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  1. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I am not sure what you call it here, I have looked but cant find anything in the plugins or widgets that comes close.

    I'm looking for a message board or something similar that is added to my dashboard that both admin and members can post to for updates and problems on the blog. Is there such a thing?

  2. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can anybody help with this please, I really need something as a noticeboard for my members, thank you.

  3. mtsandeep
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can use Jalenack's ajax shoutbox for this purpose.
    see the ajax shoutbox's link.
    install that plugin and put the shoutbox as a widget inside the dashboard using the widgetized dashboard plugin.

  4. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi thank you for your reply. I did try installing those but they wouldnt work on my WP. I'm using WP 2.7 beta 3, and when I installed ftp'd the shoutbox, it wouldnt show up in my Plugin area, and when I ftp'd the widgetized dashboard, nothing showed in the dashboard itself or the widget section.

    Do you know if they work with the version of WP that I have?

  5. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does anybody have any other options for the initial question I have, I would really like to get some form of message board for my Dashboard.

  6. mtsandeep
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You should have got a new widget area name "wordpress dashboard" under the widgets tab. as in the case of widget in your themes.

  7. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It didnt appear, it just had Widgets in it. It also said that the compatibility/tested up to WP 2.5, and I'm using 2.7 beta 1. When its installed, when I try to click on the widgets already in my side bar, I get a box asking me if I want to navigate away from the page, and I click yes, and nothing happens it just comes back to the widget page. I am using Journalized Theme, so maybe its not compatible?

  8. joshcook
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm about to create another plug-in "Dashboard Messages" which I guess makes it the second in the my Dashboard plug-in series.

    Can you all offer some suggestions of the features you would like.

  9. prufrock1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hey joshcook- any updates on the plugin? I'm quite interested as well.

  10. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi joshcook, I would like a feature that allows for members to leave messges on the dashboard, for admin as in possible problems with the site.

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