WordPress dashboard contains many features you can use easily manage your website. You can find everything on your dashboard to create a page and customize your website. Here in this post, you will find the details of the WordPress dashboard first lookup.
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Once you created your blog, you can login to the WordPress Admin area dashboard. If you feel trouble login to your admin, you can read our post below.
The first lookup of the dashboard is as given in the image below.
The dashboard is made up of 3 sections which are the admin bar, sidebar, and other inner parts. If you want to know about all these sections, you can read in detail below.
WordPress Dashboard Admin Bar
The admin bar will start appearing on all of your pages after you login to your dashboard. It looks like the image given below.
The admin bar contains the below-given items:
WordPress icon: It contains the WordPress details with the menu items like About WordPress, WordPress.org, Documentation, Support, and Feedback.
WordPress Website Homepage: When you want to visit your website homepage, you can use this admin bar item. You have just hover over the item and click the ‘Visit Site’ option.
Comments: It displays the number of comments given by your website visitors.
New: You can use this item to add a post, media, page, and user.
Admin Name and Image: When you want to check and edit the admin profile, you can use this item. It can also be used to logout from your WordPress admin.
The Sidebar of Admin Dashboard
The sidebar contains the main menu items with all the features to easily manage your website. When you first visit your dashboard, you will find the sidebar as given in the image below.
Details of Sidebar menu items
The sidebar menu contains the below-given items:
Dashboard: It contains menu options such as Home and Updates. Home is used to visit the dashboard and Updates displays the received WordPress, themes and plugin updates.
Post: With this option, you can check all your posts and edit and update them. You can also add categories and tags to your WordPress posts.
Media: Find your added image in the image library and add images to your WordPress website.
Page: Add a new page to your website or edit the existing pages with this option.
Comments: Check the number of comments and open them to reply, update and delete.
Appearance: Change the appearance, look and feel of your website. This menu item contains options like Themes, Customize, Widgets, Menus, Background and Theme Editor.
Plugins: Add more functionality to the WordPress website to perform more advanced tasks. The menu item comes with the option to add, update and delete WordPress plugins. You can also edit the plugin with the in-built plugin editor.
Users: Check admin users and other authorized users of your website. Edit, update and delete user profiles as per your requirement.
Tools: Use available tools on your WordPress website such as export data or import data. You can also check your website health if require more resources to improve performance.
Settings: The setting options such as General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, Media, Permalinks, and Privacy can be done using this menu item.
Other Inner Parts of the Dashboard
Welcome to WordPress
The welcome section of the dashboard contains the links to customize your website, add blog posts, and add pages to your website. If you want to save time visiting the menu items to open these features, you can use the welcome section.
It also offers you more actions to manage widgets, manage menus, turn on/off comments on your blog. You can hide the welcome box by clicking the ‘Dismiss’ link given at the top right side of the box.
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The quick draft box contains the form to quickly create a post with title and content. It save the post as a draft which you can modify and publish using the ‘Post’ menu option.
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At A Glance
You can check this box to get immediate lookup on your content details. For example the number of posts, pages, and comments on your website. These links are clickable and can visit the post, pages and comments sections to check, add, update and delete them.
It also display the current running versions of your WordPress CMS and activated theme.
The activity box displays the recently published posts and recent comments. You can click recent posts and comment links to check them from here. It also contains the comments link for reply, edit and delete.
The links All, Mine, Pending, Approved, Spam and Trash are the links for comments to check related content and manage them from here.
WordPress Events and News
To get WordPress recent events, news, and updates, you have to check this box. You can find recent meetups, Wordcamps and news to attend on your city for awareness on using WordPress.
The screen options box contains the checkboxes to hide and display all other boxed whose descriptions given above. You have to just click on these checkboxes to hide and display the sections.
If you want more details about the WordPress and all of its features, you can use the help section of the WordPress.
It provides links to their documentation page and support with feature details. WordPress is well documented and described with all features, functions, and its uses.