Dashboard quick links widget

Description

This lightweight plugin allows user to create a Dashboard widget with frequently accessed wp-admin menu for quick access.

I originally develop this plugin after spending hours of time creating client/user documentation for every WordPress projects. Instead of writting step by step navigation documentation, I used this script to organize all necessary links on the single widget for non-technical users. As a developer, I also use this script myself to organize frequently accessed wp admin links for quick access.

If you have any feedback or queries please contact developer at hemthapa.com

Screenshots

  • Dashboard widget preview
  • plugin settings dialog

Installation

  1. Install the plugin from within the Dashboard or upload the directory dashboard-quick-link-widget and all of its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your website

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Configure the widget options and links on Settings->Dashboard links widget.

  4. Preview and confirm the dashboard widget.

  5. That’s all, Now user can simply click on the button in the dashboard widget to access the page.

FAQ

How to format the list of the links?

You need to put each link in separate line in following format
(fourth parameter, i.e. font awesome icon class is optional)

Link text | Button link | Button text | font-awesome icon class

For eg: Post new blog article | /wp-admin/post-new.php | Create new post | fa-cog

Reviews

Super handy!

Do you have a page that you edit on a regular occasion? Or maybe you are setting a site up for someone who can’t tell the difference between a page or a post and you need to make things easier for them?
This plugin makes it easy to add a quick link in the dashboard area.
Very easy to set up.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.2 – 17 Feb 2017

  • Fix: Scripts are enqueued, Fontawesome CDN updated
  • Minor usability improvements

1.1 – 29 Sep 2016

  • Added Font Awesome icon on widget links.

1.0 – 20 Sep 2016

  • Initial release.