3 column riverdashboard v0.2.2

Release Notes

This is a riverdashboard with 3 columns and using features from the latest version of riverdashboard. Should be pretty stable, i have more features not included in here that are still a little buggy - tobe released soon.

Works in elgg version 1.6.1 but i think it should work in 1.5 as well but havent tested it. please let me know if it works for you in 1.5



For any plugins that add their own river icons, open the css for those plugins and comment out or delete the lines for the river icons.


  • complete change of auto refresh
  • add facebook like commenting
  • cleanup some css and language
  • add more options from inside the river
  • add bookmarks to side panel
  • add admin options for widgets to display on dash


  • added view for my groups - uncomment line 47
  • added a view for vanilla forum - uncomment line 56
  • fixed a security hole caused by dreamweaver
  • fixed profile views - wasnt working before
  • changed the welcome.php
  • cleaned up some css and language file
  • group messages display in dashboard like on elgg.org

0.2.1 Only has some new files that were not included in previous release... SORRY!


  • added some new additions in language file
  • added more plugin widget support (gifts, izap video, vazco karma, polls)
  • if you dont have the extra plugins you wont get a white screen anymore
  • added a fluid center column - shouldnt have to mess with the css to get it to fit your theme
  • cleaned up some css

if you do not want a certain widget to show on the dashboard comment out or remove the line in index.php

You can see what we are working on at http://thekidcircle.com its compleatly different from what you see here!


remove existing riverdashboard and install this one.  Remember to backup your files first! This is a replacement to riverdashboard.

rename or delete theme/views/default/riverdashboard/css.php from any external theme your using

in .htaccess add this

RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\_\-]+)$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/pg/profile/$1 [R]

b4 the last </IfModule> to make the url link work correctly

PLACE PLUGIN AT THE BOTTOM OF PLUGIN LIST! - it needs to override some other views so better off with it at the bottom

if you are missing the url.gif i put it here for you.


If there are any feature requests for this plugin please dont hesitate to ask!!




  • @lamine..  just goto riverdashboard/views/default/riverdashboard/welcome.php  you will see the code in there

  • You know what?

    As Admin , I'd love to be able to delete content from the river.

  • @Yoram

    Then there is no need to have the wire?

  • @fusion and anyone else who can help...

    Sorry not a programmer, well not a very good one anyway...

    I'm running IE8 on Windows 7 Machine. Using Elgg 1.6.1 with custom index enabled, I've placed the 3column plugin at the botom with the customindex just above it. No difference.

    check www.gimmethedirt.com to see for yourself, I'm not sure why this is doing this, any help greatly appreciated.



  • @fusion. i cannot login to ur site with facebook..... also how do i get user badges in river dashboard.

  • @ sam1...  could you explain a little beeter what you want

    @chalkiex..   everything looked fine to me when i checked your site out.

  • @fusion you are the bosss!!! have been waiting for this long long ago. thanx man!!!

  • @darmi..  thank you..  getting closer to the big release..

  • left panel completely dissapeared on I.E 8, looks fine on other browsers but since 90%  of my users use I.E  unfortunantly I wont be able to use this. Its not a theme issue as i have tried it with custom theme and defualt and the  left panel is no more, bummer!

  • @chambo..  look in index.php and on line 87 change three_column2 to three_column and it should come back..  why your not seeing it in ie8 makes no scence to me as that is what it is tested on.

    but i do have 2 layouts included in this release so if you change it to the other as i described it should come back, you may just need to adjust the css to fill in space depending on your theme

  • worked like a charm, little css edit and bingo!!!, nicely done

  • oh if any one is having the same problem as i had here is the css changes i made, just little tweaks but makes everything look fine on all browsers my end.


    #col_one {

    #col_two {

    #col_three {

  • @chanbo..  thanks but i have noticed that it varies depending on the theme being used. thats why i made the second layout.  but im sur it will be good for some people

  • Works great for dark elgg he he

  • @lamine

    I believe it's at mod/riverdashboard/views/default/riverdashboard/welcome.php lines 30-40

    Cheers :)

  • It would be great to make that admins can show/hide, some widgets or info into the dashboard, I hope it will be up on next versions. Nvm nice script and work.


    Question: Why everybody are using fixed layout, shouldn't be cool make a liquid css style  ? :D

  • @ germanaz0...  the layout has a fluid center column, it appears not to work for everybody so i have a fixed layout also.  in a later version there will be options to pick your widgets.  atm you can go into index.php and comment out what you dont want or move stuff around to your liking.

  • Great, lemme know when you do that stuffs :D I will be thankful, allready thankful with this actual 3 layouts, but I will be more thankful xD ...



  • How do I get Christian Heckelmann's Gift plugin to show in the river?

  • Nevermind. It does report to the river as long as the Sender AND the Receiver are already friends. Otherwise, it doesn't.

  • @madmatigan..   pretty sure you can only send to friends anyways.  at least in my install thats how it works

  • this is great.

    but im worry to use this in my active site with elgg 1.5 and i use darkelgg theme

    does it work with 1.5 ?

  • @Fusion - makes sense.

    @Fusion - I also noticed that on I.E.8 you can hover your mouse pointer over a user's avatar in the river and the tiny submenu (the one that lets you remove friend, send a message, etc. etc.) shows BUT not in Firefox. Am I the only one? I have elgg 1.6.1.

  • I discovered a problem in IE

    I believe it is just me but I'd be happy to assist you anyway...

    Items that should appear in the river appear in Safari and Firefox, but not the Explorer, such as:

    Photos people upload, the wire smoetimes sjows messages, sometimes not, and the weirdest thing, members listed without pictures and when you click on their icon, the system informs yot that they do not exist


    Is anyone else having this problem?
    I will appreciate the help



  • @fusion

    I'm not sure what's going on then, I take it you checked the site using IE8 and Firefox... don't mean to sound patronising, just checking. Is there a setting in my IE that could be causing this rendering issue if this working ok for you.



  • Category: Uncategorized
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 11958
  • Recommendations: 7

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