[wp-hackers] The Dashboard Needs Attention

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Sat Dec 31 07:45:51 GMT 2005

_____/ On Sat 31 Dec 2005 03:39:00 GMT, [Ryan Duff] wrote : \_____

> Rob wrote:
>> Amit Gupta wrote:
>>> David House <dmhouse at gmail.com <mailto:dmhouse at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> |  After two minutes of looking, it's not a problem with the code. The
>>> |  boxes at the bottom come from the planet.wordpress.org feed, so
>>> |  someone with access to the feeds there just needs to tweak it so that
>>> |  we're only subscribed the wordpress feeds.
>>>  why not also put in an option by which a person can turn this thing off?
>> I always wondered about that, it seems a weird thing not to have as 
>> a preference. I hate the Dashboard, I'd much prefer it to go 
>> straight to the post screen (like it did in 1.2, iirc?).
> Not to mention, there is STILL a delay when it loads (every time I 
> try to go to the admin side) while I wait for it to try and update. 
> It always did annoy me that I had to wait 5-10 seconds every time I 
> went in just to wait for something I never read refresh.
> Something to forward to the post screen would be nice, or the option 
> to turn it off. What about doing it after it loads like the pings do 
> when posting in 2.0? Show the cached feed still when you log in and 
> once the page is loaded it can check for the feeds and update them so 
> next time you hit the dashboard its up to date?
> Yes, it won't be up to date the first time you log in after 2 weeks, 
> but how many people actually read it anyway? What percentage of hits 
> do the people listed on planet get from somebody's dashboard?

Once  the cookies are in place, just bookmark (or add to your portal)  the
following two links:


I  have done this for a long time on several installations because it  im-
proves  efficiency. I do the same with cPanel, among other tools, in order
to  avoid  gateway  pages. If you have users, insist that they  use  those
links or simply hide the usual paths.


Roy S. Schestowitz
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