WP Dashboard Notes

Description

Working with multiple persons on a website? Want to make notes? You can do just that with WP Dashboard Notes. Create beautiful notes with a nice user experience.

Features:

  • Colored notes
  • List notes or regular notes
  • Public or private notes
  • Edit on dashboard
  • Add as many notes as you like
  • Drag & drop list items
  • No save button needed!

Feature requests, ratings and donations are welcome and appreciated!

Screenshots

  • WordPress dashboard example
  • Add note button
  • Normal white note

Installation

  1. Upload the folder wp-dashboard-notes to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Add your first note via the ‘Add note’ button by clicking on the ‘Add note’ button in the top admin bar on your admin dashboard.

FAQ

How can I add a new note?

A new note can be added in two ways.

  • There is a ‘Add note’ button is located in the top admin bar
  • Or you can add a new note from within an existing note. When hovering over a note there will show an black bar at the bottom of that note. There is an ‘+’ within that bar where you can add a new note.

Can I change the colors

You could change the colors by overriding the style from another stylesheet. If you need help with this, ask in the support forums.

How can I add my own colors?

Add the following code to your functions.php, you can change the values of course to your own colors.

Required:

add_filter( 'wpdn_colors', 'wpdn_add_purple' );
function wpdn_add_purple( $colors ) {

    $colors['purple'] = '#5236A0';

    return $colors;

}

Optional:
You can add the following code for extra styling (e.g. light text instead of dark)

add_action( 'admin_head', 'wpdn_add_style' );
function wpdn_add_style() {

    ?><style>

        /****************************
         * purple
        ****************************/
        [data-color-text=purple] {
            color: white;
        }
        [data-color-text=purple] .wpdn-note-sortable {
            color: inherit;
        }
        [data-color-text=purple] .wpdn-add-item {
            color: inherit;
        }
        [data-color-text=purple] .wp-dashboard-note .list-item {
            border-color: inherit;
        }

        [data-color-text=purple] .list-item input[type=checkbox] {
            border: 1px solid white !important;
        }

        [data-color-text=purple] .list-item input[type=checkbox]:checked ~ span {
            color: white;
        }
        /* Unused for now */
        [data-color-text=purple] [id^=note] .handlediv {
            color: inherit;
        }
        /* Add list item input colors */
        [data-color-text=purple] input[type=text].add-list-item {
            border-color: white;
            color: inherit;
            background: inherit;
        }
        /* Placeholder text color */
        [data-color-text=purple] input[type=text].add-list-item::-webkit-input-placeholder {
           color: white;
        }
        [data-color-text=purple] input[type=text].add-list-item:-moz-placeholder {
           color: white;
        }
        [data-color-text=purple] input[type=text].add-list-item::-moz-placeholder {
           color: white;
        }
        [data-color-text=purple] input[type=text].add-list-item:-ms-input-placeholder {
           color: white;
        }
        /* Saved/saving text color */
        [data-color-text=purple] .saved-icon,
        [data-color-text=purple] .saving-icon {
            color: inherit;
        }
        /* Delete icon */
        [data-color-text=purple] .list-item .dashicons-no-alt {
            color: white;
        }
        /* Sort icon */
        [data-color-text=purple] .wpdn-note-sortable {
            color: white;
        }
    </style><?php

}

Reviews

November 13, 2020
I don't want to pan this plugin because it doesn't do something that it's not intended or advertised to do, but if you're looking for a plugin that will let you post dash notes across all of the sites in a multisite network, this is not what you're looking for. The repository page for this plugin uses the same header image as LH Dashboard Notes (which DOES work for multisite networks), which confused me; I thought maybe this was an updated version of that, but apparently not. Caveat administrator.
September 16, 2020
I use this little plugin so much. For temporary noting down site specfic things, to do list's for me or my colleague, reminders, instrucions for the webmaster and so on. No need for other or extra features, it is perfect the way it is. Thank you.
September 10, 2020
Using MainWP and thus been looking at one of my favorite plugins in the 'abandoned' list for quite some time and anxious if it was really been abandoned, I'm very happy about the update! I have it installed on all sites I manage and would have missed it infinitely.
September 9, 2020
Been using this for years w/o problems. It's easy and fast. Absolutely no problems with it across multiple websites. Thanks for a great plugin.
April 26, 2020
Thank you so much. It is the one and only plugin in the WordPress. I request you to please add an option to hide the delete button. Because I create long checklists but if in future, there are chances of me accidentally clicking on the delete button. It may ruin my hard work. I hope you understand.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“WP Dashboard Notes” has been translated into 14 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.0.10 – 05/09/2020

  • Fix – WP 5.5 compatibility
  • Improvement – Switch to Gulp

1.0.9 – 05/12/2017

  • Improvement – Make sure scripts are only loaded on the dashboard, not on any other page. Why wasn’t this included before?!

1.0.8.2 – 11/04/2016

  • Fix – Old existing list items not editable in rare cases

1.0.8.1 – 21/03/2016

  • Fix – Check in checkbox sometimes don’t save

1.0.8 – 10/03/2016

  • Improvement – Always show toolbar on mobile devices (credits to ClearPathDigital)
  • Fix – Check nonce + user capabilities for AJAX calls (credits to Paul Gibbs for noting)

1.0.7 – 11/12/2015

  • Fix/Improvement – Move ‘Add note’ button to the admin bar
  • Add – Full WP 4.4 compatibility
  • Improvement – Improve some JS

1.0.6 – 26/08/2015

  • Improvement – Optimize JavaScripts and stylesheets
  • Fix – Firefox users not able to use new regular note

1.0.5 – 24/01/2015

  • Improvement – Use singleton instead of global
  • Fix – Notice in the background when getting data
  • Fix – Delete not working when having double lined items
  • Fix – Bug in changing background colors
  • Fix – Prevent copying the text background color (or any other styles)
  • Add – Russian translation

1.0.4 – 19/10/2014

  • Fix – Notice on WP_DEBUG mode when creating new note
  • Fix – Wrong visibility icon when switching
  • Fix – Displaying colors on new notes/after switching
  • Improvement – Drag list items only vertically
  • Improvement – Move savig/saved icon to title bar

1.0.3 – 12/10/2014

  • Add – beta URLs are automatically clickable (after page refresh)
  • Improvement – Add filters to add your own colors
  • Improvement – Small improvements for coloring
  • Improvement – New icon for Personal visibility

1.0.2 – 29/08/2014

  • Fix – Safari compatibility issues

1.0.1 – 28/08/2014

  • Added ‚jquery-ui-sortable’ dependency
  • Fixed sub-menu not showing up
  • Add check at js update note function

1.0.0 – 18/08/2014

  • Initial release