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¡The #1 add-on to customize the WordPress control panel!

Ultimate Dashboard allows us to create a custom WordPress panel for our customers.

Replace the pre-determined WordPress table widgets with suyos propios and WordPress table more meaningful usage.

Ultimate Dashboard is an add-on from limpio and liviano that was created to optimize the user experience for customers in the field of WordPress administration.

¡Customize WordPress panel hoy!

❌Eliminate table widgets

Eliminate all pre-determined or individual WordPress widgets with a single click.

➕Create Propio Widgets

Create icon, text & HTML widgets to create a customized client dashboard and send your customer to the key areas of their website – or anywhere else!

🎨 Login Customizer

White label the WordPress login area. Completely customize the WordPress login screen & apply your own branding with the power & live-preview capabilities of the WordPress customizer.

↔️ Login Redirect

The Login Redirect featur allows you to change the WordPress login URL, hide the /wp-admin/ URL for non logged-in users and redirect users after login on a per-role basis.

🖌️ Add Custom CSS

  • Add custom CSS to only the WordPress dashboard
  • Add custom CSS to the entire WordPress admin area
  • Add custom CSS to the WordPress login screen with a live preview inside the WordPress customizer

📋 Create Custom Admin Pages

Create custom Top-Level & Sub-Menu pages using HTML, CSS or the default WordPress WISIWYG Editor and add them anywhere to the WordPress admin menu.

✨ More Features

  • Change the WordPress welcome panel content
  • Change the WordPress “Howdy” text
  • Set a custom WordPress dashboard headline
  • Hide the WordPress admin bar from the frontend
  • Remove “Help” tab
  • Remove “Screen Options” tab
  • Customize the WordPress footer & version text
  • Export/import dashboard widgets & settings

For even more features, check out Ultimate Dashboard PRO.

🏆 Ultimate Dashboard PRO

  • Remove 3rd party widgets
  • Restrict dashboard widgets & admin pages to specific users or user roles
  • Fully white label & rebrand WordPress
  • Advanced Login Customizer features
  • Create Custom Admin Pages with Elementor, Beaver Builder & Brizy
  • Create video widgets
  • Create contact form widgets
  • WordPress multisite support
  • Admin Menu Editor
  • Admin Bar Editor

Learn more about Ultimate Dashboard PRO

What’s next?

If you like Ultimate Dashboard, make sure to check out our other products:

  • Page Builder Framework – A fast & minimalistic WordPress theme designed for the new WordPress era.
  • Better Admin Bar – The plugin to make your clients enjoy WordPress. It replaces the default admin bar to provide the best possible user experience when editing & navigating a website.


screenshot-1 Icon Widget Dashboard

screenshot-2 Text & Icon Widget with Tooltips

screenshot-3 Login Customizer – Example 1

screenshot-4 Login Customizer – Example 2

screenshot-5 White Label Settings

screenshot-6 Custom Admin Page

screenshot-7 Widget Settings

screenshot-8 Login Redirect Settings

screenshot-9 General Settings

screenshot-10 Custom CSS Settings

screenshot-11 Pantalla de módulos

Icon Widget Panel

Text and icon widget with news info Login Customizer - Example 1 Personalization of the start of session - Example 2 White Label Setup Custom admin page Configuration des widgets Start session redirect configuration General Setup Custom CSS configuration Module screen


  1. Download the ultimate-dashboard.zip file to your computer.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Upload the ultimate-dashboard folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.

To access the settings page navigate to Settings > Ultimate Dashboard through your WordPress menu. To create new Dashboard Widgets, navigate to Dashboard > Dashboard Widgets through wour WordPress menu.


Does this plugin work on my WordPress multisite installation?

For multisite support & more check out Ultimate Dashboard PRO



Thank You

karan21 October 12, 2022

All Good


Erident Plugin Error

rima October 5, 2022

I installed this plugin after recommendation on the erident custom login page. Now whenever I go to plugins page I always meet “erident-custom-login-and-dashboard/er-customlogin.php” has been deactivated due to an error. Plugin file does not exist. I need help removing this error please.


