Dashboard Summary Plugin
I stumbled across this little plugin from Greg Sweet a few weeks ago. I’ve run it on a few sites, and I think it’s just a great little free upgrade to the “At a Glance” widget on the WordPress Dashboard. (Here I mean the thing that’s labelled Dashboard, not the general “back end administration area.”) It’s simplest to understand what it does by looking. Here is what it shows on the “Content” tab (here on WPShout):
I’m still unsure all this extra data is useful enough that I’ll make a point of installing this simple little plugin everywhere, but I sure like it enough to encourage you to give it a look.