Dashboard Widgets Suite

Description

1 Plugin. 9 Widgets. Awesome Dashboard.

Streamline your Admin Area by reducing the number of plugins required for widgets.

Dashboard Widgets Suite provides an entire set of awesome widgets that you can add to your WordPress Dashboard:

  • Control Panel – Control widgets directly from the Dashboard
  • User Notes – Add, edit, delete notes for any user role
  • Feed Box – Display and customize any RSS Feed
  • Social Box – Display social media links from Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • List Box – Display custom lists created via the Menu screen
  • Widget Box – Display any theme or WP widget (e.g., Search, Text)
  • System Info – Display basic or advanced system information
  • Debug Log – Display, customize, reset your WP debug log
  • PHP Error Log – Display, customize, reset your server error log

Each widget includes its own set of options for customizing display.

The notes widget is super awesome, designed for serious note takers 🙂

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Features

Dashboard Widgets Suite provides a slick set of useful Dashboard widgets with some great features:

  • Includes 9 awesome Dashboard widgets
  • Easy to set up and customize options
  • Squeaky clean, error-free code
  • Built with the WordPress API
  • Well-styled and elegant display
  • Born of simplicity, no frills
  • Lightweight, fast and flexible
  • Focused on performance, loads only enabled widgets
  • Enable/disable widgets via Dashboard or plugin settings
  • Option to restore 1-column display for the Dashboard
  • Shortcodes to display widgets on the frontend
  • Many options for customizing widget display

Check out the Screenshots for more details!

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Support development of this plugin

I develop and maintain this free plugin with love for the WordPress community. To show support, you can make a cash donation, bitcoin donation, or purchase one of my books:

And/or purchase one of my premium WordPress plugins:

  • BBQ Pro – Pro version of Block Bad Queries
  • Blackhole Pro – Pro version of Blackhole for Bad Bots
  • SES Pro – Super-simple & flexible email signup forms
  • USP Pro – Pro version of User Submitted Posts

Links, tweets and likes also appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

Screenshots

  • DWS Dashboard: All widgets enabled
  • DWS Settings: General Settings
  • DWS Settings: User Notes
  • DWS Settings: Feed Box
  • DWS Settings: Social Box
  • DWS Settings: List Box
  • DWS Settings: Widget Box
  • DWS Settings: System Info
  • DWS Settings: Debug Log
  • DWS Settings: Error Log

Installation

Installing Dashboard Widgets Suite

  1. Upload the plugin to your blog and activate
  2. Visit the settings and enable desired widgets
  3. Visit the WP Dashboard to use your new widgets

Tip: you can enable/disable widgets via the plugin settings or via the Control Panel widget on the Dashboard.

More info on installing WP plugins

Uninstalling

Dashboard Widgets Suite cleans up after itself. All plugin settings will be removed from your database when the plugin is uninstalled via the Plugins screen.

Restore Default Options

To restore default plugin options, either uninstall/reinstall the plugin or visit the General Settings > Restore default plugin options.

Shortcodes

DWS provides several shortcodes for displaying widgets on the frontend of your site. Here is a summary:

[dws_feed_box]   => Feed Box
[dws_social_box] => Social Box
[dws_user_notes] => User Notes

You can add these to any WP Post or Page to display the widget on the frontend. The same widget settings apply to both frontend and backend display.

Customizing

Dashboard Widgets Suite provides plenty of settings to customize your widgets. For advanced customization, developers can tap into the power of WordPress Action and Filter Hooks. Here is a complete list of the hooks provided by Dashboard Widgets Suite:

Action Hooks

dashboard_widgets_suite
dashboard_widgets_suite_control_panel

dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_frontend

dashboard_widgets_suite_list_box

dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error

dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_submit
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_frontend

dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box_frontend

dashboard_widgets_suite_system_info

dashboard_widgets_suite_widget_box


Filter Hooks

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_general
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_general

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_feed_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_feed_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_data
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_output
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_suffix
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_frontend_data

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_list_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_list_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_list_box_menu_name

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_log_debug
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_log_debug
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_clear
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_errors
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_level
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_path

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_log_error
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_log_error
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_clear
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_errors
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_level
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_path

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_notes_user
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_notes_user
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_add
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_delete
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_edit
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_form
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_get
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_example
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_message
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_style
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_frontend_data
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_frontend_view

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_social_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_social_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box_output
dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box_frontend_data

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_system_info
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_system_info

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_widget_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_widget_box

dashboard_widgets_suite_allowed_tags
dashboard_widgets_suite_editable_roles
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_date

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FAQ

Installation Instructions

Installing Dashboard Widgets Suite

  1. Upload the plugin to your blog and activate
  2. Visit the settings and enable desired widgets
  3. Visit the WP Dashboard to use your new widgets

Tip: you can enable/disable widgets via the plugin settings or via the Control Panel widget on the Dashboard.

More info on installing WP plugins

Uninstalling

Dashboard Widgets Suite cleans up after itself. All plugin settings will be removed from your database when the plugin is uninstalled via the Plugins screen.

