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Remove the dashboard widget (9 posts)

  1. Lee Rickler
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Much respect but how can I remove the dashboard widget?

    Firstly it's unsightly and secondly my clients don't care about your latest news!

    I understand I can uncheck the screen options but I want to clear it for everyone.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/websitedefender-wordpress-security/

  2. WebsiteDefender
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi bigbadboy,

    Thank you for showing interest in our plugin. The only way to remove the dashboard widget is to uncheck it manually from the admin interface.

    I don't know what type of clients you have, but most of the blog content we have is about generic web security for blogs and WordPress sites and it is not technical. I presume it will be of interest to your clients, especially if they host their own website.

    Do not hesitate to contact us in case of further queries.

  3. Lee Rickler
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I understand but it is presumptuous of you to impose your panel on people.
    A simple display our news feed yes/ no checkbox would suffice.

    It's simple things like this that put people (well ... me anyway) off of using products and, therefore obtaining paid versions.

  4. WebsiteDefender
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi bigbadboy,

    We are not imposing our panel on anyone. Like with all other plugins, such panels can be removed from the user dashboard from the screen options. Therefore there is still the option to remove it.

  5. Zoinks! Graphics
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi WebsiteDefender, I tend to agree with bigbadboy in this. While the display toggle is certainly an option, the default is on when your plugin is installed. Not only is it unwieldy to go in and toggle the display off for blogs with a large number of users, but the user can still go in and turn it back on, then get confused. Seriously, it happens! So an overall admin option to turn on or off your news feed would be an excellent addition.

    Short of that, bigbadboy, you can manually remove the news feed for all by adding the following lines of code to your functions.php file...

    add_action('admin_init','remove_dashboard_widgets');
    
    function remove_dashboard_widgets()
    	{ remove_meta_box('acx_plugin_dashboard_widget','dashboard','normal'); }

    You're welcome!

  6. WebsiteDefender
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    hi all,

    We are going to make it easier to remove the WebsiteDefender Widget from the dashboard. We will have a standard "X" button so the user can remove it anytime he wants without the need to go, or know about the WordPress screen options :)

    Thank you for your feedback and keep it coming.

  7. Lee Rickler
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And that's the very reason why people use your products - responsive customer services!

    2 thumbs up!

  8. Zoinks! Graphics
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey WebsiteDefender, thanks for listening! Just want to clarify what's meant by "so the user can remove it anytime he wants"... By "the user" do you mean the site admin, ie. installers like bigbadboy and I? If not, will there be an overall option for the site admin to turn on/off the news feed for all other user levels? Otherwise, the admin_init solution I outlined above remains the best solution for my needs.

  9. WebsiteDefender
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    What we implemented was an "X" button on the widget itself (i.e. a standard icon for all windows type software) and also an option in the plugin settings itself, so the user has two options. We made it like this so even if a user does not know about the "Screen Options", he can still turn it off without asking around. As regards the admin_init solution, it will take us a little longer to implement. We will definitely do it in the future. CAn you please drop us a note on http://ideas.websitedefender.com?

    Thanks again for the feedback.

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