The New WordPress 2.7 Dashboard

WordPress blog has posted a detailed article about the New Dashboard in WordPress 2.7. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going to happen to the Dashboard over the next couple of weeks before launch. Menus: when you arrive at your Dashboard the first time, two sections of the navigation will be expanded: the Dashboard section and the Posts section. […]

WordPress blog has posted a detailed article about the New Dashboard in WordPress 2.7. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going to happen to the Dashboard over the next couple of weeks before launch.

  • Menus: when you arrive at your Dashboard the first time, two sections of the navigation will be expanded: the Dashboard section and the Posts section.
  • Contextual Access Tabs: In the upper right, drop-tabs provide access to contextual features displayed in a layer that appears between the header and the main working area. Screen Options will allow you to choose which modules to display on the current screen.
  • Module Layout: In addition to using the Options tab to decide which modules to display on the Dashboard, all the modules on the Dashboard may be moved up or down or between columns using drag and drop. Modules also may be collapsed or expanded by clicking the title bar, allowing another level of screen customization.
  • Right Now: contains the same data as before, but it’s been rearranged to provide a clearer display.
  • Stats
  • QuickPress: provides the ability to start or publish a simple post from the Dashboard when you don’t need the full feature set of the Add New Post screen.
  • Recent Drafts: displays the five most recent drafts with the date they were created.
  • Feeds: News feeds of WordPress-related news
  • Incoming Links
  • Hooks: Plugins hooks
  • Recent Comments: displays the most recent comments, however, you now can moderate comments directly from this Dashboard module, including the new Comment Reply feature.