Just a quick introduction; Over the past few months I have been building a multi-author content portal. One of the few things I was trying to fully customize was the WordPress Dashboard. Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be any existing plugins that were available (for free, at least). Being a cheapo, I decided to build this myself.
I can currently perform the following
- Re-order metaboxes both as the 'default' layout and to set a permanent layout (if required)
- Re-format each metabox for highlighting of important areas
- Fully customize the Welcome to WordPress metabox
Ofcourse, functionality around conditional displays based on user capabilities can also be built into it.
This post is simply a expression of interest into whether there is an audience for this plugin. If there is enough interest, I am happy to build a full plugin to perform all of the above (as there is a lack of an existing plugin).