Dashboard Widget Order

Easily customize the order of widgets on all of your users dashboards… giving more prominence to the widgets *you* want them to see and use

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Screenshots

Great for displaying custom widgets like this at the top
Simply rearrange the order of these lines
Rearranges the dashboard for you and all your users
Detail

The dashboard is a really important area, where you can communicate to your users and provide them with cool new tools.

That’s why we developed the custom content dashboard widget and are always looking at new ways to integrate with the area.

This plugin takes that one step further and allows you to determine exactly what position you want the widgets in each dashboard on your multisite network to appear.

dashboard widget order

It’s really simple, after you have downloaded the plugin simply edit the code area to determine the position on the right and left of the screen that you want each widget to appear.

Of course you can easily add new widgets to the mix too!

We use it to present a helpful ‘Getting Started with Edublogs’ box right above QuickPress…. which also promotes Edublogs Pro (of course :), check it out in action below and also review the custom dashboard widget content plugin to create your own excellent widgets!

custom content widget at the top

And you might also be interested in replacing the feed below with something more interesting:

Looking for more info ? Check out the Usage Instructions

Usage

To Get Started:

Start by reading Installing Plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

To Use:

1.  Download the plugin file
2.  Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
3.  Open up the file dashboard-widget-order.php in your favorite text editor
4.  Customize the order of widgets like so:

change the order of widgets

5.  Upload /dashboard-widgets-order/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site

6.  Visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate it there.

If you get stuck or have any questions please feel free to drop by the forums for assistance!

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