The Dashboard is the first screen you see when you log into the administration area of your site. The main idea of the dashboard is to give you a place where you can get an at-a-glance overview of what’s happening with your blog. You can catch up on news, view your draft posts, see who’s linking to you or how popular your content’s been, quickly put out a no-frills post, or check out and moderate your latest comments.
Configuring the Dashboard
Just like many of the administration screens, you can configure the Dashboard by showing/hiding, opening/closing, and moving modules.