for details. Note that plugins using this hook to rewrite paths, will not be able to filter the response object by its final path and should either switch to route:rewrite, <identifier> hook or use response, path:<path> hook for the original path.
route:rewrite, <identifier>
Allows altering the site-relative URL path. See Routing for details.
response, path:<path>
Filter an instance of \Elgg\Http\ResponseBuilder before it is sent to the client. This hook type will only be used if the path did not start with “action/” or “ajax/”. This hook can be used to modify response content, status code, forward URL, or set additional response headers. Note that the <path> value is parsed from the request URL, therefore plugins using the route hook should use the original <path> to filter the response, or switch to using the route:rewrite hook.
ajax_response, path:<path>
Filters ajax responses before they’re sent back to the elgg/Ajax module. This hook type will only be used if the path did not start with “action/” or “ajax/”.

Views

view_vars, <view_name>
Filters the $vars array passed to the view
view, <view_name>
Filters the returned content of the view
layout, page

In elgg_view_layout(), filters the layout name. $params array includes:

  • identifier - ID of the page being rendered
  • segments - URL segments of the page being rendered
  • other $vars received by elgg_view_layout()
shell, page
In elgg_view_page(), filters the page shell name
head, page
In elgg_view_page(), filters $vars['head'] Return value contains an array with title, metas and links keys, where metas is an array of elements to be formatted as <meta> head tags, and links is an array of elements to be formatted as <link> head tags. Each meta and link element contains a set of key/value pairs that are formatted into html tag attributes, e.g.
return [
   'title' => 'Current page title',
   'metas' => [
      'viewport' => [
         'name' => 'viewport',
         'content' => 'width=device-width',
          ]
   ],
   'links' => [
      'rss' => [
         'rel' => 'alternative',
         'type' => 'application/rss+xml',
         'title' => 'RSS',
         'href' => elgg_format_url($url),
      ],
      'icon-16' => [
         'rel' => 'icon',
         'sizes' => '16x16',
         'type' => 'image/png',
                 'href' => elgg_get_simplecache_url('graphics/favicon-16.png'),
      ],
   ],
];
ajax_response, view:<view>
Filters ajax/view/ responses before they’re sent back to the elgg/Ajax module.
ajax_response, form:<action>
Filters ajax/form/ responses before they’re sent back to the elgg/Ajax module.
response, view:<view_name>
Filter an instance of \Elgg\Http\ResponseBuilder before it is sent to the client. Applies to request to /ajax/view/<view_name>. This hook can be used to modify response content, status code, forward URL, or set additional response headers.
response, form:<form_name>
Filter an instance of \Elgg\Http\ResponseBuilder before it is sent to the client. Applies to request to /ajax/form/<form_name>. This hook can be used to modify response content, status code, forward URL, or set additional response headers.
table_columns:call, <name>
When the method elgg()->table_columns->$name() is called, this hook is called to allow plugins to override or provide an implementation. Handlers receive the method arguments via $params['arguments'] and should return an instance of Elgg\Views\TableColumn if they wish to specify the column directly.

Files

mime_type, file
Return the mimetype for the filename $params['filename'] with original filename $params['original_filename'] and with the default detected mimetype of $params['default'].
simple_type, file
In elgg_get_file_simple_type(), filters the return value. The hook uses $params['mime_type'] (e.g. application/pdf or image/jpeg) and determines an overall category like document or image. The bundled file plugin and other-third party plugins usually store simpletype metadata on file entities and make use of it when serving icons and constructing ege* filters and menus.
upload, file

Allows plugins to implement custom logic for moving an uploaded file into an instance of ElggFile. The handler must return true to indicate that the uploaded file was moved. The handler must return false to indicate that the uploaded file could not be moved. Other returns will indicate that ElggFile::acceptUploadedFile should proceed with the default upload logic.

$params array includes:

  • file - instance of ElggFile to write to
  • upload - instance of Symfony’s UploadedFile

Other

config, comments_per_page
Filters the number of comments displayed per page. Default is 25.
default, access
In get_default_access(), this hook filters the return value, so it can be used to alter the default value in the input/access view. For core plugins, the value “input_params” has the keys “entity” (ElggEntity|false), “entity_type” (string), “entity_subtype” (string), “container_guid” (int) are provided. An empty entity value generally means the form is to create a new object.
entity:icon:sizes, <entity_type>
Triggered by elgg_get_icon_sizes() and sets entity type/subtype specific icon sizes. entity_subtype will be passed with the $params array to the callback.
entity:<icon_type>:sizes, <entity_type>

Allows filtering sizes for custom icon types, see entity:icon:sizes, <entity_type>.

