How to Arrange Your WordPress Dashboard
You can arrange the order of the modules on your WordPress Dashboard to suit your tastes. WordPress places a great deal of emphasis on user experience, and a big part of that effort results in your ability to create a Dashboard that you find most useful. Happily, changing the modules that are displayed, and the order in which they’re displayed, is easy.
In the following steps, you move the Right Now module so that it displays on the right side of your Dashboard page and learn how to remove modules:
Hover your mouse pointer over the title bar of the Recent Comments module.
When hovering over the box title, your mouse cursor changes to the Move cursor (a cross with arrows on a PC or the hand cursor on a Mac).
Click and hold your mouse button and drag the Recent Comments module to the right side of the screen.
As you drag the box, a light-gray box with a dotted border appears on the right side of your screen. That gray box is a guide that shows you where you should drop the module.
Release the mouse button when you have the Recent Comments module in place.
The Recent Comments module is now positioned on the right side of your Dashboard page.
The other modules on the left shift up to fill the space left by the Recent Comments module, and the modules on the right side shift down to make room for the Recent Comments module.
(Optional) Click once on the title bar of the Right Now module.
The module collapses. Click the title bar again, and the module expands. You can keep that module opened or closed based on your own preference.
If you find that your Dashboard contains a few modules you just never use, you can get rid of them by clicking the Screen Options button at the top of the Dashboard.
The Screen Options menu opens, displaying the title of each module with check boxes to the left of each title.
Deselect the module you want to hide on your Dashboard.
The check mark is removed from the box, and the module disappears from your Dashboard.
If you remove a module in the Screen Options and later find that you want it back, you can always revisit the Screen Options panel and re-enable the module by selecting the check box next to the name of the module you want to show on your Dashboard.