3 column riverdashboard v0.3.1

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

Any bugs and feature requests can be posted here: http://code.google.com/p/riverdashboard/issues/list

or you can join the group here: http://community.elgg.org/pg/groups/302495/3-column-riverdashboard/


This version includes 3 plugins, one is fusion_pack, it adds tipsy jquery library to elgg so we can have the facebook like tooltips - this is needed for riverdashboard and elggchat.

  1. upload riverdashboard and fusion_pack to mod directory
  2. remove any riverdashboard css from your theme!!
  3. enable plugins in admin panel
  5. click settings on riverdashboard in admin panel and configure your dashboard.
  6. in .htaccess add this: RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\_\-]+)$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/pg/profile/$1 [R]    before the last </ifModule>  to make the link work correctly.
  7. 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.
  8. ADD 'thewire:latest' => 'Latest',  in riverdashboard/languages/en.php


  • fixed auto refresh for internet explorer so it works in all browsers now.
  • fixed left column not showing in ie7

New in version 0.3.1

  • i will fill this all in later...  but it does include videos in the river and it has more of an elgg feel to it.  Everybody should be able to install it with no issues...
  • there are different folders in here so dont try installing the whole thing as one plugin!!!
  • elggchat is unchanged
  • fusion pack is changed
  • izap folder just changes one file for izap, you dont need it unless you want it to look nicer.
  • riverdashboard has lots of changes and fixes in it

New in version 0.3:

  • added bookmarks
  • added a link tool (this has basic functions for now and requires the bookmarks plugin to work)
  • added admin settings from the plugin list
  • added ad blocks to the side columns (configurable in plugin settings)
  • added some buttons,  video,photo,links,polls,gifts,events  to under the wire text input.
  • moved most text to en.php (will be able to have translations soon.
  • im sure there is more that i cant remember atm.


  • 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


  • 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

Supported plugins - none of these plugins are necessary for riverdashboard to function


  • play video in river
  • fix link tool to pull metadescription and title from link
  • 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

You can see what we are working on at http://thekidcircle.com!


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




  • I'm having another problem other than the alignment issue...  My footer is now across the buttom full width of the web page any fix for this...  thanks

  • Funny, I like it across the full width of the page I am trying to duplicate though out the rest of the site.  I am interested in the fix to reverse it in the rest of the site.

  • @imcobarn i think i tried but its not work , lemme try again, btw your theme also same with this plugin dunno why

  • @Trajan i tried it before dude , dont worry im not askin something before read all posts

  • @fusion... great work. This release fixes a lot of annoying bugs and cleans up the dashboard a lot. Thanks. I just have a couple small issues.

    Recent members now shows members as tiny thumbnail images in a vertical column... that just extends down and does not wrap. Looks very weird.

    Also, any way I can control which activities are presented in the activity river? ie. I only want to show when they connect to a friend or join a group, but not when they update their profile... any ideas?

    thanks again..

  • the river auto refresh every few seconds, it interupt when watching video in the river. when it refresh, the video start over again. is there any option to stop the auto refresh?

  • @hiconomics..

    yeah i got some files mixed up when i redid my machine to windows 7.  so im working on getting everything back in order. should have a new release in the next couple of days

    @young..  the auto refresh is not 100 percent solid yet..  it refreshes every minute. you could increase the time of the refresh and that will happen less

  • the problem with the alignment is comming from feed.php for the user feeds. I am trying to resolve this but i dont see the error yet. strange thing is, if you view yoursite.com/pg/dashboard it displays properly but when you view yoursite.com/mod/riverdashboard it displays messed up.  when i disable the feeds altogether by taking the line out of index.php then there is no issue.

    if anybody can find the error please let me know.

  • Well removing the third <div> in feeds.php fixed the issue with GB.  But I think Jess would like it the other way.

  • how to add users name below the avatar in friends widget? like orkut

  • I found the problem!!! The problem is with the index.php and manifest.php file in the new 0.3.1 version.

    This fixes the alignment and puts friends on the right.

    Here's how to fix it..

    Install version 0.3.1 on your server:

    Download version 0.3 and upload ONLY the index.php and manifest.php files to your server and overwrite them here> mod/riverdashboard/index.php  &  mod/riverdashboard/manifest.php


    Next go thru your admin panel > tools > riverdashboard plugin and disable and enable it.


    Now go to your dashboard and refresh. your done! :)


  • BTW.. the recent photo option does not work. It shows an error on line 17 on my site when i enable it from the riverdashboard settings area.

  • i have a request here.

    to show the thumb of the video insist to put the embed video in the river.


    the inex.php and manifest.php are exactly the same as the o.3 version, there has been no change between the 2 files.  what you are probably seeing is the difference between yoursite.com/pg/dashboard and yoursite.com/mod/riverdashboard.


    iam working on this.   show thumb->click thumb->video opens in small lightbox to view video. then the refresh shouldnt affect the videos and loadtime will be faster


    you could go to the file for item you want to change (would have to goto each plugin) pluginname/views/default/river/object/pluginname/filename.php and remove the file

  • @Edlove Great you like the full width but it doesn't work with my theme what is the fix to remove that adjustment back to the original setting of the footer.

    @therea...  There is no manifest.php and it didn't work for me...

  • Just as @fusion said, it was in the feeds.php.  I removed the very last </div>  scroll down you will find 3 </div>'s in a roll at the end of the file. I delete and everything is ok.

  • Hi all!  I am new to this so forgive the question! lol  When I add a widget to the default dashboard settings it dissapears what am I doing wrong?

  • Anybody experienced problem with the activity widget. Once I click on dashboard it shows activity window for  1 second and then tab window collapse, minimize. In order to see All Friends or Mine activity info I have to refresh the page so activity window expand again.Help? Is thisanything to do with refreshstart.php

    Thank you Fusion for great work :)

  • Hi all!

    I have a question. When will the "facebook like commenting"-feature be added?


  • I am having the same problem as Orhan but only in IE. The plugin looks alright in Opera and Mozilla.

    I did almost everything mentioned above. My left sidebar moves a bit to the right and slightly overlaps the mid column.

  • Great work! I was wondering why there even was a dashboard until I installed this plugin.  I am having the same problem as Sem though. Looks good in Mozilla but in IE the left sidebar overlaps the center column. I took out the extra </div> in feeds.php and fixed part of the problem. I've got to get it working or just not use the dashboard at all.

  • I have a issue with the "width" on css or something on the right side of the page

    Please look at this image...  

    the problem is not on the index page only the "dashboard" :)

    Any help on how i can solve this?

    best regards

  • Fusion great plugin but is there an option that will allow the admin or users to limit or delate the amount of post to show?

  • @Mr. Achiever - do you mean the number of posts in the river? I also asked this question. Fusion pointed out to me that there is a file in the following place:


    You can change the default setting which is listed as $limit. There are two places to change it. At the moment this is the only way to change the number of riverposts that are shown on the page.

    There is no other way of doing it at the moment.

    Hope that helps.


  • Category: Uncategorized
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 11863
  • Recommendations: 7

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