WordPress 2.7 features a fully widgetized dashboard and allows you to hide widgets you don’t want to see. As a result, this plugin is now deprecated. I will however probably be releasing other plugins in the future to enhance the 2.7 dashboard (even more widgets, etc.).
WordPress 2.5 introduces a widgetized dashboard, but unfortunately no manager for it to rearrange and remove widgets. This plugin fills that need by creating a new admin page very similiar to the new sidebar widget manager.
Additionally, it makes it so that widget options as well as the order is stored on a per-user basis. This is great for those multi-user blogs.
Most widgets will show up with a double title on this plugin’s management page. This is a WordPress bug, one I can’t work around. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t affect your actual dashboard.
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Perfect looking forward to it and thanks for all the hard work
Really looking forward to the next version! 🙂
I just committed v1.3.0. Let me know if I missed any bugs. 🙂
Downloaded it and its working great – I wanted to know
1)Is there a list of all ‘dashboard’ widgets available anywhere?
2)Is is possible to customise the ‘Right Now’ section so that basically if a contributor logs in all they can see is ‘Write a Post’ not the total number of posts and comments etc
Great work on the plugin
Whoops. Seems I accidentally deleted my own comment, so I’ll post it again.
saff on April 25th, 2008 at 2:26 AM wrote:
saff on April 25th, 2008 at 2:26 AM wrote:
No, it’s hardcoded. It won’t show private data to people who shouldn’t be able to see it though.
Just installed the updated version, with the new “Text” widgets built in.
Is there a way to change the title on the “text” widgets to something else?
Mike on April 26th, 2008 at 8:44 AM wrote:
It’s only one text widget (for now) and you set the title just like any other dashboard widget — by clicking on “Edit” on the dashboard.
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Will this plugin work with WPMU (latest version 1.5)?
Scot on May 15th, 2008 at 4:36 PM wrote:
Honestly, I have no clue, but my guess is it will. You’ll have to try it and see.
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First thanks for this great plugin! Very useful! I got a question to the rss widget of wordpress development blog. It´s possible to edit the feed url to a custom one. I changed it as admin, edited the title of the little box, and make it the default dashboard for all other users. In my admin dashboard the new rss feed works fine. So far so good. Then i logged off and logged in as an author, but the rss widget still showing up the wordpress development news. It seems that the settings for this widget (that i edited as admin) are not saved for all users. Is that right, or maybe an error?
@michael: Try creating a new user. I think you’ll find it only works for new accounts.
Hm… Seems to be working. Good to know. Thanks!
Yes, the default profile only works for users who have never edited their dashboard. If they have, their preferences override the defaults.
If you uncheck the box which enables the hack for non-admins to edit their dashboard, then they won’t be able to edit it and will be forced to use the default.
Would you be able to add multiple instances of specific plugins through the management screen in a future release? I’d like to have more RSS widgets on my dashboard.
Really fantastic plugin!
dave on June 5th, 2008 at 12:49 PM wrote:
Yeah, I plan to, but I’m still having trouble porting over the code from the default widgets page. It’s fairly complex and I’m honestly having trouble grappling how it works. That and I’ve been really busy lately with other projects. :/
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The Widget Manager plugin dont work with 2.6 (at least, with my two 2.6 blogs)
You can see an sshot here
My fault? Plugins fault? or maybe Matt’s fault (as usually 😉
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Rick on July 15th, 2008 at 9:04 AM wrote:
It’s not just you. I hadn’t noticed the trouble.
I’ll update as soon as I have a chance.
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I’m running the plugin Sidebar Module – Reloaded which is a rework of the original Sidebar Module plugin by Nybble. I believe it is far superior to the current (2.6) WordPress widget system. It also allows unlimited text widgets, php widgets, etc. SBM Reloaded works with 2.6, but it disables the admin dashboard, resulting in this error message: Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_register_sidebar_widget() in …/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php on line 34.
You can go directly to other admin pages, and all works fine, so you have to avoid the dashboard main page altogether and bookmark wp-admin/edit.php or another interior page.
I’d really like to get some help with this plugin and possibly resurrect SBM. Thoughts? Ideas?
Jeff on July 29th, 2008 at 1:43 PM wrote:
My plugin uses the default widget API. If you wish to use a different widget method, then you’ll have to disable my plugin.
Getting my plugin to work with a different API would require recoding the plugin from scratch, something I’m not really willing to do. Sorry.
Well that was retardedly easy to fix. It was just a missing stylesheet. If I had known it was just a simple fix I would done it weeks ago… *sigh*
Seems to not work with the RSS feed from my blog when adding the RSS widget.
It applied the correct url in the settings, but just continued to show “Loading…”.
When I added it as a subscriber, it did the same thing. When I tried to edit it, I get a pink colored error that the widget wasn’t understood, so it was shutdown.
I hadn’t done anything.
Anyway, other than the RSS feed not playing nice, I really like this modification.
Great work, sir.
I think it’s some issue with WordPress. It’s supposed to say “Loading…” and then put the feed contents in via AJAX. Happens to me with the default RSS widgets sometimes too (WordPress Planet + Dev blog). Dunno what’s up.
This plugin is kinda mothballed though as there are possible plans to make the dashboard editable out of the box starting with WordPress 2.7.
I’m having an issue with the RSS widget, too: I can’t add the URL anywhere. The widget is there, but when I click “Edit,” the only option is “Remove.”
Stephanie Leary on August 5th, 2008 at 2:16 PM wrote:
Edit your widgets via the dashboard, not the configuration page. 😉
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It’d be nice if one could add multiple instances of the “text” block. I’m writing a guide for my users and I’d to be able to use both sides of the page. (:
Paul on September 8th, 2008 at 6:30 AM wrote:
Yeah, I could never end up getting multi-instance widgets to work properly. This plugin is essentially dead anyway as WordPress 2.7 will feature a user editable dashboard hopefully.
works on wpmu 2.6.1, just put it into mu-plugins.
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I used it on wordpress 2.6.2. on a .com domain and it worked great. We moved the site to .org and I can’t get it to work with the sites feed. I added the feed from the .com site and it worked but won’t with the .org.
I can’t figure it out. It is a really cool plugin though. Just wish I could get it to work with my .org site so users can see from there dashboard the 20 latest post when they are logged in.
Weird, the URL shouldn’t matter.
Hi. I was wondering if there would ever be any functionality to duplicate widgets? For example, having two RSS widgets pull from two different feeds?
This plugin has been discontinued as WordPress 2.7 will feature a fully widgetized dashboard.
so, in the new wordpress (2.7) this feature is default?
(my problem is the same like Tony: i wanna put more rss feed to the dashboard, for the users)
btw, thank you for this plugin, i love it! 😉
Yes, this plugin is no longer needed. I will however probably be releasing plugins in the future for 2.7 to add even more widgets (like more RSS feeds, etc.).
thank you for the answer, i wait for the new wordpress 🙂
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