Adding additional widget to default riverdashboard

This is the most simple way to add widget in your default riverdashboard.


duplicate that file


remove all the content of the latestgroups.php

replace to :



$groups = elgg_list_entities(array(type => 'group', 'limit' => 12, 'full_view' => FALSE, 'view_type_toggle' => FALSE, 'pagination' => TRUE));


<div class="sidebarBox">

<h3><?php echo elgg_echo('riverdashboard:newestgroups') ?></h3>

<div class="membersWrapper"><br />


echo elgg_view_layout('container',$groups);


<div class="clearfloat"></div>



thats all for the latestgroups.php


edit your : mod/riverdashboard/languages/en.php

find : 'riverdashboard:recentmembers' => 'Recent members',

add after : 'riverdashboard:newestgroups' => 'Recent groups',

last but not least

modify : mod/riverdashboard/index.php

find : //set a view to display newest members

$area1 .= elgg_view("riverdashboard/newestmembers");

add after : 

     //set a view to display recent groups

$area1 .= elgg_view("riverdashboard/newestgroups");

it works on my box but im not sure if it is the right becoz im not elgg expert

comments and recommendation are most welcome.







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