User Activity by Xon

User Activity by Xon 2.13.4

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.2
  2. 2.3
Additional requirements
php 7.2+
Standard Library v1.19.0+ by Xon
Recommended: Redis Cache addon v2.17.0+
Recommended: Redis (v3.0.0 or better)
MIT Licence
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Displays user activity below content.

Supported content:
It is recommended (but not required) that Redis Cache add-on be installed and configured as the cache provider.

Caching context support

Use the key userActivity with Cache context to dedicate a redis instance to just User Activity

  • View users who are viewing content

Differences in guest counts
This add-on counts guests grouped by IP address, while XenForo counts guests by session. Both are valid ways of counting guests.


Originally derived from @rainmotorsports's [RainDD] User Activity. Now only shares some UI elements, and permission name.

Contributing features or bug fixes
Please create a GitHub Pull request via the "More Information" link.

Please contact me if you wish for different licencing arrangements.
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First release
Last update


4.57 star(s) 7 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 2.13.4 - Bugfix update

    Fix "user who are viewing X" showed up in places it wasn't configured to
  2. 2.13.3 - Maintenance & Bugfix update

    Update a number of addon options to use phrases Improve extendibility of the add-on Fix several...
  3. 2.13.2 - Bugfix update

    Fix XF2.2 support when injecting user activity into a thread

Latest reviews

Great addon to show user activity across your forum/portal. Great permission-additions in version 2.12 and now also supports activity display on reports list: This can help to prevent more than one staff member working on the same report at a time. No performance issues with Redis Cache.
And all that for free. :-)
Great addon other than the guest view counts being greatly under-reported. Unfortunate. With dozens of guests viewing a thread consistently over a few days, as could be clearly seen in the "Current visitors" list, the reported guest count of this addon for the thread never broke 10. Again, other than that, great addon.
This add-on counts guests by grouping requests by IP address in a ~15 minute window, XenForo counts guests by session. Both are valid ways of counting what is a "guest" visitor.
The numbers are a bit off for example if I went into a forum and then test it as a guest user on another browser it will say 3 Viewing instead of 2.

Besides this very neat add on!
By default, thread views count to the forum views. Tracking which threads or direct forum views continued to the forum counts isn't possible, so may not match expected values.

Additionally, thread/forum views are tracked in 15 minute windows and do not live-update as these values change. Any view counts should be considered an estimate.
This one was an essential feature in the old vB forums. It was nice to see and to know who was watching right now a thread. People who are used to this in vB forums will miss it in XF forums. But not anymore, thanks to Xon. Thank you.
Absolutely amazing! Thank you for making this resource free and available to everyone :)

I am surprised that not too many people leave a review on such an amazing resource.
Xon has some of the most useful addons and this is one of them. He also has unrivaled support. Literally fixing bugs within a day.
Thank you for this free XF2 version, I used the RainDD version for XF1 before. Xon is one of the most trustworthy XF developers, all his addons can be installed blindly, as everyone knows: it will work and it is safe.
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