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Dynamic Favorites


Populates the favorites drop down menu, introduced in 2.7, with links based on actual page accesses. Lists the pages you actually use most.

Tracks admin page accesses and maintains a running total of those page accesses. Based on the top admin page accesses, this plugin will display a configurable number of favorites in the drop down menu.


  1. Use the plugin updater in WordPress or…
  2. Delete the previous dynamic-favorites folder from the /wp-content/plugins/
  3. Upload the new dynamic-favorites folder to the /wp-content/plugins/
  4. Optional: Visit the options page in the Admin at Settings>Dynamic Favorites


  1. Just install and activate.
  2. Optional: Visit the options page in the Admin at Settings>Dynamic Favorites to set the limit of items to disaplay in the favorites drop down.
  3. Optional: Visit your profile to reset your list of items in the favorites menu.


  • Admin Favorites Drop Down Menu


  1. Upload the dynamic-favorites folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install directly through the plugin installer.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress or by using the link provided by the plugin installer
  3. Optional: Visit the options page in the Admin at Settings>Dynamic Favorites to configure the number of favorites to display in the drop down.

NOTE: See “Other Notes” for Upgrade and Usage Instructions as well as other pertinent topics.


How can I show more items in my favorites menu?

Browse to Settings>Dynamic Favorites and enter a new limit. The default is 5.

Can I reset the links in my favorites drop down?

Yes. Visit your profile page and select true from the Reset Dymanic Favorites drop down and then click Update Profile.


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1.3 (2008-02-04):

  • XHTML 1.0 fixes for links in drop down

1.2 (2009-01-27):

  • Fixed function reference for call to add the options page

1.1 (2009-01-26):

  • Added prepare statements for the sql queries
  • Added additional ignores
  • Code cleanup

1.0 (2009-01-15):

  • Initial Public Release