Dashboard Notepad

The very simplest of notepads for your Dashboard.

Author:Stephanie Leary (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.8
WordPress version tested:4.1.30
Plugin version:1.42
Added to WordPress repository:06-08-2009
Last updated:30-07-2017
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
Rating, %:92
Rated by:12
Plugin URI:http://sillybean.net/code/wordpress/dashboard...
Total downloads:84 511
Active installs:10 000+
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This dashboard widget provides a simple notepad. The widget settings allow you to choose which roles can edit the notes, and which roles can merely read them. Version 1.30 also adds support for custom roles and integrates with the Members plugin for role settings.

You can display the contents of your notepad using a template tag and/or shortcode. The widget permissions apply to these tags as well: only users with permission to read the notes will see the notes on the front end. You can use div#dashboard-notes in your theme’s CSS file to style the notes.


  • Belorussian (be_BY) by FatCow.
  • Bulgarian (bg_BG) by SiteGround.
  • Dutch (nl_NL) by Axel Vanderhaeghen
  • German (de_DE) by Guido Kerkewitz
  • Italian (it_IT) translation by Francesco Bevivino
  • Romanian (ro_RO) by Web Hosting Geeks (Web
    Geek Sciense
  • Swedish (se_SV) by Rabatt
  • Ukranian (uk_UA) by Michael Yunat


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