Top 5 WordPress Dashboard Plugins

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Posted 3 years ago


Top 5 WordPress Dashboard Plugins

Bloggers always have many tasks to perform. Things like monitoring ad revenue, checking stats, as well as interacting on social media are some of the tasks that bloggers spend time on.

All these things require time. Now, with the availability of a few helpful WordPress plugins, bloggers can save time by performing tasks from the WordPress dashboard. By doing so, bloggers can see a quick snapshot overview of everything, thereby saving time.

Here are my picks for the top 5 plugins WordPress dashboard plugins:

1. Analytics 360

With the help of the Analytics360 plugin, you can pull together Google Analytics and MailChimp data straight into your dashboard. This can be done by means of displaying them on a subpage under the WordPress dashboard. With this plugin, you can easily access analytics tools such as managing mailing lists, and visualizing site traffic, all  without leaving WordPress. To use this plugin, you do need a Google Analytics account, but you don’t necessarily have to be a Mailchimp user. This plugin makes life easy for a blogger by letting you access robust analytics tools without leaving WordPress.

Some of the features of this plugin are:

  • Ability to visualize a site’s traffic trends
  • Chart the growth of your mailing list
  • Break down traffic through search and direct referrals with Google Analytics

2. Feedburner Stats (reworked for PHP 5.3)

This is another simple plugin that allows the user to view and manage FeedBurner stats from within the WordPress admin interface. This plugin is based on Feed Stats for WordPress. Here, the stats for your feed can be visualized from “Feed Stats” page that is placed in the “Dashboard” of WordPress. You can view statistics like Subscribers, Hits, Reach, Item Clickthroughs and Item Views.

3. Twitter Tools

The Twitter Tools plugin allows you to create integration between your Twitter account, and your WordPress blog. Using this unique plugin, WordPress users can easily manage their Twitter posts. The main benefit of this plugin is that it allows you to Tweet directly from the dashboard. You do not need to open another browser tab to do so.

With this plugin, you can automatically Tweet about new posts. You can also create a collection of Tweets and publish them on your blog. You can even Tweet from any page on the blog.

This plugin offers the following features:

  • Connect numerous Twitter accounts
  • Collect tweets from your Twitter accounts
  • Generate a blog post from each of your tweets

4. Full Comments on Dashboard

The Full Comments on Dashboard plugin is a very effective plugin that displays full comments in the Recent Comments Box in WordPress. Though the Recent Comments Box in WordPress assists in handling and replying to comments easily, it displays only the comment excerpt. To view the full comment, the user has to load another page. But now, with the availability of the Full Comments on Dashboard plugin, this limitation can easily be bypassed. This plugin extends the default widget to feature the full comment, thereby making it easy to reply properly.

5. Plugin Central

The Plugin Central is an all-inclusive WordPress plugin solution. This plugin manages all other plugins for WordPress. With the help of Plugin Central, you can easily install plugins by naming them. You can also link them to a zip folder and add several plugins together. You can update all your existing plugins directly from the dashboard.

The main features of Plugin Central are:

  • Install plugins directly by either naming them or by using the URL to the zip file.
  • Allows easy movement of your plugins from one blog to another with the help of the multiple-plugin installation feature.
  • Shows the plugin status on the Dashboard of plugins that needs to be updated.
  • Enables updating of all plugins with one click.

– Ady Sachdeva


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