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I wanted to know if it is possible to completely override wordpress user dashboard.

  1. I want to delete the upper bar when logging in ("the grey bar at the top"), and only take user to the original dashboard when they press "create post"(I'll create a button for that").
  2. Another functionality that I want to achieve is to "pull" notifications from original dashboard (i.e. when someone comments to a user's post), I want the user to see it, but displaying it in a "facebook like" notification icons.

I'm not expecting anyone to tell me exactly how do it, just direct me to the files of WordPress that are responsible for these features or maybe show me some guides.

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You are asking multiple questions here. Please try to focus your questions at one thing at a time, it's easier to provide clear and comprehensive answers that way. – Rarst May 31 '13 at 17:19
What does "completely override" means? That you want a front-end dashboard? The grey bar is the Admin Bar and there are multiple topics here about it. And what do you mean by "pull notifications"? What notifications? Here, another search query that you may find interesting. – brasofilo May 31 '13 at 17:29
Hi, sorry for not being clear. I dont want the users which login in to my site to see the admin bar at all, but the problem is that the admin bar has a notification functionalty (it shows who commented your posts) so I still want to have this option, just in a different look (since I want to cancel the admin bar). – user1108310 May 31 '13 at 23:20

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