Dashboard Welcome by PowerPack Elements gives you full control over the WordPress welcome panel using Elementor. You can personalize the dashboard with content and design built with Elementor. You can add heading, contact information, form, video, images, affiliate links, etc.
PLUS, you can display a template as per the user role.
How this works?
Create a layout with Elementor.
Go to plugin settings and select the layout from dropdown for any user role.
Dashboard Welcome for Elementor uses Appsero SDK to collect some telemetry data upon user’s confirmation. This helps us to troubleshoot problems faster & make product improvements.
Appsero SDK does not gather any data by default. The SDK only starts gathering basic telemetry data when a user allows it via the admin notice. We collect the data to ensure a great user experience for all our users.
Integrating Appsero SDK DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY start gathering data, without confirmation from users in any case.
As an avid user of Elementor, I've been on the lookout for complementary solutions to enhance the user experience. Unfortunately, the "Dashboard Welcome for Elementor" plugin hasn't met my expectations.
The primary reason for my disappointment lies in the lack of updates for the plugin for quite some time. The absence of updates could potentially lead to security issues and compatibility problems with the latest versions of WordPress and Elementor. It's crucial for plugins to be regularly maintained to ensure optimal performance and security, and this lack of ongoing support from developers is concerning.
Moreover, a critical aspect of an Elementor plugin is its ability to seamlessly integrate with the graphical style and functionalities of the editor. Unfortunately, "Dashboard Welcome for Elementor" falls short in this regard. The absence of control over graphical styling through Elementor is a significant limitation as users seek uniformity and customization without resorting to additional code or alternative solutions.
I'm disappointed that a plugin that could have potentially enhanced the Elementor user experience has been left without updates and hasn't adequately addressed integration with the editor. Ultimately, I cannot currently recommend "Dashboard Welcome for Elementor" due to its lack of active support and essential functionalities for the Elementor user experience.
Great idea! I downloaded the plugin - my slightly dyslexic brain read "Compatible up to WordPress 6.1.3" as 6.3.1, so I thought I was good to go. Spent some time creating a fabulous new Client Dashboard page for my client, but it's not showing up. Not sure what to do as it seems the author hasn't maintaining the plugin for WP updates. I hope this isn't the case, because I really like the idea very much as a client site handover tool, and would use it for all my clients' sites that I develop.
The plugin works great, some things to note though:
If you disable the welcome message in your dashboard, the created dashboard disappears (which makes sense, since it replaces the default welcome message from wordpress) but still important to keep in mind.
Using global colors/custom set colors and global fonts/custom set fonts will not work, you have to use hex colors and set the typography manually for the styles to work.
When the dashboards loads, images and text appear distorted at first. We "fixed" that in our case using a fade-in animation from animista.net
All in all pretty good plugin after adding some tweaks to the animation and styling of the dashboard.
I've used this plugin for a long time, and it never did really work properly, but the few problems weren't an issue. Now, however, I've added the plugin to my latest client site and the styling is all over the place. While I realise this is a free plugin, but if the styles don't work in the actual dashboard, then it's not really worth having. On the up side, if you're only providing text/images and no buttons, it's ok.
Honestly, I'd pay a proper license for this if it worked, but as it stands I'm afraid I will have to delete it from the sites.