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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#32754 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

"Global Dashboard" vs "User Dashboard"

Reported by: johnjamesjacoby's profile johnjamesjacoby Owned by: johnbillion's profile johnbillion
Milestone: 4.3 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.3
Component: Networks and Sites Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: multisite Cc:


In a multisite installation, when visiting the "user dashboard" (at, the toolbar menu item says:

Global Dashboard

In my opinion, this is incorrect, because in a multi-network installation, each user's dashboard is actually specific to the network it's being viewed from for that user, and is not "global" to anything.

Imagine the following URL's showing two different dashboards:


Consider that currently, there is no such thing as a global dashboard, and if we invent one the user dashboard should not be it. A truly "global" dashboard is global to the entire WordPress installation, not to any individual user, site, network, etc...

Attachments (1)

32754.01.patch (1.0 KB) - added by johnjamesjacoby 9 years ago.
String changes

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Change History (9)

9 years ago

String changes

#1 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

32754.01.patch highlights the 2 string changes I'd like to see. There are likely to be documentation changes that would accompany this, such as in 25825.3.diff.

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9 years ago

#3 @kraftbj
9 years ago

I agree. I'd like to see a Global Dashboard/Admin, etc to manage a multi-network in place in Core eventually and updating this nomenclature oddity early will help if/when something truly global is added to core.

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9 years ago

#5 @johnbillion
9 years ago

This is definitely a user dashboard, not a global dashboard. The URL says so and the is_user_admin() conditional says so.

#6 @johnbillion
9 years ago

  • Owner set to johnbillion
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 32917:

Correct the title used on the user dashboard.

Fixes #32754
Props johnjamesjacoby

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9 years ago

#8 @netweb
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.3
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