Nice extension

despachotres September 23, 2022

Nice extension


Nice extension

pbxcom September 12, 2022

the extension gives you a lot of features for personalizing your WordPress interface.


Great way to add checklists for content authors

jgoethals September 6, 2022

I like this plugin because I can add helpful information and instructions for the non-admin users for my domain. Then they can do their content updates with easy instructions that they can’t misplace.


Easy Migration 🙂

mediawork.ch August 25, 2022

Quick and easy migration from Erident Dashboard. Better functions, better usability. THX

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Contributors & Developers

“Ultimate Dashboard – Custom WordPress Dashboard” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


  • fa7383cd3d1753c8b4a9f6aaba5bc021David Vongries

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Change log | October 04, 2022

  • Minor changes and improvements | July 20, 2022

  • Adjustment: Label | July 19, 2022

  • Tweak : Ouvrir le lien dans un nouvel onglet | 16 juillet 2022

  • Corrigé : Libellé | 1 juillet 2022

  • Modifications mineures

3.7.1 | July 1, 2022

  • New: Field to replace the block editor logo (Ultimate Dashboard PRO)

3.7 | June 15, 2022

  • New: Improved Login Customizer with features such as Background Image, Background Overlay, Form Box Shadow, etc.
  • Fixed: Issues when configuring Admin Menu Editor for specific users

3.6.3 | May 13, 2022

  • Tweak: Further improved Admin Menu Editor functionality

3.6.2 | May 10, 2022

  • Fixed: Some menu items didn’t appear in the Admin Menu Editor (for instance Yoast SEO)
  • Fixed: Admin Menu Editor & Admin Bar Editor are not responsive

3.6.1 | May 04, 2022

  • Tweak: Changed plugin header information, updated images & footer links
  • Fixed: Some sub-menu items won’t loade in the Admin Menu Editor, for instance in the WooCommerce Analytics section. If you still don’t see certain menu or sub-menu items appear, please try resetting the Admin Menu Editor for all or specific user roles.

3.6 | April 25, 2022

  • New: Allow rendering shortcodes in the WordPress welcome panel
  • New: Allow rendering shortcodes in the Ultimate Dashboard widget titles
  • New: Refactored import/export functionality to allow for more granular control when exporting settings
  • New: Placeholder tags to display information dynamically in widgets & welcome panel
  • Tweak: Rewrite URL’s when exporting & importing settings to a different WordPress install
  • Fixed: PHP Warning: Undefined array key “path” (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/php-message-php-warning-undefined-array-key-path/)
  • Fixed: Build Admin Menu Editor only when a specific role is clicked instead of loading them all at once (in a row). This was causing performance issues & was interpreted as a security issue by some installs.
  • Fixed: Reliability & accuracy of the Admin Menu Editor has been improved

3.5.3 | March 02, 2022

  • New: Added support for WordPress’ new language switcher on login screen
  • Updated description

3.5.2 | February 03, 2022

  • Tested up to 5.9
  • Tweak: Updated texts
  • Fixed: Fatal error in WordPress’ tools section
  • Fixed: Content of Custom CSS fields on settings page appear empty until clicked

3.5.1 | November 11, 2021

  • Tweak: Updated admin notice

3.5 | August 16, 2021

  • New: Change WordPress’ Howdy text
  • New: Change WordPress login URL
  • New: Redirect yoursite.com/wp-admin/ for non logged-in users
  • New: Login Redirect feature
  • Tweak: Show review notice only to admins
  • Tweak: New tabbed layout on Settings page
  • Fixed: Some 3rd party menu items did not appear in the Admin Menu Editor
  • Fixed: Some 3rd party menu items did not appear in the Admin Bar Editor
  • Fixed: Only load FontAwesome in the WordPress admin if an admin page exists
  • Fixed: Settings link on the plugin screen links to non-existent page
  • Fixed: Remove data on uninstall on multisite installations

