Dashboard Feeds

Replace the WordPress news feeds in the dashboard with custom content relevant for your users.

Version 2.0.4.5

  • Corrected PHP notice reported on Add New Feed form
  • Test for WordPress 3.9

Changelog

April 17, 2014 - version 2.0.4.5
  • Corrected PHP notice reported on Add New Feed form
  • Test for WordPress 3.9

January 9, 2014 - version 2.0.4.4
  • Cleanup some PHP notices from uninitialized variables.

December 28, 2013 - version 2.0.4.3
  • Updated class WPMUDEV_Dashboard_Feed_Widget code for PHP 5.4.x Strict Standards notices.

December 28, 2013 - version 2.0.4.2
  • Corrected issue with conversion of feed configurations for WordPress 3.8.
  • Better compatibility for WordPress 3.7.1 and lower
  • Changed UI screen to show feed items in a standard list table instead of multiple sets of forms.

December 24, 2013 - version 2.0.4.1
  • Converted Primary and Secondary Feed configurations to extra feed configurations for WP 3.8
  • Added new settings checkbox to hide new WP 3.8 combined Primary and Secondary feed widget.
  • Added new settings checkboxes on feed configurations to control showinging feed on Site and/or Network Dashboards
  • Updated code for PHP 5.4.x Strict Standards notices

March 21, 2013 - version 2.0.4
  • Bug fix for settings checkboxes not able to unset.
  • Moved JS to hide configure link to run in admin footer instead of admin head
  • Remove transient on primary site when settings are saved.

March 19, 2013 - version 2.0.3
  • Updated logic to enforce override of default Primary and Secondary feed widgets for all sites. Prior logic only worked for new sites.

March 5, 2013 - version 2.0.2
  • On Multisite corrected issue where Network controlled feeds were not properly being loaded for existing and new blogs.
  • On Multisite removed menu Settings. All Feeds are now controlled via Network only.

December 13, 2012 - version 2.0.1
  • Fixed warning from uninitialized extra feeds array http://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/update-error-for-dashboard-feeds-plugin

December 12, 2012 - version 2
  • Added new Settings interface for configuring feeds. No more need to edit PHP code.
  • Extended functionality to allow any number of feed widgets to be shown on the Dashboard.
  • Works now for single WordPress as well as Multisite

July 22, 2011 - version 1.5.2
  • added feature for update of widgets when changed values of options in the file 'dashboard-feeds.php'

January 11, 2011 - version 1.5.1
  • Update plugin to overwrite the default feeds on all blogs on the network.
  • Compatible with WordPress 3.1

April 1, 2009 - version 1.5
  • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

August 8, 2008 - version 1

    Downloads 19,117

    Compatibility WordPress 4.2.2 Multisite 4.2.2 BuddyPress 2.2.3.1

    dashboard feeds allows you to replace the WordPress news feeds in the dashboard with your very own.

    This is one of the easiest ways to personalize the dashboard and make users feel right at home on your site.

    Usually, after logging onto WordPress users see a snapshot of their site, can make a post with QuickPress, and are given two WordPress specific RSS feeds.

    Replace the WordPress Development feed with your own:

    Replace and change this feed with ease
    Replace the classic WordPress development feed

    Select feeds that enhance your network user experience.

    Replace and change the WordPress news feed with ease
    Replace and change the WordPress news feed with ease
    Replace feeds with:
    • Your own news feeds, for promotions or help and support
    • Feeds from different sites relevant to the topics your users might cover
    • A news feed from the NY Times, BBC or any other newspaper
    • A whole host of other options

    Share relevant news with your users. Dashboard Feeds is the quick way to add custom news feeds to your site or network dashboard.

    To Install:

    1. Download the plugin file.
    2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive.
    3. Upload the /dashboard-feeds/ folder and all its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site.
    4. Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin. Under Multisite you can Network activate (recommended) or activate in individual blogs.

    Configuration:

    • On Regular WordPress go to Settings > Dashboard Feeds.
    • On Multisite WordPress when Network activated go to Network > Settings > Dashboard Feeds

    On the Settings page you will see the default Primary and Secondary forms for the RSS Widgets. These are provided by WordPress and cannot be deleted. However they can be changed. You can also add more than the default two widgets. You can have as many RSS widgets as you want.

    To test it’s working properly create a new blog and check inside it’s blog dashboard.

    Here’s what the dashboard of a blog created before the plugin installed will look like:

    Example of a dashboard of a blog created before dashboard feed plugin installed

    Here’s what the dashboard of a blog created after the plugin installed might look like:

    Example of a dashboard of a blog created after dashboard feed plugin installed