Have you ever wanted an easy way to check the overall state of your blog?
Well I did, but could never come up with a good solution. Flash forward a couple of days/weeks/months and I run across a proposal by UI Guru mpt on the WordPress Wiki. I thought that layout was genius, and I had to have it… now.
So after 4 or 5 hours of hacking and testing, enter wp-glance.
wp-glance gives you an easily readable UI to get up to the date information concerning your WordPress powered weblog. From the local time of the webserver your blog resides on, to a smattering of page view statistics (powered by my lovely wp-yansp aka Yet Another Stats Plugin of course!), and a plethora of fun info. You can find a screenshot of the page over here
Once implemented, wp-glance will replace your index.php file within your /wp-admin/ directory.