3.4.1 | July 26, 2021

  • Fixed: Welcome panel cannot be removed

3.4 | June 22, 2021

  • New: Advanced White Label settings

3.3.4 | June 8, 2021

  • New: WordPress admin body classes (udb-user-{nicename}, udb-role-{current-user-role})
  • New: Settings to change the WordPress welcome panel

3.3.3 | June 1, 2021

  • New: Remember Users/Roles tab when saving in Admin Menu Editor (PRO)
  • Other minor tweaks & improvements

3.3.2 | May 22, 2021

  • New: Add separators to your admin menu with the Admin Menu Editor (PRO)
  • Tweak: Remove Theme Options tab from custom Admin Pages
  • Fixed: Some sub menu items can’t be removed with the Admin Menu Editor (PRO)
  • Fixed: Conflict with 3rd party plugins where not all roles were loaded in the Admin Menu Editor (PRO)
  • Fixed: On multisites, all menu items are shown no matter what role is selected (PRO)

3.3.1 | May 18, 2021

  • New: TablePress support for Admin Menu Editor (PRO)
  • New: Admin notice that kindly asks you to leave a review
  • Tweak: Pave the way to implement Brizy support for Custom Admin Pages (PRO)

3.3 | April 13, 2021

  • New: Admin Bar Editor (PRO)
  • New: Add custom CSS to the WordPress login screen
  • Fixed: Cannot redeclare retrieve_password (Fatal error)
  • Fixed: Export/import issue with user roles (dashboard widgets & admin pages)
  • Fixed: Export/import functionality for “Modules” were missing
  • Fixed: All widgets were active/inactive after import, even though if they were active/inactive on the original website

3.2.1 | March 04, 2021

  • Fixed: Module switcher no longer working

3.2 | March 04, 2021

  • New: Improved & cleaned up admin & settings page design
  • New: Admin Menu Editor – Change the admin menu for specific user roles (PRO)
  • New: Admin Menu Editor – Add custom menu items to the WordPress admin menu (PRO)
  • Tweak: Admin Menu Editor – Changed sub menu name from Admin Menu to Admin Menu Editor to be more precise
  • Fixed: Widget & admin page user roles are not imported properly (PRO)
  • Fixed: Login Customizer – Border color styling
  • Fixed: Admin Menu Editor – Rare case where the admin menu was broken after using the Admin Menu Editor feature (PRO)
  • Fixed: Login Customizer – Box-width setting doesn’t work (PRO)

3.1.3 | December 20, 2020

  • Tweak: Improved “Modules” feature
  • Tweak: Improved “Login Customizer” CSS output
  • Fixed: Admin email verification screen styling

3.1.2 | December 09, 2020

  • Fixed: Wrong plugin dir for PRO plugin updater

3.1.1 | December 09, 2020

  • Fixed: Broken plugin updater in PRO add-on

3.1 | December 09, 2020

  • WordPress 5.6 compatibility
  • New: Modules screen to turn on/off features
  • Tweak: Updated & improved settings page UI

3.0 | October 27, 2020

  • Rewritten the plugin from the ground up
  • New: Enable/disable widgets on the “All Widgets” screen
  • New: Updated to FontAwesome 5
  • New: Improved icon picker
  • Fixed: Admin Pages export/import functionality
  • Other tweaks & improvements

2.8.3 | August 11, 2020

  • Fixed: WordPress 5.5 compatibility

2.8.1 | March 4, 2020

  • Fixed: CSS sanitization

2.8 | March 4, 2020

  • New: Create admin pages & sub-pages
  • Minor tweaks & improvements

2.7.2 | April 17, 2020

  • New: Use {home_url} inside login customizer logo URL to dynamically fetch the site URL
  • New: Filter (udb_login_customizer) to disable the Login Customizer feature entirely
  • New: Filter (udb_login_logo) to change the login logo image. That will allow you to change the logo without having to upload it to your or your clients website
  • Minor tweaks & improvements
  • Fixed: HTML widget wouldn’t save

2.7.1 | April 4, 2020

  • Tweak: We found a better way to implement the login customizer feature and were able to remove the auto-generated page.

