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Custom Dashboard Widget


This is a simple WordPress plugin that I wrote which will enable you to add a widget to your admin dashboard and display any custom HTML content you provide it. I like to put my phpMyAdmin and Webmail links here for easy access. The plugin is designed to be extremely simple to use.


  • An example of how it looks on the dashboard
  • This is a preview of the options page


  1. Upload custom_dashboard_widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How can I edit the content?

Look for the Custom Dashboard Widget Options in the ‘Settings’ menu or hover over the title of the Custom Widget box and click ‘configure’

Who can edit the content?

Only admins can edit the content. (‘level 10’)

How can I get support?

Contact the developer at his website. Please include the name of the plugin in your subject.


Great Plugin

Even after not being updated for over 2 years, this plugin still works great! I have been using it for my clients since it's release. Makes it easy for me to put quick shortcut links on the dashboard so the client's office personnel can easily add new posts, products, etc with one click. Works great with duplicate post!
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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Dashboard Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release