Create dashboard widget

Historically, I’ve never been a huge fan of the WordPress Dashboard.  Not because I don’t think it’s a good idea, but mostly because I don’t use it.  Before I turned this into a WordPress / PHP development blog, I posted infrequently and never saw the point of having a dashboard view.  Now that I have traffic, and hope to get more (*crosses fingers*), I’m spending a lot of time there.  Since I’m spending so much time on the dashboard, I thought I might make a bit more useful with a widget.

Adding this PHP code to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will add your custom dashboard widget. This is just the basic building blocks of your own custom dashboard widget.



function your_dashboard_widget() {
<h3>Hello WordPress user!</h3>
<p>Fill this with HTML or PHP.</p>
function add_your_dashboard_widget() {
wp_add_dashboard_widget( 'your_dashboard_widget', __( 'Widget Title!' ), 'your_dashboard_widget' );
add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'add_your_dashboard_widget' );

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