Adding The Wire plugin form to the Riverdashboard plugin: Revision

So you want to have The Wire plugin form in Riverdashboard plugin eh? Well it's really simple! Follow the steps below.

Copy this code:

<div class="post_to_wire">
<h3><?php echo elgg_echo("thewire:doing"); ?></h3>
<script>
function textCounter(field,cntfield,maxlimit) {
    // if too long...trim it!
    if (field.value.length > maxlimit) {
        field.value = field.value.substring(0, maxlimit);
    } else {
        // otherwise, update 'characters left' counter
        cntfield.value = maxlimit - field.value.length;
    }
}
</script>

        <form action="<?php echo $vars['url']; ?>action/thewire/add" method="post" name="noteForm">
                        <?php
                            $display .= "<textarea name='note' value='' onKeyDown=\"textCounter(document.noteForm.note,document.noteForm.remLen1,140)\" onKeyUp=\"textCounter(document.noteForm.note,document.noteForm.remLen1,140)\" id=\"thewire_large-textarea\">{$msg}</textarea>";
                $display .= "<div class='thewire_characters_remaining'><input readonly type=\"text\" name=\"remLen1\" size=\"3\" maxlength=\"3\" value=\"140\" class=\"thewire_characters_remaining_field\">";
                echo $display;
                echo elgg_echo("thewire:charleft") . "</div>";
                                echo elgg_view('input/securitytoken');
                        ?>
                        <input type="hidden" name="method" value="site" />
                        <input type="submit" value="<?php echo elgg_echo('save'); ?>" />
        </form>
</div>
<?php echo elgg_view('input/urlshortener'); ?>

and open /mod/riverdashboard/views/default/riverdashboard/welcome.php - once you open that, then paste the code above, below this piece of code:

<div id="content_area_user_title">
        <h2><?php echo sprintf(elgg_echo('welcome:user'), $name); ?></h2>
</div>