The Right Now Module on the WordPress Dashboard
The Right Now module on the WordPress Dashboard shows what is going on in your blog right now, right this very second! The figure shows the expanded Right Now module in a brand-spanking-new WordPress blog.
The Right Now module shows the following default:
The number of posts you have: This number reflects the total number of posts you have in your WordPress blog. The number is blue, which means it’s a link that you can click. When you do, you go to the Edit Posts page, where you can edit the posts on your blog.
The number of pages: This is the number of pages on your blog, which changes as you add or delete pages. (Pages, in this context, refer to the static pages you have created in your blog.)
Clicking this link takes you to the Edit Pages page, where you can view, edit, and delete your pages.
The number of categories: This is the number of categories you have on your blog, which changes as you add and delete categories.
Clicking this link takes you to the Categories page, where you can view, edit, and delete your categories; or add brand new ones.
The number of tags: This is the number of tags you have in your blog, which changes as you add and delete tags.
Clicking this link takes you to the Tags page, where you can add new tags and view, edit, and delete your tags.
The number of comments: This is the total number of comments on your blog.
Clicking any of these four links takes you to the Edit Comments page, where you can manage the comments on your blog.
The last section of the Dashboard’s Right Now module shows the following information:
Which WordPress theme you’re using: The theme name is a link that takes you to the Manage Themes page, where you can view and activate themes on your blog.
How many widgets you’ve added to your blog: This is the number of WordPress widgets you’re using in your blog.
Search Engines Blocked: This is displayed only if you have indicated that you would like to block your blog from search engines in the privacy settings.
The version of WordPress you’re using: This is the last statement in the Right Now section. This version announcement will change if you are using an older version of WordPress. When WordPress software is upgraded, this statement tells you that you’re using an outdated version of WordPress and encourages you to upgrade to the latest version.