About

I. Release Notes

Current Version: 6.3
Requirements: Ossn >= 6.0
License: GNU General Public License v2

 

II. Purpose and Usage

This component adds a widget with up to 10 random contact suggestions to either the right column on large screens or on top of the newsfeed on small devices.

Figure 1

Your members can decide individually whether and where they want the widget to be displayed: in the right column and/or in the news feed, or on a separate page that can be accessed from the main menu.

Figure 2

It's recommended - but not mandatory - to install the Profile Views component in parallel to exclude already visited members from the suggestion list.

The current suggestion logic is still fairly rudimentary:

  • don't display members you're already friends with
  • don't display members you have blocked
  • don't display members you have visited already (when Profile Views installed)

So, volunteers are welcome to create those additional database queries giving more meaningful results. :)

 

III. Changes

V 6.3

  • added: display options to account settings page
  • fixed: exclude still unvalidated members from suggestions

V 6.2

  • centered and more narrow placement of member icons in widget (same as with White theme and Latest Members component)

V 6.1

  • Ossn 6.x support
  • verified PHP 8 compatibility
  • page loading speedup

 

Outdated Ossn 5.x releases

V 1.1

  • fixed issue if Autopagination is disabled

V 1.0

  • Initial Release