Feature #67

Who's Online

Added by Matt Gold over 12 years ago. Updated over 12 years ago.

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The current "who's online" widget shows only logged in members. It would be cool to see how many guests are viewing, too. This plugin ( seems to do that. Is there any way to combine the two or to make the plugin I just linked BuddyPress-compatible?


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 12 years ago

What would it look like? A line of text in the "Who's Online" box that just says "and 5 guests"?

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 12 years ago

Yes. I'm not convinced we need this; when I first thought of it, it seemed like a way to showcase how much the site was being used. But that prioritizes my desires as a project manager over the needs of a our members. To members of the site, seeing the number of un-logged-in visitors might be intimidating and make them feel as though they are being watched. In the end, it's probably not a good idea.

Let's put this on hold for now and close the ticket unless you really think this is a good idea. I've lost a bit of my enthusiasm for it.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 12 years ago

I don't think it's all that interesting. Probably not worth the time.

#4 Updated by Matt Gold over 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

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