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How To Create a Dashboard Widget

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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.

Instructions:

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: How to Install Google Analytics on Your WordPress Site.

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