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Custom Dashboard Help Widget

Add a custom widget to the dashboard to display announcements, help or other information users will see at login.

v3.0 (2/15/14)

  • Updated the plugin admin and help classes so even less code is loaded for users who can't manage the plugin
  • Removed code needed to keep the plugin compatible with WP versions prior to 3.3
  • Added function add_custom_meta_links() and disabled function custom_activate_plugin()
  • The plugin now creates a list of dashboard widgets which can be disabled, based on which version of WordPress is running (premium version only)
  • Tested under WordPress 3.8.2.

v2.3 (10/11/12)

  • Minor code changes.
  • Tested under WordPress 3.4.2.

v2.2 (1/22/12)

  • Tested under WordPress 3.3.1

v2.1 (12/5/11)

  • Rewrote as a class, extending shared admin and options classes.
  • If Markdown Converter Plus is in the plugins directory (whether or not it is active), the readme file uses it to format and display the file.
  • Created a premium version with additional options to restrict access, style the widget, override user settings to make the widget always visible in the upper left of the dashboard, and selectively disable other dashboard widgets.

v2.0 (9/23/11)

  • No longer just an 'example' demonstrating how to add a widget to the dashboard.
  • Added function to retrieve content from Version 1.
  • Added on-screen content editing through an options page. Content is now saved to the options table in the WordPress database.

v1.0 (5/7/10)

  • Initial release. Really just an example of how to use existing WP functions to add a widget to the dashboard.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.16
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 3,000+


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