Widget Manager v4.1

Release Notes

  • added: Multi Dashboard support (plugin setting)
  • changed: updated the Dutch language file
  • changed: required Elgg version to 1.8.3
  • how to link the image slider, to images uploaded by users like photo albums of tidy pics? thanks.

  • @worldopensources there is no automatic way to use uploaded pictures in the slider widget. The slider widget works with urls to the images, so after uploading retrieve their urls and paste them in the widget configuration.

  • @Jeroen goed werk, dank u wel! but after I've activated the following plugins "widget manager", "profile manager "and "blog tools" I get this error message:

    Deprecated in 1.7: add_widget_title_link() was deprecated by widget_manager_add_widget_title_link()


  • @good_vibrations that will probably be caused by the blog_tools not being the most recent version. Perhaps the latest version of blog_tools is not yet placed on the community, so you might need to get it from GitHub.

    Otherwise there may be another plugin using a widget manager functionality (widget title links) that is deprecated.

  • @Jeroen Dalsem , do you plan to make Tabbed Profile, such as Multi Dashboard?

    PS: thanks for your work!)

  • @senneco a lot of people already asked me that. It is still on the wishlist for features in the Profile Manager, but our clients do not see the need for it... yet :)

  • Great Plugin but i have one question:

    How can i force a widget to stay in the profile so he cant delete it?

    thanks for your amazing work ;) 

  • @JuliusP you can "pin" widgets on an profile or dashboard in the default widgets configuration (you need the default widgets plugin enabled)

  • Hiya - not sure if I'm missing something, but is the 'Group activity' widget missing? I can't seem to add this.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

  • One other question - I'm a little confused by the 'Only administrator can enable group widget' option. If you choose 'No' then any group owner can allow the editing of widgets on groups. However to actually see the 'edit widgets' option still requires an administrator. Shouldn't the 'edit widgets' option be open to all group admins?

    Sorry, I've spent ages trying to work out how to do this but I'm a novice and haven't made any headway.



  • @Nick this options allows for a construction where default group widgets is disabled, and if only admins can change it in the group settings, this will result in some groups having this option available, but only controlled by the admin. This could be desirable if you "sell" advanced group features.

  • Hi Jeroen

    Okay, I see why that would be useful for some. However would it not also be possible to allow group owners/admins to edit widgets too? I would think this would be really useful for lots of sites, so that groups can manage their own look and feel a little.

    If it is not possible, then I'll go back to the drawing board, but it would be a shame!

    Thanks for the quick reply!


  • @Nick you ran into a major bug. I've fixed it and uploaded a new release.

  • Hi Jeroen,

    I'm in the process of preparing an Elgg installation for my school's website and your Widget Manager is probably the single most useful plugin I have come across to adjust the layout for a perfect user experience. Thanks for your work :-)

    I was wondering if there is a way to increase the number of files in the image slider widget? I would like to use it as a quick overview for new users and I might need two or three more images.




  • @worldopensources,

    don't know if you still need to know, but for new images in the image slider widget you can manually enter a path relative to your Elgg installation. This is how I did it:

    • create a directory in my Elgg installation directory called "sliderpics"
    • upload image files to this directory via ftp (e.g. img01.jpg, img02.jpg etc.)
    • point the image slider widget manually to files by addressing them as sliderpics/img01.jpg etc.



  • @aschlenger 

    i tried to creat a folder that contain images , but i didn't work

Jeroen Dalsem

Owner of ColdTrick IT Solutions, developing social networking sites for the dutch market


  • Category: Widgets
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2021-9-28
  • Downloads: 41112
  • Recommendations: 99

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