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Dashboard Site Notes

Add notes as admin notices in contextual help tabs, as well as compile them into an instruction manual.


  • bugfix: fixed plugin upgrade script that caused site to grind to a halt


  • feature: ability to add notes to the contextual help tab
  • feature: shortcode 'sitenote' or can be renamed with define('DSN_SHORTCODE','yourshortcode');
  • feature: 'attachment' type now works on WP Media pages
  • feature: 'revision' type now works on WP revision page
  • feature: restructured so that plugin memory/cpu footprint on non-admin pages now extremely tiny
  • change: 'exclude from instructions' has been replaced with a new instruction manual location. existing notes updated on upgrade.
  • change: since contextual help tab is now a possible place to put notes, 'admin notice' has been added as a location instead of being assumed by default. existing notes updated on upgrade.
  • change: reorganized the add/edit site notes layout again since concepts keep changing. Sorry!
  • change: added some styles to attempt to standardize margin/padding notes when mixing plain text and html notes wrapped with paragraph tags
  • bugfix: notes now correctly display on basic 'post' content type
  • bugfix: on plugin upgrade, any useless meta fields that were accidentally created in some older versions are deleted


  • added Italian (Italiano) and Dutch (Nederlands) translations
  • fixed some localization bugs
  • added jquery dependency to enqueue_script and moved it to admin_enqueue_scripts


  • added constant for allowing normal admins to edit config on multisite
  • added constant for disabling all changes by anyone and hiding all our admin pages
  • css changes to make everything prettier and hopefully more usable
  • added config option for choosing which roles can create notes
  • added note option for hiding the title
  • added config option for enabling application of content filters on notes
  • added config option for enabling use of excerpts
  • added config option for title of dashboard widget and instruction manual
  • added config option for grouping notes
  • added options page
  • notes now sorted by 'menu_order' ascending, then by 'post_title' ascending


  • fixed bug that was adding extra meta fields to wrong content types


  • added instruction manual

  • fixed fatal error bug and display bug
  • fixed incorrect screenshots


  • added translation support and English .pot file
  • added donate links
  • hierarchy now takes effect on notes on dashboard
  • if excerpt is available, use that in notices/dashboard, with full text appearing only in manual
  • major optimization by changing note querying method and removing other stupidity
  • stored 'everywhere' checkboxes server-side so they work without javascript enabled
  • added GPLv3 license document
  • improved auto ("everywhere") checkbox functionality


  • notes can be set to display only for certain user roles


  • added post type notes by action
  • added dashboard notes

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2012-6-8
Downloads: 16,782


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