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How do I disable dashboard update notifications for subscribers?

For registered users to my blog, if they click on the dashboard, they get an alert suggesting that they tell the site administrator (me) that the new version of WordPress is available. All I want ...
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How do I remove dashboard access from specific user roles?

I'd like to prevent certain user roles from accessing the dashboard http://www.openeye.net/wp-admin/ at all. I've moved and restyled user profiles to a new page that's viewable on the site. How would ...
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Extension preview disapeared since WP 4.5.2

Since the last Wordpress update, I can't read new version notes when trying to update a plugin in my dashboard. The same thing happens when I try to read an plugin's details. How can I fix that ? ...
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How do I pass arguments to dashboard widget callback functions?

I'm struggling to use the $callback_args parameter of wp_add_dashboard_widget successfully. The following code keeps displaying string(0)"" when dumping $args: add_action( 'wp_dashboard_setup', '...
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Rearranging Dashboard meta boxes with use of plugin/functions.php

I know how to remove meta boxes from dashboard, also how to add new ones, but is there a method that allows to rearrange them, for example move from side position to normal with use of functions.php ...
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Custom Dashboard Home Screen Options

I want to make the entire Homepage on the Dashboard empty and add in my own custom screen options. How do I go about doing this? Do I create one from scratch or edit what's already there? Is there ...
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Hooking into add_submenu_page

Ever come across a plugin that is using the manage_options capability for a page that... really doesn't need to be? Well, I've come across just that. This may be more of a general question about ...
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Different rss feeds in a single dashboard widget

I am using this snip of code to get rss feed on my dashboard as widget. It becomes problematic when it displays 5-6 different rss feeds which makes me run down deep. How can I add 6 different feeds ...
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How to disable or hide “collapse menu”

Is there a code in functions.php that I can add to disable or hide "collapse menu" button? The one that is on the left side of the admin menu in the dashboard. I'd need it for both admin, authors, ...
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How to manually activate user in dashboard only by admin

I'm looking for a function that allows admins (only) to activate new users. When a user registers he have to be approved by the admin before he gets access to log in. Does anyone know how I can do ...
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Editor access to plugin settings

I'm trying to give access to an user with the role Editor to this plugin settings page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/commenter-data/ In the code of this plugin on line 31 of commenter.php there is ...
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Dashboard Disappears after Upgrade

Following a recent upgrade to WP and MySQL one site that has a custom built plugin throws a Fatal error: Fatal error: Cannot re-assign auto-global variable _REQUEST in /home/mysitexyz/...
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How to minimize WP dashboard menu programmatically?

I'd like to programmatically (either with js or php, but I imagine it'd simpler with js) hide the dashboard admin menu using the same functionality that is already built in. All I want is, when the ...
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Reorder dashboard widgets

I recently tried to reorder the dashboard widgets by writing a plugin. I accomplished this: with the following code: <?php /* * Plugin Name: Custom Dashboard * Description: Custom dashboard ...
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Video tutorials in Dashboard

I want to insert a few video tutorials in the wordpress dashboard, instead of creating a pdf manual for a client, as i think they are easier for this client, how would I go about that? I am thinking ...
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Compatibility with RTL installations

I want develop a plugin that add boxes and menus in WordPress backed. What I have to keep in mind to make it compatible with WordPress RTL installations? Any idea or suggestion will be appreciated. ...
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Add new section to “Right Now” widget

I've been hacking away at modifying the "Right Now" widget in the WordPress dashboard, and although there are some hooks/filters which apply to just that, they are sparsely documented or explained. ...
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Make sub menu items a main link in the admin menu using fuctions.php

I am trying to customize the admin area using the functions.php file to make things easier for my clients. One request I have got before and hope to be able to accomplish, is to move some of the sub ...
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Dashboard Whitescreen of Death?

I can login into the Dashboard and see the menu of the left, it shows that there are 7 plugin updates and a WordPress update required but on the right I have a blank screen, I can see the update to ...
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Add 'Right Now' widget to custom dashboard

I have created a custom dashboard page to which the user is redirected when logged in. I want to include the 'Right Now' widget to my custom dashboard page. How do I achieve that ? class CustomDash { ...
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Frontend editing, Frontend user dashboard

I am creating a website so that users can submit their articles from the front end. I have quite a few things set up: The ability to submit custom post types from the front end Blocked from the back-...
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How do I fix my 'Path' field when editing pages via the Dashboard?

I am encountering the same problem described here: Unable to set path. In every module where I can edit a page, a p appears after the word 'Path'. I can click on it; clicking on it highlights some of ...
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Add custom post types stats to a custom dashboard widget

I have a lot of custom post types and I have them showing in my "Right Now" Dashboard but it's gotten pretty long so I want to separate them to a custom widget within the dash. See example below: ...
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CPU usage: AJAX and Heartbeat API on admin pages

My (shared) web host recently sent me this: "Our server monitoring systems keep indicating high server load persistently maintained by your website (...). Most of the hits are to the /www/www/wp-...
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Remove a plugin meta box from the dashboard

I'm trying to remove the meta box that the Download Manager plugin creates, as it uses a hardcoded http iframe, caused a mixed content error in ssl. Here is the code that generates the meta box: ...
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Can one display a specific page on the WordPress dashboard using the WordPress dashboard API? [duplicate]

I'm using a WordPress page to display this week's notice. This page will need to be updated weekly. I would love to have a box on the WordPress dashboard (similar to QuickPress) that would allow the ...
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Theme editor not showing correct index.php

I've run into a weird issue. Not a big deal, but I'm curious about the cause. I was making a small edit to a site built by someone else; it was also temporary, so I was just using the built-in theme ...
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add widgets to dashboard for easy access for clients?

