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Widgetized Dashboard


Add/Edit/Remove Admin Widgets
Yep, straight from the Design > Widgets area – just like you do with your sidebar widgets!

FAQ, Support, Screenshots, Help
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  1. Upload the ‘widgetizeddashboard.php’ file to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate it
  3. Go to Design > Widgets and choose the “WordPress Dashboard” sidebar option from the drop down
  4. Add widgets to your heart’s content!

Note: When you select “WordPress Dashboard” 4 new widgets will show up at the bottom of the widget list, all starting with “Dashboard: “

3 are the same admin widgets that come with WP – Recent Comments, Incoming Links, and Plugins.

The fourth, RSS, is a modified version of the sidebar RSS widget – it does the same thing, but includes some new options, like height, width, and a drop down that includes some popular RSS feeds from blogs about WordPress.

Contributors & Developers

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