WordPress 2.5 introduces a widgetized dashboard, but unfortunately no manager for it to rearrange and remove widgets. This plugin fills that need by creating a new admin page very similiar to the new sidebar widget manager.
It also makes it so that both widget order and widget options are stored on a per-user basis rather than everyone sharing a common configuration. Great for those multi-user blogs.
Via this plugin’s settings page, you can also choose a default dashboard for users without a customized dashboard of their own and disable non-admins from customizing their dashboard effectively forcing all non-admins to see the dashboard of your choosing.
- Does this plugin support other languages?
Yes, it does. See the WordPress Codex for details on how to make a translation file. Then just place the translation file, named
dashwidman-[value in wp-config].mo, into the plugin’s folder.
- I love your plugin! Can I donate to you?
Sure! I do this in my free time and I appreciate all donations that I get. It makes me want to continue to update this plugin. You can find more details on my donate page.
- Add compatiblity for WordPress 2.6.x by loading the widgets stylesheet. Sorry it took so long.
- Options page for setting defaults and permissions.
- Allow non-admins to rearrage their dashboard as well as edit the widgets on their dashboard. Widget authors: see plugin source for details on making your widget editable by non-admins.
- Custom text and RSS widgets until I get multi-instance widgets working (i.e. the default text and RSS widgets).
- Added widget descriptions.
- Lots of internal improvements.
- I screwed up on the per-user widget order. When one user saved, it’d erase the other users’ orders.
- Fixed bug that didn’t allow for no widgets to be displayed on the dashboard. Thanks to Kimmono for pointing this out.
- Store dashboard widgets options on a per-user basis. Now you and all of your fellow administrators can have seperate widget options. Non-administrators will see the configuration of the last person to update. This how WordPress does it on it’s own and I couldn’t think of a better solution.
- Store dashboard widgets order on a per-user basis.
- Make the sidebar widget count on the dashboard accurate (it was combining the sidebar and dashboard widget counts). Thanks to Bob for pointing this out.
- Missed translation string.
- Accidental version bump when commiting a minor POST detection code improvement.
- Initial release.