Refinery's dashboard is a plugin that does two simple things
- Reports recent activity on all the core and custom plugins
- Provides convenient links to common tasks.
How do I Hook my Custom Plugin into the Recent Activity log?
Read "Getting your Plugin to Report Activity in the Dashboard" in the Plugin documentation.
"Activity Show Limit"
This allows you to specify how many items should show up in your recent activity list.
Example: if we set the activity show limit to 5, only 5 items will show in the recent activity.