2.7 | April 1, 2020

  • New: Login Customizer
  • New: Widget Color Settings
  • New: Change Footer & Version Text
  • New: HTML Widget
  • New: Added support for Health Status widget
  • Fixed: contextual_help_list deprecated notice
  • Fixed: Long tooltips overlap icon widgets

2.6 | February 18, 2020

  • New: Change dashboard headline
  • New: Add custom admin CSS
  • New: Remove “Help” tab
  • New: Remove “Screen Options” tab
  • New: Remove admin bar from the frontend

2.5.1 | January 3, 2020

  • Fixed: Text decoration issue

2.5 | September 27, 2019

  • Maintenance Release

2.4 | April 30, 2019

  • New: Text Widgets
  • New: Tooltips for Icon Widgets
  • New: Import/Export Widgets & Settings
  • New: Custom Dashboard CSS field
  • New: Improved UX/UI

2.3.1 | January 28, 2019

  • Tweak: cleaned up codebase
  • Fixed: internationalization

2.3 | November 30, 2018

  • Tweak: set required PHP version to 5.6
  • Tweak: tested up to 5.0
  • Tweak: highlighted pro link
  • Fixed: internationalization

2.2 | August 1, 2018

  • Tweak: Updated Settings Page UI
  • Tweak: Updated Links & Descriptions under Widgets -> PRO

2.1.1 | 05/31/2018

  • Fixed: Number of Dashboard Widgets is limited by the “Reading” settings under Appearance -> Reading

2.1 | 03/18/2018

  • Maintenance release
  • Added: Action Link
  • Tweak: save deactivated dashboard widgets in a single array
  • Fixed: wrong hook used to remove dashboard widgets

2.0.1 | 11-17-2017

  • Minor Tweaks & Improvements

2.0 | 11-14-2017

  • Reescribió el complemento desde cero
  • Ultimate Dashboard ahora tiene su propio menú de nivel superior en el panel de WordPress
  • Tweak: estilo metabox
  • Tweak: fuente increíble incrustada en lugar de cargarla desde una fuente externa
  • Tweak: roboto eliminado como fuente predeterminada
  • Tweak: ajustes menores de seguridad

1.3.1 | 28-10-2016

  • Actualizado: encabezado del complemento y barra lateral de la página de opciones

1.3 | 10-06-2016

  • Agregado: funcionalidad de filtro/búsqueda para íconos del tablero (Dashicons y Font-Awesome)

1.2.1 | 21-08-2016

  • Fixed – Plugin generated unexpected xxx output characters during activation message

1.2 | 21-08-2016

  • Eliminated: Ultimate Dashboard PRO notification
  • Aggregated: sidebar on Ultimate Dashboard options page
  • Aggregado: custom post type columns (icono, destin del enlace)
  • Tweak – Default plugin language is now English
  • Añadido: German translation

1.1 | 20-07-2016

  • Remove the limit of 5 widgets from the table

1.0.3 | 07-07-2016

  • Aggregated: All WordPress Dashicons
  • Tweak: new source for dashboard widgets (Roboto)
  • Tweak – Added an accordion to sort icon groups

1.0.2 | 07-05-2016

  • Watch the CPT movie of Ultimate Dashboard from the main menu a Dashboard > Dashboard Widgets
  • Regrouper plus descriptions when creating a dashboard widget for absolute and relative URLs


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  • Last update: 2  weeks
  • Installations actives : 30 000+
  • WordPress version: 4.6 or higher
  • Probably up to: 6.0.2
  • PHP version: 5.6 or higher
  • Idiomatic expressions :

    Version 5


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