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The Practical Guide to WordPress Admin Dashboard

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on WordPress. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be explaining the various sections of the WordPress dashboard to you guys.

WordPress Dashboard is the first screen that will be displayed once you have successfully log into your Admin area for your website which will display an overview of the site. It can simply be explained as a collection of gadgets that provide information as well as an overview of what is going on with your site. You can customize your needs by writing a quick draft or replying to latest comments etc.

Dashboard can be categorized as shown in the screenshot below, we will be discussing about each of these categories in this tutorial.

Dashboard Menu

WordPress Dashboard provides a navigation menu which contains a few menu options like post, media library, pages, comments, plugins, appearance options, users, tool, as well as the settings on the left side of the menu.

Screen Options

The WordPress Dashboard holds different types of widgets that can be shown or hidden on the screen. It contains check boxes to show or hide screen options and allows us customize sections on the screen.


This includes the Customize Your Site button that lets you customize your WordPress theme. The center column contains some useful links like creating a blog post, creating a page and viewing the front end of the website. Last column contains links to widgets, menus, settings related to comments and a link to First Step With WordPress page, that is in the WordPress codex.

Quick Draft

WordPress Quick Draft is a mini post editor which allows writing, saving and publishing of post from the Admin dashboard. It includes the title of the draft, some notes about the draft and then saves it as a draft.

WordPress News

WordPress News widget displays the latest news such as software version, updates, alerts, news about the software etc. coming from the official WordPress blog.

The Activity widget includes latest comments on your website, recent post and recently published posts. It allows you approve, disapprove, edit, reply or delete comment. This category also allows you to move a comment to spam.

At a Glance
The At a Glance widget is used to display an overview of your blog posts, numbers of published posts, the number of published pages and numbers of published comments. When you click on these links, you get taken to their various screen. It also displays the current version of running WordPress along with the theme currently being used on the website.

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the general settings.

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