WordPress Dashboard is a first screen which will be seen when you login to the administration area of your blog which will display the overview of the website. It mainly represents everything that is happening with your blog. You can check everything here related to your post. It gives you the updates about your website. If you want to change your password or change any type of setting this is the place where you need to come.
All the content of dashboard is grouped into widgets. You can be hide/show these widgets as per your requirement. Their positions can also be changed using drag and drop action.
Features of WordPress Dashboard
- Admin Bar
- At a Glance
- Screen Option
- Quick Draft
- Wordpress News
- Welcome to wordpress
- Admin Sidebar menu
1. Admin Bar : The black bar at the top represents admin bar. It only displays when admin is logged in. That’s why this is called admin bar. WordPress Top Admin Bar provides some shortcuts links, which include notifications about plugins updates, user comments, write or edit the post, user options, etc. You can see that it will be available on all pages of WordPress after login, for your convenience.
2. At a Glance : This section gives an overview of your blog’s posts, number of published posts and pages, and number of comments. When you click on these links, you will be taken to the respective screen. It displays the current version of running WordPress along with the currently running theme on the site.
3. Screen Option : The WordPress screen option is related to the current page customization, and it may contain some checkboxes to show and hide some screen options.
4. Quick Draft : The Quick Draft is a mini post editor which allows writing, saving and publishing a post from admin dashboard. It includes the title for the draft, some notes about the draft and save it as a Draft.
5. WordPress News : This widget displays latest blog posts from the WordPress official blogs. Look at the top right corner if you’ll click on this arrow, this widget will hide.
6. Welcome to WordPress : This is displayed at the top middle of the dashboard. There is a button to customize your site using different themes. It contains different links to create blog, view your site and many more. There is an option at the top right corner to remove this widget. If you want to remove it you can. But if you want it back, click on screen options drop-down menu.
7. Activity : There is an option at the top right corner to remove this widget. If you want to remove it you can. But if you want it back, click on screen options drop-down menu.
8. Admin Sidebar menu : WordPress Admin Sidebar Menu provides main admin options, which include links such as Posts, Media, Pages, Comments, Appearance, Plugins, Users, Tools, Settings, etc., used to handle your entire website components.
Dashboard – Display received updates.
Appearance – It changes the appearance of your site.
Posts – It Manage posts on your blog.
Plugins – extend capabilities of the website and manage them and these are used to make a blog more attractive and affective.
Media – Manage media content library like images, audio and video.
Users – shows all your site’s users. Allows editing your site by changing password and name.
Pages – creating and managing pages.
Comments – display all the comments on your blog.
Tools – setting of website.