If you are a regular user of WordPress like me then you might get bored of the default user interface of WordPress. Although the User Interface of WordPress is good but there is always room for improvement. WordPress admin area is something where a pro-blogger like you and me spend most of the time. The dashboard widgets in WordPress are handy and informational, but sometimes you don’t need or want them on a particular deployment.

Personally, I found it very useful as it helped me to lower down the number of clicks I used to make earlier to do administration work. Well, stop worrying now as with this article, I am trying to showcase the best WordPress widgets for your dashboard which works as your real friend whenever dashboard. If you know of any other cool widgets that make use of the WordPress dashboard please share in the comments.

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1. SO Dashboard Feed Widget

The SO Dashboard Feed Widget shows the latest Posts from a site of your choice in the top of the WordPress Dashboard.

SO Dashboard Feed Widget

2. Admin Customizer

This plugin allows you to customize admin interface of your WordPress site. Several options are available in a single plugin.

Admin Customizer

3. 22 Social Buttons

With this plugin you can easy set cool 22 social buttons.

22 Social Buttons

4. WP Total Hacks

WP Total Hacks can customize more than 20 settings on your WordPress Site.

WP Total Hacks

5. Hitsteps Visitor Manager

Hitsteps visitor manager is a powerful real time visitor engagement tool. It allows you to view your visitors stream and follow each visitors to know more about each pages they see.

Hitsteps Visitor Manager

6. Dashboard Widget Sidebar

Enable regulare widgets to be used as Dashboard Widgets in admin.

Dashboard Widget Sidebar

7. Announce from the Dashboard

This plugin to show announce for user basis.

Announce from the Dashboard

8. WP Admin UI Customize

Customize the management screen UI.

WP Admin UI Customize

9. Screen Options and Help Show Customize

Set display options and getting help, and set the default page for almost all. Further change the display for each user role. With Multisite Supported.

Screen Options and Help Show Customize

10. Expandable Dashboard Recent Comments

This plugin adds a link at the end of the comment actions row (the links for the comment that become visible under the comment when you hover over the comment).

Expandable Dashboard Recent Comments

11. ManageWP Worker

ManageWP is a revolutionary service that automates the management of multiple WordPress websites.

ManageWP Worker

12. Optin Revolution: WordPress Popup

Optin Revolution Lite is a WordPress popup plugin and is quite possibly the best way in the world for you to create supercharged unblockable WordPress popups to grow your list of subscribers!

Optin Revolution: WordPress Popup

13. WP Admin No Show

This plugin will gives the site admin the ability to “blacklist” roles (subscriber, contributor, author, and/or editor) and will redirect all users assiged to any blacklisted roles when they try to access any wp-admin page.

WP Admin No Show

14. Hit Sniffer Live Blog Analytics

Hitsniffer analytics is a powerful, yet simple, real time website visitor activity tracker and monitoring tool. Monitor your visitors clicks live and get useful stats and data such as referrers, bounce rate, link quality.

Hit Sniffer Live Blog Analytics

15. WordPress Dashboard Twitter

WordPress Dashboard Twitter represents a Dashboard Widget for WordPress, that turns your Dashboard into a Twitter Client.

WordPress Dashboard Twitter

16. Analytics360

MailChimp’s Analytics360 plugin allows you to pull Google Analytics and MailChimp data directly into your dashboard, so you can access robust analytics tools without leaving WordPress.


17. Admin Menu Editor

Admin Menu Editor lets you manually edit the Dashboard menu. You can reorder the menus, show/hide specific items, change access rights, and more.

Admin Menu Editor

18. Statify

Besucherstatistik mit Schwerpunkten Datenschutz, Transparenz und Übersichtlichkeit. Ideal fürs Dashboard.


19. White Label CMS

The White Label CMS plugin is for developers who want to give their clients a more personalised and less confusing content management system.

White Label CMS

20. GeneralStats

Counts the number of users, categories, posts, comments, pages, links, tags, link-categories, words in posts, words in comments and words in pages.


21. TimeZoneCalculator

Calculates, displays and automatically updates times and dates in different timezones with respect to daylight saving.


22. WP Sliding Login/Dashboard Panel

This plugin allows you to add a sliding login/dashboard panel to any WordPress Theme.

WP Sliding Login/Dashboard Panel

23. InfiniteWP Client

Install this plugin on unlimited sites and manage them all from a central dashboard. This plugin communicates with your InfiniteWP Admin Panel.

InfiniteWP Client