Is it possible to display a support information box in the backend? For example, for specific users? Like mail, telephone number, and so on? Similar to the "Welcome to WordPress!" box.

  • Yes, it should be possible. Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 9:59
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    I recommend you to read The Dashboard Widgets API which makes it very simple to add new widgets to the administration dashboard. Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 10:04

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Take a look at custom dashboard widget usage :





I have included the code you need copied from the reference link 3rd link which will allow you to add a custom dashboard widget.

Add this to your functions.php and customise as you wish.

    add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'my_custom_dashboard_widgets');

function my_custom_dashboard_widgets() {
global $wp_meta_boxes;

wp_add_dashboard_widget('custom_help_widget', 'Theme Support', 'custom_dashboard_help');

function custom_dashboard_help() {
echo '<p>Welcome to Custom Blog Theme! Need help? Contact the developer <a href="mailto:[email protected]">here</a>. For WordPress Tutorials visit: <a href="http://www.wpbeginner.com" target="_blank">WPBeginner</a></p>';
  • RTFM is not a real answer :( Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 10:10
  • Providing the manuals and references to step by step how to's should be enough. But point taken, i have added a code snippet as well.
    – Randomer11
    Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 10:19

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