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Customisations with Configurations or Coding?


Neal Lawrence's profile picture
Posts: 6

17 March 2020, 7:51

Dear Developers,

I am just checking on a few things to do with customising Mahara:

  1. Can the preset wording on the Mahara portfolio be changed, e.g. replacing the words Pages and Collections with Learning Projects.
  2. Can the preset words in the pop-up boxes be changed to reflect a customised portfolio with its own brand?
  3. Does Mahara have a calendar or would it need to be integrated?
  4. Can the above be done by configurations, additional coding or plugins?

Best regards

Neal Lawrence

Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 4196

13 April 2020, 21:10

Hi Neal,

Thanks for your patience. The last few weeks have been interesting to say the least. I hope you are doing well.

To answer your questions:

  1. You can change all the words in Mahara. This is best done via a custom language pack.
  2. The same goes for any help files. :-)
  3. There is no calendar at present, and I'm not aware of a calendar being worked on at the moment. that question had come up a couple of times in the past but didn't gather much momentum. I think a calendar would be successful if it can be connected to an existing one rather than having a special one just in Mahara that can't communicate with ones own.
  4. A calendar can be implemented via a plugin if someone is going to write it. The language pack customisations are possible by placing certain files into the /local folder as described on the linked wiki page.

Best,

Kristina

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