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Dashboard Widget Sidebar

Description

Enable regulare widgets to be used as Dashboard Widgets in admin.

This plugin adds a new widget area to the Appearance -> Widgets section in WordPress admin, from where you can add regulare widgets to the WordPress admin dashboard.

Donations

Screenshots

  • The new widget area in the Appearance -> Widgets section
  • Shows that it is a regulare widget that is being added
  • Admin Dashboard - the widget has been added as a dashboard widget
  • Widget settings, which controls the placement of the widget on the dashboard

Installation

  1. Upload the /dashboard-widget-sidebar folder to /plugins
  2. Activate plugin
  3. Add widgets to the new widget area in the Appearance -> Widgets section

FAQ

No FAQ yet! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me using the support tab.

Reviews

Great

I did not know something like this was possible.

Will stop adding dashboard widgets via custom code. Not that it is difficult, but not easy to keep track of all code, where, how, and why.

Simply smart

Great, simple and extremely useful plugin for sites dealing with subscribers! Many thanks for your work and I really hope you’ll keep updating this little gem..

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.3

[Fixed] Bug “Undefined index” (Thanks to Musiphilos for reporting it)

1.2.2

[Fixed] Bug “Causes CF7 Generate Tags to Fail” (Thanks to theatereleven for reporting it)

1.2.1

[Fixed] Bug “Invalid argument supplied for foreach()” (Thanks to Paul Shryock for reporting it)

1.2.0

[Added] Contact Form 7 integration. Can be inserted using the shortcode in a text widget.

1.1.2

[Fixed] Settings was not saved with WordPress version 3.8

1.1.1

[Added] Support for WordPress 3.8

[Changed] Naming of ID attributes for HTML of the Dashboard Widgets

[Fixed] When changes are made, they are automatically saved. However, if you clicked on the “Save” button afterwards, the options would show the previous settings.

1.1.0

[Added] “Context” and “Priority” settings added to the widgets, which gives you more control over how the widgets are shown on the dashboard.

[Fixed] If you placed more of the same widget type, then the titles would be the same (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/widget-titles-2). Thanks to Nick (nikmav) for the fix of this bug.

1.0.2

[Updated] Uploaded screenshots

1.0.1

[Updated] Did some changes in the readme.txt file

1.0.0

[Added] First version.