This plugin can be used by developers and system administrators to add a notification banner to their clients’ WordPress Dashboard. It’s useful for broadcasting important messages as well as suggesting plugins that clients’ might find useful, and is handled through an API.
To add a new banner, predefine a PHP constant called
DASH_NOTIFIER_MSG before the
setup_theme hook, like so:
define( 'DASH_NOTIFIER_MSG', json_encode( array( 'msg' => 'Your message to display in banner', 'plugin' => 'your_plugin_slug', 'plugin_name' => 'Your Plugin Name' ) ) ) ;
You can define ‘DASH_NOTIFIER_MSG’ in your own plugin or in
functions.php, as long as it is before
plugin parameter is optional. If set, an install button will be included with the message, allowing the client to install the plugin in one click.
plugin_name parameter is also optional. If
plugin is provided but
plugin_name is not, the name will default to the official name found in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
Example: If the plugin you’d like to recommend is
Your Plugin Name with
NOTE: Your clients must have this plugin installed in order for the notification banner to be displayed.
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Contributors & Developers
“Dash Notifier” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
1.2 – Mar 26 2021
- Potential PHP notice fix.
1.1.2 – Apr 11 2019
- [Update] Fixed a potential PHP notice in certain PHP environment.
1.1.1 – Mar 20 2019
- 🐞 Deactivate notifier before uninstalling to avoid warning in plugin list.
1.1 – Mar 12 2019
- [Tweak] Able to save message when using short init.
1.0 – Feb 28 2019
- 🎉 Initial Release.