The hook must return an associative array where keys are the names of the icon sizes (e.g. “large”), and the values are arrays with the following keys:

  • w - Width of the image in pixels
  • h - Height of the image in pixels
  • square - Should the aspect ratio be a square (true/false)
  • upscale - Should the image be upscaled in case it is smaller than the given width and height (true/false)

If the configuration array for an image size is empty, the image will be saved as an exact copy of the source without resizing or cropping.

Example:

return [
        'small' => [
                'w' => 60,
                'h' => 60,
                'square' => true,
                'upscale' => true,
        ],
        'large' => [
                'w' => 600,
                'h' => 600,
                'upscale' => false,
        ],
        'original' => [],
];
entity:icon:url, <entity_type>

Triggered when entity icon URL is requested, see entity icons. Callback should return URL for the icon of size $params['size'] for the entity $params['entity']. Following parameters are available through the $params array:

entity
Entity for which icon url is requested.
viewtype
The type of view e.g. 'default' or 'json'.
size
Size requested, see entity icons for possible values.

Example on how one could default to a Gravatar icon for users that have not yet uploaded an avatar:

// Priority 600 so that handler is triggered after avatar handler
elgg_register_plugin_hook_handler('entity:icon:url', 'user', 'gravatar_icon_handler', 600);

/**
 * Default to icon from gravatar for users without avatar.
 */
function gravatar_icon_handler($hook, $type, $url, $params) {
        // Allow users to upload avatars
        if ($params['entity']->icontime) {
                return $url;
        }

        // Generate gravatar hash for user email
        $hash = md5(strtolower(trim($params['entity']->email)));

        // Default icon size
        $size = '150x150';

        // Use configured size if possible
        $config = elgg_get_icon_sizes('user');
        $key = $params['size'];
        if (isset($config[$key])) {
                $size = $config[$key]['w'] . 'x' . $config[$key]['h'];
        }

        // Produce URL used to retrieve icon
        return "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/$hash?s=$size";
}
entity:<icon_type>:url, <entity_type>
Allows filtering URLs for custom icon types, see entity:icon:url, <entity_type>
entity:icon:file, <entity_type>
Triggered by ElggEntity::getIcon() and allows plugins to provide an alternative ElggIcon object that points to a custom location of the icon on filestore. The handler must return an instance of ElggIcon or an exception will be thrown.
entity:<icon_type>:file, <entity_type>
Allows filtering icon file object for custom icon types, see entity:icon:file, <entity_type>
entity:<icon_type>:prepare, <entity_type>

Triggered by ElggEntity::saveIcon*() methods and can be used to prepare an image from uploaded/linked file. This hook can be used to e.g. rotate the image before it is resized/cropped, or it can be used to extract an image frame if the uploaded file is a video. The handler must return an instance of ElggFile with a simpletype that resolves to image. The $return value passed to the hook is an instance of ElggFile that points to a temporary copy of the uploaded/linked file.

The $params array contains:

  • entity - entity that owns the icons
  • file - original input file before it has been modified by other hooks
entity:<icon_type>:save, <entity_type>

Triggered by ElggEntity::saveIcon*() methods and can be used to apply custom image manipulation logic to resizing/cropping icons. The handler must return true to prevent the core APIs from resizing/cropping icons. The $params array contains:

  • entity - entity that owns the icons
  • file - ElggFile object that points to the image file to be used as source for icons
  • x1, y1, x2, y2 - cropping coordinates
entity:<icon_type>:saved, <entity_type>

Triggered by ElggEntity::saveIcon*() methods once icons have been created. This hook can be used by plugins to create river items, update cropping coordinates for custom icon types etc. The handler can access the created icons using ElggEntity::getIcon(). The $params array contains:

  • entity - entity that owns the icons
  • x1, y1, x2, y2 - cropping coordinates
entity:<icon_type>:delete, <entity_type>

Triggered by ElggEntity::deleteIcon() method and can be used for clean up operations. This hook is triggered before the icons are deleted. The handler can return false to prevent icons from being deleted. The $params array contains:

