WPMU DEV Dashboard

The full WPMU DEV experience in your WordPress dashboard – from instant access to brilliant support to one-click installation and upgrades for our complete plugin and theme catalog.

Version 3.5.3

  • Fix: Support for transition of old Membership & Protected Content to Membership2


Version 3.5.3
  • Fix: Support for transition of old Membership & Protected Content to Membership2

Version 3.5.2
  • Fix: View details links on plugins with wp.org slug conflict going to wrong place
  • Fix: Free members incorrectly getting shown install/autoupdate buttons

Version 3.5.1
  • Fix: Change activation link for Upfront theme if parent not installed to prevent errors
  • Fix: Don't show activate link prematurely when installing Upfront parent in background
  • New: Give better progress feedback on slow install of Upfront parent

Version 3.5
  • New: Support for Upfront themes!
  • New: Toggle/hide legacy themes
  • Fix: URL in connection error text was wrong
  • Fix: Enable error feedback for one-click theme installs

Version 3.4.9
  • New: Prompt to grant support access after submitting a ticket
  • Fix: Add workaround for poorly coded Mojo Marketplace/github-plugin-updater
  • Fix: Stop running and deregister crons on subsites in multisite
  • Fix: Remove unused free projects list from single member dashboard
  • Fix: Minor css padding issue in WP 4.0

Version 3.4.8
  • New: Support single membership autoupdates for packaged products (CoursePress + MarketPress)

Version 3.4.7
  • Fix: Adjust css to avoid triggering a Comodo firewall rule on some hosts

Version 3.4.6
  • Fix: Install button never showed complete in project details window
  • Fix: Conflicts with other FontAwesome plugins

Version 3.4.5
  • Fix: Check system compatibility before allowing auto-installs from notices and widget
  • Fix: Don't show activate links on listings page if project is incompatible
  • Code reformatting and documentation improvements

Version 3.4.4
  • Fix: Change upgrade urls to route through login on WPMU DEV
  • Fix: Fix numerous upgrade/install messages to link to configure instead if no API key set

Version 3.4.3
  • New: Added plugin icon as font for WP3.8+ versions
  • New: List PHP extensions under system info page
  • Fix: More graceful handling of API connection issues and more detailed debug info
  • Fix: Minor CSS fixes (resolved issue with rep points hover overlapping main admin menu)
  • Fix: Add a maxlength to the support question title to prevent being cuttoff

Version 3.4.2
  • New: Alphabetically order plugin list in support dropdown
  • Fix: Change support page behavior for sites with updates disabled
  • Fix: Add decimal to default menu position of avoid other plugin conflicts
  • Fix: bug that could cause incompatibility with other 3rd party updaters (props Chris Aprea)
  • Fix: Various styling issues

Version 3.4.1
  • Enable remote support access tab
  • Text changes to avoid confusion
  • Minor style adjustments

Version 3.4
  • WP 3.8 styles compatibility!
  • Support for optional background autoupdates
  • Improve the support page view, adding instructions, system info, remote access
  • Show login screen by default instead of signup
  • Show configure link on listings when supported
  • Show activate/deactivate links on listings
  • Show usage instructions links on listings
  • Integration with new dashboard notices
  • Make listings default order by popularity
  • Push incompatible products to bottom of listings
  • Clean depreciated code
  • Fix theme changelog popup from themes grid page
  • Honor update_themes capability
  • Retire upgrade notices
  • Fix upgrade instead of configure links showing before API key is set

Version 3.3.3
  • Adjust free user behavior
  • Fixed problems with plugin search on dashboard page
  • Adjusted wording for Q&A posting
  • Update default pot language file

Version 3.3.2
  • Fix login bug introduced in 3.3.1

Version 3.3.2
  • Fix login bug introduced in 3.3.1

Version 3.3.2
  • Fix login bug introduced in 3.3.1

Version 3.3
  • Update for new WPMU DEV plans

Version 3.2.6
  • Fix WPMU DEV News dashboard widget
  • Support for WP 3.6 (jQuery 1.9)
  • Fix trailing whitespace issue

Version 3.2.5
  • Fix double updating of themes when clicking "Update all Themes" on Updates page

Version 3.2.4
  • Handle WPMU DEV API connection problems more gracefully, with helpful error message

