How to show off members name on their dashboard – Oxwall

Last updated on May 6th, 2018 at 09:37 am

Still on the Oxwall weekend, I hope you all are enjoying our awesome mods this weekend? Today, we will bring you an important mod you can use to add a little dynamism to your website.

If you are using the Oxwall platform for your social network, here is good news for you and your members. With this simply tweak, you can show off your members name on their dashboard.


This tweak will make your users feel recognized each time they visit their dashboard. For convenience purpose, I have intentionally kept the process of adding this mod simple, if there is any complication, feel free to ask me in the comment section.

Desktop View

  • Go to ow_system_plugins/base/controllers/ in your Oxwall installation path and open component_panel.php with a code editor.
  • Find 
 $this->setPageHeading(OW::getLanguage()->text('base', 'dashboard_heading'));

and replace it with

 $displayName = BOL_UserService::getInstance()->getDisplayName(OW::getUser()->getId());

$this->setPageHeading(OW::getLanguage()->text('base', 'dashboard_heading', array('username' => $displayName)));

Mobile View

  • Go to /ow_system_plugins/base/mobile/controllers/ in your Oxwall installation path and open widget_panel.php with a code editor.
  • Find 
 $this->setPageHeading(OW::getLanguage()->text('base', 'dashboard_heading'));

and replace it with

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 $displayName = BOL_UserService::getInstance()->getDisplayName(OW::getUser()->getId());

$this->setPageHeading(OW::getLanguage()->text('base', 'dashboard_heading', array('username' => $displayName)));

Initiate Mod 

  • Clear your website cache and go to yourwebsite/admin/languages?&search=my%20dashboard
  • Replace My Dashboard with Hello {$username}! We are pleasured to have you here!
  • Click save and visit your dashboard for confirmation.

Note: (1) Custom modifications are erased after each platform update. Bookmark this page for reference purpose. (2) Make sure you stay out of trouble: Always backup the file you are modifying.

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