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Dashboard Notes

Description

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Dashboard Notes lets you create super simple notes and instructions for your clients within the WordPress dashboard. Choose the color of the notification, whether or not to include a logo, and exactly what pages to include the notification on (uses simple URL matching).

Usage

  1. Install the Dashboard Notes.
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets where you will see a new “Dashboard Notes” sidebar.
  3. To create a note, simply drag a new widget into the sidebar and give it some content (we typically use a text/HTML widget).
  4. Once you’ve added content to the widget, click save, and the Dashboard Notes settings for this widget will appear.
  5. Adjust the settings to meet your needs, and click save when you’re done.
  6. Refresh, or navigate to any page to see your new note in action.
  7. Use the plugin settings found via Settings > Dashboard Notes to choose which user roles can/can’t see the notices.

Credits

Special thanks to Kaspars Dambis for his work on Widget Context – much of this project is based on that code.

Screenshots

  • Dashboard Notes adds a new widget area which can be used to add new notes.
  • Each widget in the Dashboard Notes widget area has a number of settings you can use to customize how and where the note appears (note: you must initially save the widget once for these settings to appear).
  • The final product! Add as many notes as you like.

Installation

  1. Install the Dashboard Notes.
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets where you will see a new “Dashboard Notes” sidebar.
  3. To create a note, simply drag a new widget into the sidebar and give it some content (we typically use a text/HTML widget).
  4. Once you’ve added content to the widget, click save, and the Dashboard Notes settings for this widget will appear.
  5. Adjust the settings to meet your needs, and click save again.
  6. Navigate to any page to see your new note in action.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install the Dashboard Notes.
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets where you will see a new “Dashboard Notes” sidebar.
  3. To create a note, simply drag a new widget into the sidebar and give it some content (we typically use a text/HTML widget).
  4. Once you’ve added content to the widget, click save, and the Dashboard Notes settings for this widget will appear.
  5. Adjust the settings to meet your needs, and click save again.
  6. Navigate to any page to see your new note in action.

Reviews

Perfect solution

I am running 4 different sites all with WP. And trying to know which site I am logged into easily was becoming tricky. This plugin let me put a banner at the top of the dashboard with the site logo so I can easily glance and see what site I am in and working on. Love this!

awesome, working great

No issues so far.

If ya want them to show up ONLY on your dashboard, select Show Only On Selected URLs and then put in ‘/index.php’ without quotes.

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

1.0.3

  • Add plugin setting to choose which roles can and can’t see the dashboard notes.
  • Added .pot file for translation.

1.0.2

  • Added isset() to ‘include-logo’ option conditional to fix warning message

1.0.1

  • Removed extraneous header info causing install error

1.0.0

  • First release!