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Custom Dashboard Help Widget

Add a custom widget to the dashboard to display announcements, help or other information users will see at login.

Important! If you have Version 1.0 installed, use one of the alternate installation methods.

  1. Download custom-dashboard-help.zip and unzip the file.
  2. Upload the custom-dashboard-help folder to your plugins directory.
  3. Go to the plugin management page of your site and activate the new plugin.
  4. Use the "Settings" link to add the widget title and content and set any other options.
  5. Save your options, then go to the dashboard to see how the widget looks. If your custom content includes links, test the links.

Upgrading from Version 1.0

  1. Open the original custom-dashboard-help.php file through the plugin editor. Copy and paste it to a text file and save it.
  2. Follow the Installation instructions steps 1-3 above.
  3. Copy and paste the old title from your saved text file into the plugin title field. Switch the editor from Visual to HTML and do the same thing with the old content. Set any other options.
  4. Save your options, then go to the dashboard to see how the widget looks. If your custom content includes links, test the links.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-2-24
Downloads: 5,529

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