Ideas for a dashboard / widget system?
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:05 AM
I am developing a dashboard process module with which you are able to configure and display individual widget modules. As a beginning I created a PageList widget with which you can display the page tree (the one from the standard admin home at the moment). I also created a ListPages widget with which you can display all sorts of page lists (like "recent pages", "your recent pages", "latest news" etc.).
What I want to know from you is: What what you expect from such a dashboard as additional functionality? I think some sort of statistics would be nice (total pages etc.) but also charts from statistic solutions like GA and Piwik. But beside that? Any suggestions?
Edit: While writing this... latest images and latest files also makes sense I guess.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:54 AM
- Server stats (maybe using http://phpsysinfo.sourceforge.net/)
- Admin messaging system (am I getting carried away here?)
- Depending on installed modules, latest comments etc, or provide an interface for other module developers to add widgets (I really am getting carried away)
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:57 AM
Admin messaging system (am I getting carried away here?)
A bit Messaging is not a dashboard's task I think.
Depending on installed modules, latest comments etc, or provide an interface for other module developers to add widgets (I really am getting carried away)
Comments: Good idea. The widget system is very easy to develop for. Other developers can/SHOULD easily develop widgets for it.
I think of the Piwik dashboard widgets. Easy to customize, easy to configure.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:04 AM
Server stats (maybe using http://phpsysinfo.sourceforge.net/)
For which purpose?
weather, sudoku, stock market
This is all possible. But I am more looking for PW-related tasks. Something everyone could use for productivity.
How about a simple to-do list widget?
Certainly possible. But not for a first release. But a good point though: Some "quick edit" features for pages like checking/unchecking checkboxes, publishing etc. Good point
Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:34 PM
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