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WordCamp Dashboard Widget


Disclaimer: Plugin development is in progress & we are constantly improving the code. If you think code can be improved or have any suggestion feel free to send a PR or open an issue.

We have created this plugin out of personal need to have quick access to list of upcoming WordCamps right from the wp-admin. Plugin displays a widget on dashboard containing the list of upcoming WordCamps with options to search, sort & navigate through list along with direct link to respective wordcamp website. Data is fetched using JSON API (from and stored in transient for better performance, which is refreshed every day to reflect new data.


  • Simply activate and widget will displayed on dashboard
  • To display elsewhere use the Shortcode [wordcamps]
  • If your using visual composer you widget for the same is available

Features coming in v1.0

1.Option to refresh data
2.Re-write plugin code
3.Improve data fetching
4.Creating shortcode to display WordCamp list anywhere on website
5.Option to filter wordcamps based on users location/country

If you have any suggestions/Feature request that you would like to see in the upcoming releases , feel free to let us know in the issues section



  • Widget in action


From your WordPress dashboard

1.Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
2.Search for ‘WordCamp Dashboard Widget’ or upload zip file
3.Activate “Wordcamp Dashboard Widget” from your Plugins page

Manual Installation

1.Download “WordCamp Dashboard Widget”
2.Upload the ‘wordcamp-dashboard-widget’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
3.Activate “WordCamp Dashboard Widget” from your Plugins page.


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Contributors & Developers

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




Released on 3rd February 2016

  • Code refactoring to meet WordPress VIP standards
  • UI Tweak
  • Shortcode Support
  • Visual Composer Support


Released on 22nd November 2016

  • Fixed UI to to be inline with WordPress
  • Added Twitter profile and hashtag for the WordCamps
  • Fixed fatal error on date conversion


Released on 10th October 2016

  • Fixed fatal error on plugin activation
  • Fixed wp_remote_get() fatal error to catch and show user friendly error message
  • Funcitons, text & comments renaming/typos
  • Code comments added at required places
  • Developer friendly error message for easy troubleshooting
  • Fixed cURL error 51 (On some servers)
  • Fixed incorrect WordCamp data sorting (Sorting by date)
  • Fixed cURL error 28: Operation timed out after 5000 milliseconds
  • Fixed scripts & styles to load only on main dashboard page


Released on 6th October 2016

  • Functions renamed to be unique (as suggested by plugin review)
  • Datatables jquery plugin included locally to remove dependency (as suggested by plugin review)
  • plugin page assets removed
  • Readme updated


Released on 28th September 2016

  • Initial plugin release