This module shows a count of current visitors to the site (whether or not logged in) and lists the user names of everyone logged in. If users are allowed to send messages to each other, then an icon appears next to each user name that can be clicked to compose a message to that user (See Inter-User Messages regarding the messaging feature). Clicking on or mousing over the user name brings up information about the user as set up in User Preferences.
Below are a couple of screenshots showing the module being used:
Module with messaging enabled
Module with messaging disabled
The module can be placed in the left or right column through a simple admin interface - see Module Admin for how to do that.
Note that if the module is set to only appear for some groups, only users in those groups will show as being online (currently in Tiki 14.x). One way round this limitation is to add another hidden version of the module set to be enabled for all (Registered) users, but to use the Appearance "style" setting to hide it from the others. This is obviously not secure (all online users will be in the page source) but it will stop the second module being visible on the page.
This PluginModule code:
Produces on this page:
- See Module online_users for a similar module
- See these pages for information that applies for all modules