Version 3.2.3
  • Remove any conflicting-slug local WPMU DEV plugins from WP update notifications
  • A few more style compatibility updates for WP 3.5
  • Fix memory leaks in Safari on Windows

Version 3.2.2
  • More style compatibility updates for WP 3.5
  • Reset allowed user when reactivating the plugin
  • Handle https admin areas better

Version 3.2.1
  • Initial style compatibility updates for WP 3.5
  • allow override of menu location via define('WPMUDEV_MENU_LOCATION', 3);

Version 3.2
  • Rewrite Dashboard and Listings pages to be more useful to free or single members
  • Fix numerous permission bugs and errors for free or single members
  • Show incompatible products in listings, just disabled
  • Redesigned the Support page
  • Much improved notification handling of the 133 theme pack
  • Added a filter to be able to exclude notifications of a specific plugin update

Version 3.1.5
  • Add no WPMUDEV_NO_AUTOACTIVATE define to be able to prevent activation in single site
  • Fix errors on plugin upgrade
  • Make 133 theme pack filtering more efficient

Version 3.1.4
  • Filter out unofficial update notifications for 133 theme pack

Version 3.1.3
  • Fix Installed & Activated message confusion on installing themes
  • Fix some CSS compatibility issues in the plugin, props @Daniel
  • Filter incompatible plugins from autosuggest list

Version 3.1.2
  • Added filter logic to convert images and JS to use https when admin area is using ssl.
  • Modify permissions logic for admin menus. This should work correctly when the site has blocked install/update perms on plugins and themes. Like when setting DISALLOW_FILE_MODES in wp-config.php the Plugins and Themes sections are not displayed to the user.

Version 3.1.1
  • Fix bug where not showing themes as installed in Themes listings
  • Limit Dashboard plugin to first admin user by default, and actually hide from all others
  • Ability to use define("WPMUDEV_LIMIT_TO_USER", "1, 10"); to limit the entire plugin to certain admin users
  • Change api url back to HTTP from HTTPS for compatibility with non CURL systems

Version 3.1
  • HUGE Update! Complete rewrite
  • Redesign of everything
  • Dashboard page view with reputation and history
  • Plugin/Theme browsing pages
  • Instant one-click plugin/theme installs from the dashboard
  • Slideup product info/screenshots
  • Instant searching, filtering, and ordering of listings
  • Community page with forum activity
  • Support page with instant support topic creation/monitoring from dashboard
  • Membership and payment info in dashboard
  • New dashboard widgets: News, quick links
  • Support for central view of updates for all sites on WPMU DEV
  • Ability to limit functionality to a specific user on client sites

Version 2.1.3
  • Added extra error checks and redundancy in case of API server problems

Version 2.1.2
  • WP 3.2 Compatibility

Version 2.1.1
  • Ajaxified dismiss links.

Version 2.1
  • Added support for free WPMU DEV projects hosted on WordPress.org

Version 2.0.2
  • Fixed bug with api key saving

Version 2.0.1
  • Major rewrite! Required for the latest versions of WPMU DEV plugins.
  • 3.1 compatibility
  • Auto-updates for compatible themes/plugins. Bulk auto-updates as well.
  • New release notices
  • More admin notice control
  • Transparent integration into the WordPress update system: Counts, plugin/theme pages with sorting
  • Quick links to instructions and support
  • Instant preview of changelogs

Version 1.0.4
  • Switched to ms-admin.php from wpmu-admin.php (Wordpress Multi Site 3.0.x compatibility)

Version 1.0.3

    Version 1.0.2

      Version 1.0.1

        Version 1
          Downloads 637,377 Compatibility WordPress 4.3.1Multisite 4.3.1BuddyPress 2.3.5

          The WPMU DEV Dashboard plugin is the perfect complement to your WPMU DEV membership.

          It brings one-click installation and upgrades for our 350+ premium plugins and themes *AND* instant access to our support team and community – right inside your WordPress Dashboard.

          Install and activate plugins with a click.
          Install and activate plugins with a click.

          One-Click Upgrade and Install

          Browse our catalog of themes and plugins in a simple-to-navigate app store environment. When you find the plugin or theme that meets your need click ‘Install’.

          Browse, search, install and activate all with one-click from the convenience of your dashboard.

          Give temporary access to our support team and we'll fix you up.
          Give temporary access to our support team and we’ll fix you up.

          Instantly Access Support

          Use the “Grant Access” button and give our highly qualified support team temporary access to your site for help with complex issues.

