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Advanced Drafts & Reviews Dashboard Widget


The Widget shows a list of drafts and/or of pending reviews by selection from posts and pages (you can deselect pages if you don’t need).
In the configuration part of the widget you can set, how many pending entrys you would like to display, display or hide the date or author information. Role of author is showing hover authors name.
Also it is possible to change listing by date, id or author by selecting asc/desc.

Shows Status and Typ (Post, Page) and Excerpt for Post and Page, if no excerpt, use few words from content. All full settings changeable.
If you hover the date/time of Post creating, you will see last changing date/time.
By entering ID of Post/Pages, this content will not be shown.

The Configuration is reachable by hover right top the widget title (beside the V for closing the widget)
This Plugin is based on “Pendig Reviews Dashboard Widget” (c) 2008-2009 by Stefan Brandt


  • custom dashboard widget view (hover shows last modified)
  • configuration options


Updgrading From A Previous Version

To upgrade from a previous version of this plugin, delete the entire folder and files from the previous version of the plugin and then follow the installation instructions below.
Or just use the ‘Automatic upgrade’ feature from WordPress.

Installing The Plugin

Extract all files from the ZIP file, making sure to keep the file structure intact, and then upload it to /wp-content/plugins/ or using uplouad-function from your WP.
Then just visit your admin area and activate the plugin.

Using The Plugin

The new widget will show up automatically on your dashboard. Click Configure on the widget to set up the list entrys.


Why should i use this instead of other Widgets?

This widget dismiss any rule of userroles in WP. This means: drafts are normaly shown only for author of the draft. Pending revisions only shown for user with right “editor”. With this widget you will show drafts as well to other users even show pages in Dashboard. And many mor, try and find out.

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If you change code for me?

Yes, i would do this, if i will have experience to do this 😉
Please ask.

Does this plugin support other languages?

Yes, it does. See the WordPress Codex for details on how to make a translation file.
In furter versions some languages included (german, spanish).


EXACTLY what I wanted

After searching through the plugin directory (no easy task), I came across this one. Even though it said untested with my version (4.2.5) I decided to try it.

It works beautifully.

Now, if only there was a way to get the author to run though the code and touch the ‘last updated’ date from (18-Nov-2013).

Read all 2 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Advanced Drafts & Reviews Dashboard Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Version 0.9.8

    • Bugfix: if user has more than one role, name displayed mor times. Now: Hover displays more roles, if any
    • Bugfix: some letters in config screen
  • Version 0.9.8

    • New: exclude Post/Pages by ID
    • New: show role of user by hover the name
  • Version 0.9.7

    • Bugfix: Page not shown by selected (shown by not selected)
    • Bugfix: some Code fixed
    • New: Show Status and Typ (Post, Page)
    • New: Show last changing date/time hover the displayed date/time of creating post/page
    • New: Excerpt for Post and Page, if no excerpt, use few words from content. All full settings changeable
  • Version 0.9.3

    • Initial public release.