Dashboard is the first screen that we reach when we login into the administration are of the blog. The very purpose of dashboard is to give an overview of what is done on your blog. You could view your news, drafts, posts and comments posted by users. You can also put up a simple post using the quick press. Simply speaking it is a kind of a bird’s eye view of your blog.
When you build a website, it is quite important to control the WordPress dashboard. Here in this article we bring 10 WordPress dashboard hacks that will enable you to customize your dashboard and keep only the necessary things that you need. Check these out.
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Remove dashboard menus
While building a WordPress blog for a client, it could be a good idea to know his requirements. He may not need some of the menus displayed on the dashboard. You are simply required to paste the code displayed below in the functions.php file from your theme directory.
Define your own login logo
Instead of the WordPress logo, if you see your own logo on the and the name of his firm on the login page, won’t it be great. Custom admin branding is a plugin that can do the trick for you. Paste this hack in your functions.php file.
Replace dashboard logo with yours
Same as the login logo on the login page, you could change the WordPress logo on the dashboard as well. Copy the following code to your functions.php file.
Disable the “please upgrade now” message
WordPress keeps updating newer versions and it is actually a fact that for security reasons you should upgrade to a higher and better versions. However if you want to wipe off that ‘Please upgrade now’ message on your website, you just need to copy the code below to your functions.php file.
Remove dashboard widgets
Your blog site would be obviously displaying dashboard widgets and you do know how useful they could be. But if you don’t need some of the widgets or none at all, you could remove them with ease. The code displayed below will help you to remove WordPress dashboard widgets. Copy and paste to your functions.php file.
Add custom widgets to WordPress dashboard
Now if you want to add widgets to your dashboard, its no hard task. With this code displayed below you could create your own widgets and for that just copy and paste this code on your functions.php file.
Change WordPress dashboard colors
It will now be possible to change WordPress dashboard colors, font colors or even display colors and all this without any need to edit WordPress core files. The code shown below allows a basic style change in which the grey header would be changed to blue and you could also add various styles of your choice as well. Just copy and paste the following code to your functions.php file.
Provide help messages
If your client for whom you designed the dashboard encounters some kind of problem with any aspect of the dashboard, you could help him by adding a custom help messages for the blog administrator. Just copy and paste the following code to your functions.php file.
Monitor your server in WordPress dashboard
This dashboard widget will allow you to easily monitor your server directly from WordPress dashboard. Copy and paste the following code to your functions.php file.
Remove dashboard widgets according to user role
If you own a multi-user blog and want to hide some confidential details, you could hide those widgets. This hack can do it for your blog. Copy and paste the following code to your functions.php file.