Members recently online

Members recently online 1.5

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
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Displays a block containing members recently online.

(Example of Members recently online widget)


(Example of Members recently online widget with Show avatars option enabled)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)



All phrases start with membersrecentlyonline_ for your convenience.

  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/MembersRecentlyOnline directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Creating the widget:
  1. Admin Control Panel -> Appearance -> Widgets
  2. Widget definition = Members recently online
  3. Widget key = members_recently_online
  4. Title = (leave blank)
  5. Display in positions = Forum list: Sidebar
  6. Click Save.
User group permissions:

Normally you will select Yes to the following User groups:

Unregistered / Unconfirmed

Questions and Answers:

Q: How can I reduce the number of members shown?
A; Adjust the Hours in the Options page.

Q: Does this add-on honor the "Show your online status" in the users preferences?
A: Yes.

Q: How can I see those members which have "Show online status" disabled?
A: Set the Administrative group (View as admin) to Yes.

Q: Why are some usernames a lighter color?
A: Those are members which have "Show your online status" unchecked and you have View as admin permission.

Q: Why are some avatars have an opaque?
A: Those are members which have "Show your online status" unchecked and you have View as admin permission.
First release
Last update
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Members recently online v1.5 changes: Added comma separator between usernames.
  2. See description

    Members recently online v1.4 changes: Fixed issue dealing with User group permissions. Now can...
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    Members recently online v1.3 changes: Updated PHP code to correct member visible issue.

Latest reviews

Another good one from AndyB. I use this in lieu of XF's default Members Online, since XF still insists on imposing a 60 minute limit on user activity. I firmly believe that users seeing more active members online encourages more activity on the forum, which helps smaller forums grow, and this addon helps accomplish that. The only reason I'm docking it a star is because instead of just showing you the total number of users online and a certain initial number of usernames that you the admin have control over, it shows ALL the usernames, so that you can end up with too many names taking up too much real estate on the side bar.