Customizing the Dashboard
You're an individual (and so am I; we have so much in common!), and I'm sure that you'd like to make the Dashboard all yours. WordPress gives you the option to customize the appearance of your Dashboard. In the top-right corner, you see a gray rectangle labeled Screen Options (refer to Figure 4.1 earlier in this chapter). When you click it, a menu of display options for your Dashboard appears (Figure 4.13).
Figure 4.13 The Dashboard screen options. Anything with a check is displayed; unchecked items are not.
All the modules available for your Dashboard are listed here. By default, they're all checked, which means that they appear in your Dashboard. If you clear a module's check box, that module is removed from your Dashboard. (To bring it back, just check its box again at any time.)
The Screen Options menu also lets you customize the number of columns in your Dashboard, from one to four.
In addition, you can rearrange the modules in your Dashboard by dragging and dropping them. When you hover over the header of a module, the cursor turns into a cross; click and hold the mouse button to move the module around on the page. When you release the mouse button, the module snaps into place.