The XTC Framework V4 features effects plugin to add JS and other special effects.
Influence uses JParticles JS to create the colored dots in the inset. Make sure to endable the JS in the effects settings.
To create the color dots effect, go the template settings and select the effects tab > Jparticles. The JS effect can be set to and ID, for influence we apply it to the #jparticle1 div. The paramaters control the effect:
distance: 180, range:0
For more info on the effect visit http://particleground.duapp.com
Influence uses Sharer JS to create social sharing options for articles. Make sure to endable the JS in the effects settings.