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WP Dashboard Chat


WP Dashboard Chat allows admins to communicate via a widget which displays on the Admin Dashboard. It’s perfect for quickly getting messages out to all your sites writers or having a formal meeting. Features include, @ mentions and replies, live updating, Gravatar support, auto-linking and HTML formatting. Many more coming soon!


  • The chat interface.


  1. Upload the ‘wp-dashboard-chat’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install via the wordpress plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Visit the Dashboard home page to start using the plugin


Is the chat live?

Yes! Well, pretty close to it. As of now, it updates every few seconds.

Can I set the minimum user level who can see the chat?

Not yet, but in a version coming very soon, you will be able to.


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Contributors & Developers

“WP Dashboard Chat” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed issue where chat would only show 10 recent messages


  • Database collation, engine and character set updated
  • Chat now makes use of HTML5 data attribute
  • Improved language and text format support
  • Unsafe HTML now escaped
  • Getting closer to an options screen
  • Posting messages should now be faster


  • Tweaked a few small things and tested updating


  • Redesigned UI
  • Abstraction of code
  • Compatibility with jQuery 1.7