Dashboard Feeds

Customize the dashboard for every user in a flash with this straightforward dashboard feed replacement widget… no more WP development news or Matt’s latest photo set :)

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Replace this feed with ease
And this one too!

The dashboard is a really important place for every user on your site.

Ordinarily, after logging in they’ll see a snapshot of their site, can make a post with QuickPress and review their latest comments and incoming links.

Now, thanks to WPMU DEV, you can also add custom content widgets, and configure the position of all the widgets that appear there.

This plugin takes that one step further, and allows you to replace the regular WordPress planet and development news feeds… with your very own. This is one of the easiest ways to personalize your user’s dashboard and put them right at home on your site.

So, you get to replace the below, with whatever RSS feeds you like:

Replace and change this feed with ease

And the same goes for this one too:

Replace and change this feed with ease

You could replace these 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

And, as we said, this is a perfect complement to these other excellent dashboard plugins:

Custom content Dashboard Widget -Create your own dashboard widgets, in a matter of minutes

custom content dashboard widget plugin

Dashboard Widget Order / Position – Select the position you want your widgets to be in for all users

cchangethe order of dashboard widgets plugin



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.


  • 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

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Admin Message

Allows you to place a message in the dashboard of all sites across your network – a *very* effective way of notifying users of latest news, scheduled maintence, great new features!