3 column riverdashboard v0.3

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:

  • 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!!




  • havent forgotten about you guys, im in the process of moving.  will be back in action after the 15th. Have some cool stuff comming for the next release, so just be patient and im sure youll be happy.

  • is there a way that a when a user logs in they only see their friends activity, not the whole site activity river as default, I have tried the following and it appears to work fine in FF3.5 but not IE8, in IE8 I still get the full river activity, I have refreshed the cash, deleted history the lot...
    Any help appreciated.
            switch($orient) {            case 'mine':                            $subject_guid = $_SESSION['user']->guid;                            $relationship_type = '';                             break;            case 'friends':    $subject_guid = $_SESSION['user']->guid;                            $relationship_type = 'friend';                            break;            default:        $subject_guid = $_SESSION['user']->guid;                            $relationship_type = 'friend';                            break;

  • Installed and it's great! The only problem is that I want to use Adbrite to put the advertisements in but instead of displaying that ads it displays the ad codes. Any help?

  • RPicard, try it after turning off the "htmlawed" plugin and see if that helps.

  • @Carter That didn't work, any other suggestions? What file could I edit to put them in myself?

  • Hmm, I never tried manually adding ads into the left or right ad boxes (tho I was able to change certain things in them), but anywhichway there are two files to target under /mod/riverdashboard/views/default/riverdashboard/




    Try it and post your results!


  • Would you be able to share your adbright html code? I can test it on my test platform to see whats going on.

  • @rpicard..  make sure to disable htmlawed then input your code and save.  atm it is an issue with htmlawed affecting code tat is input in the box.

    or you could input your code directly in leftad.php and rightad.php

    or you could change the default code that is in riverdashboard/views/default/settings/riverdashboard/edit.php

  • Okay, I edited rightad.php and leftad.php and I have those working now.

    Here is my adbrite code for the right column.

    <!-- Begin: AdBrite, Generated: 2009-11-06 16:44:49  -->
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var AdBrite_Title_Color = '32527A';
    var AdBrite_Text_Color = '32527A';
    var AdBrite_Background_Color = 'C3D9FF';
    var AdBrite_Border_Color = 'CCCCCC';
    var AdBrite_URL_Color = '3D81EE';
    try{var AdBrite_Iframe=window.top!=window.self?2:1;var AdBrite_Referrer=document.referrer==''?document.location:document.referrer;AdBrite_Referrer=encodeURIComponent(AdBrite_Referrer);}catch(e){var AdBrite_Iframe='';var AdBrite_Referrer='';}
    <script type="text/javascript">document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,83,67,82,73,80,84));document.write(' src="http://ads.adbrite.com/mb/text_group.php?sid=1406663&zs=3132305f363030&ifr='+AdBrite_Iframe+'&ref='+AdBrite_Referrer+'" type="text/javascript">');document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,47,83,67,82,73,80,84,62));</script>
    <div><a target="_top" href="http://www.adbrite.com/mb/commerce/purchase_form.php?opid=1406663&afsid=1" style="font-weight:bold;font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">Your Ad Here</a></div>
    <!-- End: AdBrite -->

  • I am glad the workaround is working for you.

    Okay, I was able to put up the adbrite script in the right ad box and it appeared just fine. I don't see no problem with the code.

    Is riverdashboard plugin on your site placed at the very bottom of all plugins? 

  • No it wasn't, that may have been the problem.

  • @Fusion - is it possible to include 'Questions' in the activity_view.php along with the photos, links, polls etc. Also is there an ETA on gifts and events working in the same way as the others?

    Lovely plugin, thanks for the hard work.

  • Hello,

    I do step by step all actions to install but gives me this error:



    Filestore not found or class not saved with file!"


    Any idea to fix an installation?

  • Can we change the order of "all" "friends" "mine" tabs? I wanto to change to the default tab "all" by "mine".

    Thanks for this very good plugin.

  • Hey Fusion,

    Great plugin...I was starting to add some of the other plugins and I installed the video plugin to coincide with yours. I see that I added a movie in the river but it doesn't show embedded like it does on your site. I just downloaded the version from here. Does this version include that feature or will that be in the next release. Just trying to narrow down what might be the issue.


  • Hi how to display news feed in 3 column river dashboard?

  • how do i display events in dashboard?

  • @Fusion, is it possible to integrate a comment feature on the feed posts, like you can on facebook?


  • Ok im loving this plug in but having an issue.  No matter what I do the url doesnt seem to work I added 

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

    in my .htaccess but then i realized i had to change it for a subdomain so i tried 

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

    that didn't work so then i tried

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

    this was also a failure.  so now im at a loss can yall please help? i have it JUST before the last </Ifmodule> like immediately.  Ive also tried clearing the cache and moving the plugin to the bottom etc.

  • Add this just under rewritebase/

    RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} !.*search.* [NC]

    RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)/$ pg/profile/$1

    RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)$ pg/profile/$1

    coded by Dhrup and posted in another tread

  • Hi, how can I move the widget boxes slightly over to the left? Its about the width of a lowercase letter that needs to be adjusted. Also is the "add site wide message" link on the right side, really needed if in the middle there is a text box to add this? thanks!

  • yesszz.. u can do that if u wanna do the the php code lolz ;-)

  • Hi, i can't see any video in the river. is there any setting for it? thanks!

  • Everytime I tried to add riverdashboard, it says misconfigured plugins after I enabled it.  I did remove riverdashboard css from my theme.  Nothing better yet. So I would want that plugin. Any suggestion to solve that problem with misconfigured plugin.




  • Category: Uncategorized
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 11986
  • Recommendations: 7

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