I have a widget created: if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(array( 'name' => 'Featured Video', 'before_widget' => '', 'after_widget' => '', '...
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wp_count_posts, wp_count_terms and wp_count_comments for specific user?

Is there a way for the functions wp_count_posts, wp_count_terms and wp_count_comments to return their results only for a specific user, possibly by using a user's ID? I'm making a custom "Right Now" ...
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Widgets not expanding on wordpress 3.3 widget dashbord

I updated to WordPress 3.3 (manual update) and cleaned browser cache. Widgets dashbord stop working when tring to expand dynamic sidebars for custom theme when it works for previous wordpress 3.2 ...
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Browser loading content from Twitter in admin area?

I have noticed that when I am in my Dashboard and switching from main Dashboard to for example plugins, Twitter seems to be loading something. As I am located in China where Twitter is blocked, it ...
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Removing admin bar from wordpress dashboard

I'm using wordpress multiste 3.3.1 I'm not gonna update it in the future. So I disabled all upgrade functions. I want to remove the wordpress admin bar from both frontend as well as dashboard. I can ...
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Replace dashboard widgets with banner ad

I know it's probably not encouraged, but is there a way to replace the standard dashboard widgets (Recent Drafts, Quickpress, etc.) with a standard image banner ad? I know how to add new dashboard ...
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Change labels on 'Nickname' and 'Biographical Info' in user-edit.php

For a project I'm working on, I want to change the labels of the 'Nickname' and 'Biographical Info' fields on edit profile (user-edit.php) page in the dashboard. I still want to use those fields as ...
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Hide widgets/plugins from dashboard

I have two plugins in the dashboard, SEO Wordpress and Custom Content Type Manager, and for security reasons I want to hide these from dashboard. How to do that? I tried to hide the SEO Wordpress ...
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Sending an email when a CPT is saved/updated (NOT when it's created)

I have a file field in my CPT. When an admin uploads a file into this field, I need to generate an email. Is there a simple way to do this, or do I have to create a plugin?
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How to Remove ALL Widgets from Dashboard?

I'm looking for a complete blank Dashboard. No widgets at all and preferably one column. There are snippets to remove the default WordPress widgets, but haven't found nothing about the ones added ...
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Remove dashboard, use Pages tab as default

Is there a way to have "Pages" set as the default tab when the user logs in to the admin area? I am using a heavily customised set up, where none of the dashboard widgets are useful so they are hidden ...
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Can I limit this meta box to a particular page?

I am using a version of this (http://www.deluxeblogtips.com/meta-box-script-for-wordpress/) meta box script but I want to be able to limit which edit screen a meta box shows. For example, if I only ...
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How to add menu to Dashboard that can be viewed by all users

I am able to add Menu to the Dashboard using the below code, it can be viewed by an administrator. That menu doesn't appear when logged in as an Author or a Subscriber. How to make sure every user can ...
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wp_redirect not working on admin menu page

Im trying to create a admin menu link on the backend dashboard, that will take users to the front end of their site. Im trying to use this code, but for some reason the redirect is not working. // ...
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Custom Role does not have access to dashboard

I was just adding a custom role by using the add_role() function. Here is the code below: add_role('user', 'User', array('read')); I figured this would give the same level of access as the ...
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Show Welcome Panel on Dashboard for every user

I have customised the welcome panel on the dashboard for users with information in. I then hid the "Dismiss" button and added CSS to make the welcome panel always visible. Using the 'welcome_panel' ...
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How to Make a Custom Dashboard Widget to Display Custom Notification from Admin?

I am looking for a way to achieve the following: A group of users 'students' They login to the site Each student can see a 'Custom Dashboard Widget(s)' Each widget will carry a personal message ...
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Remove Widgets in Dashboard

Another noob question...when authors log on and access their Dashboard, they see all sorts of widgets such as an Internet Explorer warning, news on what's going on with WordPress. Is there anyway to ...
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How to remove Broken Link Checker widget from admin menu

I'm trying to clean up the Admin Dashboard widgets so that only the administrator level users can see the various meta boxes, but no matter what i've tried the Broken Link Checker widget will not go ...
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Conflicting post edit options under dashboard

My dashboard( It is multisite Installation ) section for pages and posts conflicts with options when there are morethan 5 data fields . For example : I have these things under my Posts section in ...
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How To Remove Dashboard Menu Items for Multisite Users?

I'm trying to remove some menu items in the Dashboard of Multisite users. For example my domain name is xyz.com, his site will be xyz.com/user. When he logs in to WP Dashboard under xyz.com/user/wp-...
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Edit/remove wp_dashboard_recent_drafts()

I'd like to remove the draft post form the widget "Quick draft" in the dashboard (admin panel). I want to see the small editor (quick draft), but I don't want to show the list of the last draft. The ...
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Hide all Dashboard Widgets (not remove)

Is there a to hide all dashboard widgets, not remove them? I want my widget to be the first widget but according to the docs there's no way to specify where your widget shows up since it's all "core", ...