How to edit hidden sections of another user's profile??

Version 10.1 by Buzila Vlad on 2016/06/08

As an administrator, you may come across the need to edit a user's profile, however you will notice that some sections (e.g. Dashboard) do not show up. Those sections are currently displayed only to the user for which the profile page belongs, even if you are an admin. To work around this limitation, this is what you can do:

  1. Log in as an administrator
  2. Go to the user's profile page in edit mode and see that the Dashboard section is not visible:


  3. Apply the Dashboard.XWikiUserDashboardSheet sheet (for the example of the Dashboard section) directly in the current URL (don`t forget to press Enter after that to navigate to the modified URL). Example:
  4. Now you will be able to see the Dashboard section's content and use it to edit the user's dashboard
    1. You can change the value of the property Display my dashboard on the wiki home when I'm logged in (instead of the default dashboard) from No to Yes and/or
    2. You can add a gadget (e.g. an include macro gadget)

      You should be able to see the following screen (with the example include macro gadget added to the user's dashboard):


For our Dashboard example, when looking at the default dashboard (like the one displayed on the homepage), the user will now see the dashboard you have customized for him:


For more information regarding the Dasboard feature, you can take a look at:

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