[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #5750: New Dashboard Interface

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Thu Feb 21 21:13:37 GMT 2008

#5750: New Dashboard Interface
 Reporter:  mdawaffe                 |        Owner:  mdawaffe
     Type:  enhancement              |       Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  2.5     
Component:  Administration           |      Version:          
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |  
Comment (by mdawaffe):

 Many of these new widgets are based on RSS feeds.  We know when a feed is

 It's silly to always do another HTTP request (via AJAX) just to load some
 content we already have stored in the cache.

 Further more, the widgets are just big white boxes until they get AJAX
 populated.  A "Loading..." message would be nice so that people know
 what's up.

  1. If the all the feeds for a widget are cached and not stale, just
 output the content.
  2. If feeds are not cached or cache is stale, output "Loading..." message
 (yes, Matt, with an ellipsis entity :) ), and AJAX load feed.
  3. light docs for dashboard widgets.

 Accomplished via:
  1. {{{wp_dashboard_cached_rss_widget()}}}
  2. A bunch of per-widget callback functions.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5750#comment:15>
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