          Ask questions right from your dashboard for unparalleled support around the clock.

          See What’s Going on in the Community

          Participate in discussions, help out other members and earn reputation points that can earn you a Lifetime Membership at the Dev!

          One-click updates on all our premium plugins and themes.
          One-click updates on all our premium plugins and themes.

          Keep up-to-Date

          The dashboard plugin makes sure you don’t miss new features, bug fixes, security updates or compatibility updates by providing you with helpful notifications.

          We even added awesome dashboard widgets that share special offers and ‘Quick Links’ to support and news.

          Of course you can always control what you see. Limit the plugin to only administrators so your users don’t know where the magic comes from…it will be our little secret.

          To Get Started:

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

          Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:

          • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
          • For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it blog-by-blog (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.

          Once installed and activated, you will see a new menu item in your admin: WPMU DEV

          Installing & Updating

          You can now install your plugins and themes directly from the admin area of your WordPress website with our latest update.

          Admin –> Network Admin (Multisite Install) –> WPMU Dev –> Plugins

          WPMUDev - Install Plugins

          Clicking on Learn more will give you information on each plugin:

          WPMU Dev - Plugin Information

          And its the same for themes as well:

          Admin –> Network Admin (Multisite Install) –> WPMU Dev –> Themes

          WPMUDev - Themes Install

          Cool eh!

          Hide & Branding

          We understand that you might install these on websites where you don’t want any branding  so now you can turn that off in the dashboard settings from the admin:
          Admin –> Network Admin (Multisite Install) –> WPMU Dev –> Manage
          WPMU DEV DASH Manage

          We have some cool options for you as well!

          1. When a user enters an api key it will begin to limit the entire plugin view to just that username. This great when using on client websites.

          • If you have an older version installed then simply visit Manage page and save your settings, this will then restrict it to your username.

          2. If you get locked out or need to enable a different user, or want to enable multiple users, you can simply put either of these constants in your wp-config.php file:

          • define('WPMUDEV_LIMIT_TO_USER', '1');  – for one user.
          • define('WPMUDEV_LIMIT_TO_USER', '1, 10'); – for multiple users (they are all user IDs).

          Place either of these just above the following line:
          /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

          Note: If you include additional users in the above define, they may need to activate the plugin to trigger the new permissions. To do so, they can simply log in, deactivate then immediately reactivate the plugin.

          2. If you want to change the position (order) where the Dashboard appears in your menu, then simply use the following in your wp-config.php, replacing the “3” with a number for the position you desire. Default WP menu positions can be viewed here, under the position argument:

          • Place these just above the following line:
          • /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
          • define(‘WPMUDEV_MENU_LOCATION’, 3);

          3. If you want to totally hide everything so its not visible to anyone then simply use the following in your wp-config.php:

          • Place these just above the following line:
          • /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
          • define(‘WPMUDEV_HIDE_BRANDING’, true);
          Note: Your API key is your own, and should not be shared with your clients, doing so would give them access to your WPMU DEV account.


          All of our plugins can be installed on any number of sites you own or develop for a client. We do however have an API limit. But don’t worry, if you have more sites you can simply deactivate one and activate the other, swapping them as often as you need.

          • Single Product members get Installation, Updates & Support for 1 site.
          • Full (Gold) Plan members get Installation, Updates, Support & Unbranded Support Videos on UNLIMITED sites, and can use the Anti-Splog API on 20 sites.

          WPMU DEV Dashboard Features

          WPMU DEV Dashboard adds a huge level of convenience.

          • One-click installations
          • Dashboard plugin browse and install
          • Dashboard theme browse and install
          • Simply login to setup
          • Integrated badge notifications
          • One-click updates
          • WPMU DEV dashboard news feed
          • Dashboard widget quick links
          • New release notifications
          • Update notifications
          • View recent WPMU DEV activity
          • Membership manager
          • Background updates
          • Hide notifications
          • Limit to Multisite Super Admin
          • See reputation points
          • Built-in conflict avoidance
          • Occasional special membership discounts
          • Participate in WPMU DEV community
          • Access forum search
          • Fast access to Q&A
          • Grant temporary access to support staff
          • Direct links to usage instructions
          • Installed theme version information
          • Installed plugin version information
          • Post support questions
          • System information quick view
          • PHP configuration information
          • MySQL information
          • Server information