How to Create a Dashboard Widget in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to create a dashboard widget? This snippet let you create your own dashboard widget that the user will see when they log in.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function your_dashboard_widget() { ?>
<h3>Hello WordPress user!</h3>
<p>Fill this with HTML or PHP.</p>
<?php };
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' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 27 best WordPress business themes for your website and how to create a custom user registration form in WordPress.

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