This is a really simple plugin. It is a sidebar module that has little pieces of information for new users. The idea came from the File Tools plugin. But that was only for that plugin, and it would be better if it could be for any plugin. So far, this works with the Groups and Event Calendar plugins.
The site I work on is English/French so it will be good for multiple languages later on.
Thanks to Matt Beckett for the help: http://community.elgg.org/discussion/view/1169408/extend-view-priority
The tips are random and you won't see the same tip twice in a row if there are more than 10 tips. But if there are less than 10 tips, they show up in order.
To customize the tips that show up, check out 'languages/en.php' for instructions.
@rjcalifornia I think there's already a plugin for that: http://community.elgg.org/plugins/820124/1.8.4/easy-adverts-18
But yeah, it goes randomly but it uses the php function mt_rand() so I guess you could build a better function for ads and use this :s
@Kimberly! Yeah, clickable links shouldn't be a problem.