Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Practical Guide to WordPress Admin Dashboard

Hello guys! Welcome to a new section of my tutorials on WordPress. In this tutorial post, am going to be explaining the various sections of the WordPress dashboard to you guys.

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

Dashboard can be categorized as shown in the screenshot below. Each of this categories will be discussed in this tutorial guide.

Dashboard Menu

WordPress Dashboard provides a navigation menu  that contains some menu options such as posts, media library, pages, comments, the appearance options, plugins, users, tool and the settings on the left side of the menu.

Screen Options

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


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

Quick Draft

The 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

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

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

At a Glance
At a Glance widget displays an overview of your blog posts, number of published posts, numbers of published pages, as well as the numbers of published comments. When you click on these links, you will be taken to  there various screen. It 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 my next tutorial post, i will be discussing about the general settings.

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