Is there a way to add a custom Dashboard widget?

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13 Jun, 2014 09:26 PM


We'd like to add some links to resources and contact information to the Cascade Dashboard for editor support requests. Is there a way to add a custom widget to the dashboard (and force it to be default on everyone's dashboard)?


  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 16 Jun, 2014 02:36 PM

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    Currently, it is not possible to add custom widgets (or add custom content) to the Dashboard. I believe we did discuss something along those lines during the acceptance testing for the customizable dashboard, but it did not make it into the initial implementation.

    I highly recommend posting this as a suggestion on our Idea Exchange for others to vote up and/or comment on.

    That being said, as a workaround, you could set up a starting page that is linked to from the New Content widget. This starting page could contain your links and content information and I believe can be re-used across Sites.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


  2. 2 Posted by tomlinson on 19 Jun, 2014 11:51 PM

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    Thanks Ryan!

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 20 Jun, 2014 11:05 AM

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    Not a problem at all, Rob. Thank you for contributing to the Idea Exchange.

    Have a great day!

  4. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 20 Jun, 2014 11:05 AM.

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