Video Dashboard


Video Dashboard allows you to quickly and easily embed YouTube videos in the dashboard of your WordPress site. A settings area allows you to specify up to 50 YouTube video IDs or URLs that you would like to show up in the backend of your website. You can then choose the minimum role that is able to see it in their dashboard. If you only want Administrators to see them, you can do that!

Possible future upgrades will include Vimeo embedding, more precise role control, and more robust video embedding options.


  • The plugin in action. Videos are embedded directly into the dashboard screen.
  • The admin screen for Video Dashboard. Options include the ability to select the number of videos that will be displayed and which roles will have the ability to see the videos in the dashboard.


  1. Extra the contents of the .zip file and upload video-dashboard to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add some videos to the dashboard by going to Settings -> Video Dashboard and following the instructions there


What Video formats are supported?

Right now Video Dashboard only supports YouTube videos, but we are working to support Vimeo as well.


Great and easy tool

I’ve been working now a while with this plugin to offer a better service to my clients. With small youtube tutorials, suited to their needs, I can give a much higher support quality and connect with my customers way better as a freelancer 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fixed PHP notices for video URLs upon plugin initialization
  • Fixed a bug where blank video URLs would display as broken videos
  • Tested and found working with WordPress 4.5.3