  • entity - entity that owns the icons
entity:url, <entity_type>
Return the URL for the entity $params['entity']. Note: Generally it is better to override the getUrl() method of ElggEntity. This hook should be used when it’s not possible to subclass (like if you want to extend a bundled plugin without overriding many views).
to:object, <entity_type|metadata|annotation|relationship|river_item>
Converts the entity $params['entity'] to a StdClass object. This is used mostly for exporting entity properties for portable data formats like JSON and XML.
extender:url, <annotation|metadata>
Return the URL for the annotation or metadatum $params['extender'].
file:icon:url, override
Override a file icon URL.
is_member, group
Return boolean for if the user $params['user'] is a member of the group $params['group'].
entity:annotate, <entity_type>
Triggered in elgg_view_entity_annotations(), which is called by elgg_view_entity(). Can be used to add annotations to all full entity views.
usersetting, plugin

Filter user settings for plugins. $params contains:

  • user - An ElggUser instance
  • plugin - An ElggPlugin instance
  • plugin_id - The plugin ID
  • name - The name of the setting
  • value - The value to set
setting, plugin

Filter plugin settings. $params contains:

  • plugin - An ElggPlugin instance
  • plugin_id - The plugin ID
  • name - The name of the setting
  • value - The value to set
relationship:url, <relationship_name>
Filter the URL for the relationship object $params['relationship'].
profile:fields, group
Filter an array of profile fields. The result should be returned as an array in the format name => input view name. For example:
array(
        'about' => 'longtext'
);
profile:fields, profile
Filter an array of profile fields. The result should be returned as an array in the format name => input view name. For example:
array(
        'about' => 'longtext'
);
widget_settings, <widget_handler>
Triggered when saving a widget settings $params['params'] for widget $params['widget']. If handling saving the settings, the handler should return true to prevent the default code from running.
handlers, widgets
Triggered when a list of available widgets is needed. Plugins can conditionally add or remove widgets from this list or modify attributes of existing widgets like context or multiple.
get_list, default_widgets
Filters a list of default widgets to add for newly registered users. The list is an array of arrays in the format:
array(
        'event' => $event,
        'entity_type' => $entity_type,
        'entity_subtype' => $entity_subtype,
        'widget_context' => $widget_context
)
public_pages, walled_garden

Filters a list of URLs (paths) that can be seen by logged out users in a walled garden mode. Handlers must return an array of regex strings that will allow access if matched. Please note that system public routes are passed as the default value to the hook, and plugins must take care to not accidentally override these values.

The $params array contains:

  • url - URL of the page being tested for public accessibility
volatile, metadata
Triggered when exporting an entity through the export handler. This is rare. This allows handler to handle any volatile (non-persisted) metadata on the entity. It’s preferred to use the to:object, <type> hook.
maintenance:allow, url
Return boolean if the URL $params['current_url'] and the path $params['current_path']
is allowed during maintenance mode.
robots.txt, site
Filter the robots.txt values for $params['site'].
config, amd
Filter the AMD config for the requirejs library.

Plugins

Embed

embed_get_items, <active_section>

embed_get_sections, all

embed_get_upload_sections, all

Groups

profile_buttons, group
Filters buttons (ElggMenuItem instances) to be registered in the title menu of the group profile page
tool_options, group
Use this hook to influence the available group tool options

HTMLawed

allowed_styles, htmlawed
Filter the HTMLawed allowed style array.
config, htmlawed
Filter the HTMLawed config array.

Likes

likes:is_likable, <type>:<subtype>

This is called to set the default permissions for whether to display/allow likes on an entity of type <type> and subtype <subtype>.

Note

The callback 'Elgg\Values::getTrue' is a useful handler for this hook.

Members

members:list, <page_segment>
To handle the page /members/$page_segment, register for this hook and return the HTML of the list.
members:config, tabs
This hook is used to assemble an array of tabs to be passed to the navigation/tabs view for the members pages.

Twitter API

authorize, twitter_api
Triggered when a user is authorizes Twitter for a login. $params['token'] contains the Twitter authorization token.

Reported Content

reportedcontent:add, system
Triggered after adding the reported content object $params['report']. Return false to delete report.
reportedcontent:archive, system
Triggered before archiving the reported content object $params['report']. Return false to prevent archiving.
reportedcontent:delete, system
Triggered before deleting the reported content object $params['report']. Return false to prevent deleting.

Web Services

rest, init
Triggered by the web services rest handler. Plugins can set up their own authentication handlers, then return true to prevent the default handlers from being registered.
rest:output, <method_name>
Filter the result (and subsequently the output) of the API method