I'm wondering how I go about modifying three different things. Please keep in mind that I just installed WP for the first time 48 hours ago, so I'm a newbie. Be gentle! ;-)
1) I want to remove all of the development blog information, news, etc. from Dashboard. All I want is stuff related to my site. (This is not only for myself, but for those people who register as users. When they log in they'll see all that and just get confused.)
2) If I promote someone from a Subscriber to a Contributor, I don't want them to have access to the
Database functions from their view of the Dashboard. How do I remove that access from their login area? (And generally speaking, if I wanted to change the areas accessible to Subscribers,Contributors, Authors or Editors would it be the same process?)
3) On the Post page, I want to move the Categories and Modify Date settings up on the right hand side of the page. Where / How would I accomplish this?
Thanks in advance,