Restore Default Options

To restore default plugin options, either uninstall/reinstall the plugin or visit the General Settings > Restore default plugin options.

Shortcodes

DWS provides several shortcodes for displaying widgets on the frontend of your site. Here is a summary:

[dws_feed_box]   => Feed Box
[dws_social_box] => Social Box
[dws_user_notes] => User Notes

You can add these to any WP Post or Page to display the widget on the frontend. The same widget settings apply to both frontend and backend display.

Customizing

Dashboard Widgets Suite provides plenty of settings to customize your widgets. For advanced customization, developers can tap into the power of WordPress Action and Filter Hooks. Here is a complete list of the hooks provided by Dashboard Widgets Suite:

Action Hooks

dashboard_widgets_suite
dashboard_widgets_suite_control_panel

dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_frontend

dashboard_widgets_suite_list_box

dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error

dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_submit
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_frontend

dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box_frontend

dashboard_widgets_suite_system_info

dashboard_widgets_suite_widget_box


Filter Hooks

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_general
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_general

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_feed_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_feed_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_data
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_output
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_suffix
dashboard_widgets_suite_feed_box_frontend_data

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_list_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_list_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_list_box_menu_name

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_log_debug
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_log_debug
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_clear
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_errors
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_level
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_debug_path

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_log_error
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_log_error
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_clear
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_errors
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_level
dashboard_widgets_suite_log_error_path

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_notes_user
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_notes_user
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_add
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_delete
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_edit
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_form
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_data_get
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_example
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_message
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_style
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_frontend_data
dashboard_widgets_suite_notes_user_frontend_view

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_social_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_social_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box_output
dashboard_widgets_suite_social_box_frontend_data

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_system_info
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_system_info

dashboard_widgets_suite_options_widget_box
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_options_widget_box

dashboard_widgets_suite_allowed_tags
dashboard_widgets_suite_editable_roles
dashboard_widgets_suite_get_date

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Reviews

Very adaptable plugin!

but please add a “link-button” in the Social area : )
and I noticed one small problem – There is no possiblity of enableing multible view roles (i.e. administrator and author)

Great but found a bug

Does what I need, but it doesn’t like to post more than one user note at a time. When I make a second one it sends me to an error page. Not a big deal I guess.

Great Plugin!

Excellent plugin, complete and easy to configure.
Many thanks to the developer!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.6 (2017/10/20)

  • Changes required user role settings to minimum user role
  • Hides settings shortcut link on Control Panel for non-admins
  • Updates some settings labels for accuracy
  • Fixes custom multiple dashboard columns
  • Adds Link option to the Social Box
  • Adds label to Email option in Social Box
  • Improves markup for Email option in Social Box
  • Cleans up some unused code/comments
  • Tests on WordPress 4.9

1.5 (2017/07/31)

  • Adds fallback for array_column() for PHP less than 5.5
  • Removes redundant function for SQL version info
  • Adds GPL license file
  • Tests on WordPress 4.9 (alpha)

1.4 (2017/03/24)

  • Fixes PHP Notice for undefined constant, COM
  • Adds Italian translation (thanks to Aldo Latino)
  • Fixed some missing/incorrect translation domains
  • Improves logic of IP-detection script
  • Replaces global $wp_version with get_bloginfo('version')
  • Fixed PHP warning with feed box excerpts
  • Tests on WordPress version 4.8

1.3 (2016/11/16)

  • Simplifies dashboard_widgets_suite_get_lines()
  • Adds class_exists to get_server_load_average()
  • Changes stable tag from trunk to latest version
  • Fine-tunes styles for dialog box on settings page
  • Fine-tunes styles for abbr element on settings page
  • Adds » to rate plugin link on Plugins screen
  • Adds strong tags to admin notices on settings page
  • Updates URL for rate this plugin links
  • Tests on WordPress version 4.7 (beta)

1.2 (2016/08/10)

  • Updates WP Admin Notices
  • Replaces _e() with esc_html_e() or esc_attr_e()
  • Replaces __() with esc_html__() or esc_attr__()
  • Renames text-domain from “dws” to “dashboard-widgets-suite”
  • Renames /lang/ directory to /languages/
  • Generates new languages template
  • Changes default role to Admin for Control Panel widget
  • Changes default role to Admin for User Notes
  • Fixes PHP Warning when restoring options
  • Fixes incorrect error count for Log Widgets
  • Adds a rate this plugin link
  • Tests on WordPress version 4.6

1.1 (2016/03/30)

  • Adds option to delete/reset all user notes
  • Fixes incorrect localization parameter
  • Changes default required role to administrator for debug and error logs
  • Fixes two “Undefined variable” PHP Notices in debug and error logs
  • Fixes PHP Warning with array_sum() function in System Info widget
  • Adds setting to display any widget area in the Widget Box (thanks Joan Boluda)
  • Adds setting to display any menu/list in the List Box Widget (thanks Joan Boluda)
  • Improves handling of debug and error logs
  • Improves functionality of System Info Widget
  • Added more security checks to System Info Widget
  • Tests on WordPress version 4.5 beta

1.0 (2016/03/17)

  • Initial release