Include Username on an Oxwall Newsfeed Status

Today I am going to show you how to change the default newsfeed status message to include the username of the member using it. When I refer to the newsfeed status message I mean the little message that says “What’s happening?”
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Open up your Arvixe cPanel and head over to your File Manager.
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The line of code we are looking to edit can be found here. /ow_plugins/newsfeed/components/update_status.php

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Once we find the correct location we are going to tap cntrl+f and search for the following

$field->setInvitation( OW::getLanguage()->text(‘newsfeed’, ‘status_field_invintation’) );

and change to

$userName = BOL_UserService::getInstance()->getDisplayName(OW::getUser()->getId());
$field->setInvitation( OW::getLanguage()->text(‘newsfeed’, ‘status_field_invintation’,array(‘userName’=>$userName)) );

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Now open up your sites language page,( http://YOURSITE.com/admin/languages) and use the search bar to find the text What’s happening? Change the following text.

What’s happening?
to
What’s happening {$userName}?
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Save. Congrats. You just finished modding your newsfeed!
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