Dashboard Notes

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Dashboard Notes lets you create super simple notes and instructions for your clients within the WordPress dashboard. Choose the color of the notification, whether or not to include a logo, and exactly what pages to include the notification on (uses simple URL matching).

Usage

  1. Install the Dashboard Notes.
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets where you will see a new “Dashboard Notes” sidebar.
  3. To create a note, simply drag a new widget into the sidebar and give it some content (we typically use a text/HTML widget).
  4. Once you’ve added content to the widget, click save, and the Dashboard Notes settings for this widget will appear.
  5. Adjust the settings to meet your needs, and click save when you’re done.
  6. Refresh, or navigate to any page to see your new note in action.
  7. Use the plugin settings found via Settings > Dashboard Notes to choose which user roles can/can’t see the notices.

Credits

Special thanks to Kaspars Dambis for his work on Widget Context – much of this project is based on that code.

Screenshots

  • Dashboard Notes adds a new widget area which can be used to add new notes.
  • Each widget in the Dashboard Notes widget area has a number of settings you can use to customize how and where the note appears (note: you must initially save the widget once for these settings to appear).
  • The final product! Add as many notes as you like.

Installation

  1. Install the Dashboard Notes.
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets where you will see a new “Dashboard Notes” sidebar.
  3. To create a note, simply drag a new widget into the sidebar and give it some content (we typically use a text/HTML widget).
  4. Once you’ve added content to the widget, click save, and the Dashboard Notes settings for this widget will appear.
  5. Adjust the settings to meet your needs, and click save again.
  6. Navigate to any page to see your new note in action.

Aanbevelings

Februarie 15, 2021
Now I enjoy Dashboard Notes as well! But first I was have to find & fix a bug: the notes not appeared on specified URL. It seems like the plugins` author still has not fixed all the URL bugs, so, you can open the /wp-content/plugins/dashboard-notes/dashboard-notes.php file, find the following function: function check_widget_visibility( $widget_id ) { and replace the if($this->match_path( $this->get_current_url(), $vis_settings['url']['urls'] )... with something like if(strpos($this->get_current_url(), $vis_settings['url']['urls']) !== false)... I have done and enjoy as well! But... sice the moment, you MUST NOT update the plugin. To remebmer, I usually add "do not update!!!" after the " * Plugin Name: " at the start of the main plugin` file*. *the current plugin has one PHP file only, it is the main file. ====================== Плагин отличный... будет. После того, как вы пофиксите в нём единственный баг. Похоже, автор плагина забил толстый болтец на доведение своего детища до ума, поэтому - берём в свои руки! Фиксим один единственный бажек, и наслаждаемся! Откройте единственный PHP-файл плагина, найдите код function check_widget_visibility( $widget_id ) { и замените в нём ниже if($this->match_path( $this->get_current_url(), $vis_settings['url']['urls'] )... чем-то вроде if(strpos($this->get_current_url(), $vis_settings['url']['urls']) !== false)... ??? PROFIT
Januarie 22, 2021
I've tried all the dashboard/admin notes plugins but I end up overlooking them because I don't pay all that much attention to the dashboard. The one thing I do notice anywhere are the notifications which is what this plugin creates. You can color code them just like notifications, red, orange, yellow, blue etc. Now I can stack up my wp dashboard with To Do items. Seems like I used a similar plugin before but this one renders html whereas the other one didn't.
Mei 4, 2020
It would be really helpful, if on the settings page you would place a hint, how to set and change notes, since the widget gets out of sight after a while. Future users will certainly appreciate that.
November 14, 2017
I am running 4 different sites all with WP. And trying to know which site I am logged into easily was becoming tricky. This plugin let me put a banner at the top of the dashboard with the site logo so I can easily glance and see what site I am in and working on. Love this!
September 18, 2016
No issues so far. If ya want them to show up ONLY on your dashboard, select Show Only On Selected URLs and then put in '/index.php' without quotes.
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Changelog

1.0.3

  • Add plugin setting to choose which roles can and can’t see the dashboard notes.
  • Added .pot file for translation.

1.0.2

  • Added isset() to ‘include-logo’ option conditional to fix warning message

1.0.1

  • Removed extraneous header info causing install error

1.0.0

  • First release!