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Plugin Announce: WP-Dash 1.0 (58 posts)

  1. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am now officially releasing WP-Dash to the public. WP-Dash is a dashboard replacement plugin for WordPress. It allows for drag and drop widgets and creation of 3rd-party widgets, so it can be as flexable and feature filled as you like. For screenshots, more information, documentation, and the download, visit http://somethingunpredictable.com/wp-dash/

    Comments are welcome and highly appreciated. Developers are urged to make their own widgets and link to them on the wiki. Enjoy!

  2. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Masquerade, this is wicked cool! I installed without a problem. The RSS aggregator makes it much more handy. Now, to make a dancing hula girl widget...

  3. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Jalenack

    I just uploaded a new version, that fixes a few minor bugs. Widgets now gain focus when clicked and the RSS aggregator doesn't flip out on a bad feed.

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, masquerade! Lovin' it still.... one of the best plugins I've run across yet.

  5. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    By popular request, I made a quick Notes/Reminders widget that's now also included, so download the updated packages and enjoy!

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OH COOL! You are a treasure! Whatta guy....

    [Edit: downloaded both distro files, but can't see the Notes widget when uncompressed?]

  7. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry, I forgot to upload the new archives. Fixed.

  8. jpepper
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just wanted to cross reference my post b/c WP-Dash is mentioned...

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/40367

    Is a widget like this possible??

  9. eragle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Easily the best plugin (IMO) made for wordpress so far...works like a dream.

  10. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WordPress Version Check now comes with a Dashboard widget. http://blog.ftwr.co.uk/archives/2005/07/27/wordpress-version-check-v090/

    Second third party widget built, keep them coming :D (The list of available Widgets is always at http://somethingunpredictable.com/dash-wiki/index.php/Widgets )

  11. bk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Great plugin!

  12. monkeypup
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This plugin is so freakin' sweet it should be illegal.

  13. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Whoa. The Version Check widget is great! Thanks for the update - I was using version check 0.80, have now got the widgetized 0.90, this is SOOOO cool!

  14. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I found out what you mean with slashes, so the notes widget has been updated to fix that trouble. (This is what I get for rushing through things)

  15. eragle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay first potential problem. I have 6 feeds on my dashboard right now and when I logged in a moment ago two of them had reset back to the wordpress blog feed.

  16. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Care to post what the feeds are (or email the URIs if you don't want to post them. bobby@somethingunpredictable.com). My guess is that the feeds errored out in some way, so they were replaced.

  17. Wow, this thing is so f'ing cool. Definetly one of my favorite plugins now. :D

  18. eveums
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm looking forward to trying this one out!

  19. Woo, already wrote my first widget for this plugin!

    I missed not having a list of recent comments, so I wrote a widget to display the last 10.

    Screenshot and a download link are here. :)

    (That page is still a work in progress.)

  20. eragle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Care to post what the feeds are (or email the URIs if you don't want to post them. bobby@somethingunpredictable.com). My guess is that the feeds errored out in some way, so they were replaced."

    The feeds that reset are Powerline and Instapundit, both high traffic blogs so maybe they timed out?

    Other MT feeds that I have worked okay so I don't think it was a MovableType problem.

    I'm betting on them being timed out, but you're the script writer so you prolly know more than me about it. In any event everything was still kosher this morning.

    This truly is an awesome plugin.

  21. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    eragle, I can't seem to reproduce the problem, so for now I'm going to hope that the feeds were down at that moment (but I'll still keep my eyes open for a ghost bug)

    Viper, its great to see some more 3rd party widgets developed. The more widgets we get, the more popular the plugin itself will become because of the range of features.

  22. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Aha, I take that back, it happened to me a few minutes ago. I just uploaded a new version that will hopefully fix the problem until I can look into some of the activate/deactivate hooks more.

  23. eragle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What files do I need to replace for the fix?

  24. eragle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Any widget writers out there make a "linked to" plugin? That's really the only thing I miss about the old dashboard, seeing where someone has linked to my blog.

  25. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The fix was only dashboard-rss.php

    For the linked to, you can syndicate the feed by technorati, which is actually all the dashboard does to. Open a new RSS widget, and use http://feeds.technorati.com/cosmos/rss/?url=http://somethingunpredictable.com/&partner=wordpress

    except replace http://somethingunpredictable.com/ with your blog address.

  26. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Viper, you read my mind. I came specifically to ask for such a widget, and lo & behold you've already done one! Thanks, going to grab it now....

  27. Haha, glad to share! :)

    Oh, and just thought I'd let everyone know that I'm also working on a weather widget. It'll be a part of the WP plugin WeatherIcon.

  28. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    *rubs hands in glee* My my my my my - best plugin and extras EVER! I love my spamkillers too, but THIS one is SPECIAL!!

    One thing I'd like to see with the Version Check plugin would be to have it check to see if wp-dash is installed and if so, is the Version Check widget installed and running, and if so, then NOT display the normal line in the header....

  29. ^^ +1

  30. Splitting discussion of my WeatherIcon widget off into it's own thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/40551

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