Display Multiple Site Announcements on the River Dashboard v20091129

Release Notes

One of our clients, the Institute of Physics, wanted to display multiple site announcements on the dashboard of a new site under development, so found the standard riverdashboard - which is hardcoded to allow one announcement only - too restricting.

As part of the development, we were asked to correct this shortcoming by overriding the original functionality to allow multiple announcements, the number of which is admin-configurable.

So, rather than mess with the original plugin - which would get overwritten during an upgrade - we decided to encapsulate this new functionality in the "announcements" plugin (which must appear later than the riverdashboard in order to override the original code).

And, given that this plugin could well be useful on many other sites, the Institute of Physics have decided to make it publicly available to the Elgg community.

Cheers, C4LPT

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  • Category: Uncategorized
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 1649
  • Recommendations: 2

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