The WordPress Screen Options Tab

Learn about the WordPress Screen Options tab in this tutorial …

The WordPress Screen Options Tab

The WordPress Screen Options TabIn this tutorial, we’ll look at the WordPress Screen Options tab – a feature of WordPress that can help you display ‘hidden’ options, view additional functions and settings, and customize different sections of your WordPress administration area.

Display Hidden Options And Customize Sections Of Your WordPress Dashboard

Next time you log into your WordPress Dashboard, take a look at the top right-hand corner of your screen. You should see a tab called ‘Screen Options’ …

The WordPress Screen Options Tab

(The WordPress Screen Options Tab)

Depending on which section of WordPress you are working on and what plugins you have installed on your site, clicking on the ‘Screen Options’ tab will reveal a range of additional ‘hidden’ options for that section …

Clicking on the Screen Options reveals additional options

(Clicking on the Screen Options reveals additional options)

Ticking and unticking checkboxes in the ‘Screen Options’ tab lets you hide or display the features available for that section. You can also adjust settings here, such as the number of items to display in a menu or list, or view lists in different ways.

For example, if you go to your WordPress dashboard, you will see options to display or hide information panels like the Welcome, At a Glance, Activity, WordPress Events and News, etc …

WordPress Dashboard - Screen Options

(WordPress Dashboard – Screen Options)

If you’re looking at your Posts screen, you will see options to display or hide fields like Author, Categories, Tags, Pagination, View Mode, etc …

WordPress Posts - Screen Options

(WordPress Posts – Screen Options)

And if you are working inside a post, you will see options related to displaying or hiding elements of the edit post screen, such as Revisions, Excerpt, Comments, Featured Image, etc. …

Edit Post - Screen Options

(Edit Post – Screen Options)

In most cases, ticking or unticking checkboxes in the Screen Options tab will display or hide screen elements immediately. Some options require clicking the ‘Apply’ button to configure the screen …

Display or hide screen options by ticking or unticking checkboxes!

(Display or hide screen options by ticking or unticking checkboxes!)

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If there are no available options for a specific section or screen, the ‘Screen Options’ tab will not display …

The 'Screen Options' tab does not display on all WordPress sections!

(The ‘Screen Options’ tab does not display on all WordPress sections!)

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If you can’t find what you’re looking for next time you’re working in your WordPress administration area, check the ‘Screen Options’ tab. Chances are, the function or option you’re looking for is there but it’s just hidden from view.

Hopefully, this tutorial has given you a better understanding of the WordPress ‘Screen Options’ tab and how to use it.

The WordPress Screen Options Tab

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WordPress Widgets – A Practical Guide For Non-Techies

Widgets are one of the main basic buiding blocks of WordPress and one of its most powerful and versatile features.

WordPress Widgets – A Practical Guide For Non-Techies

WordPress Widgets - A Practical Guide For Non-Techies

Widgets are one of the main basic buiding blocks of WordPress and one of its most powerful and versatile features.

This section provides detailed step-by-step tutorials for non-techies that explain what widgets are and provide practical examples of using widgets to enhance your website, display different types of content, add new functionality to your header and footer sections, sidebar menus, and much more!

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Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

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The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

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In the Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners, we show you how to log in and log out of your WordPress site, how to navigate inside your WordPress Dashboard area, how to create new Pages or Posts, add and format content (text, images, videos, etc.), and so much more … without coding skills!

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How To Log In And Out Of WordPress

If you have followed our WordPress DIY Installation Tutorials or had WordPress installed for you by someone like a website developer, you should have your login details available (login URL, username and password).

WordPress Login Screen

(WordPress Login Screen)

The tutorials below explain how to log in and log out of WordPress and what to do if you experience difficulties accessing your WordPress site’s administration area (called the ‘WordPress Dashboard’):

How To Navigate Inside Your WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard

(The WordPress Dashboard)

After logging into your WordPress Dashboard, you will be presented with all of the WordPress features and options that allow you to be fully in control of your web presence. The tutorials below explain how to navigate and use the main features of your WordPress Dashboard:

How To Configure Useful WordPress Settings

WordPress Settings Menu

(WordPress Settings Menu)

We recommend configuring your WordPress site’s main settings before launching your web presence. There are many times, however, when you may want to change your settings, such as setting a specific page on as your home page, or creating a blog section to display your latest blog posts, etc.

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How To Create Posts And Pages

WordPress Menu - Posts & Pages

(WordPress Menu – Posts & Pages)

WordPress uses Posts and Pages to create, edit, and publish content to your site. The tutorial sections below explain the differences between using WordPress Posts and Pages, show you how to use Posts and Pages to manage your content online, and cover some of the unique and powerful features of WordPress Posts and Pages:

How To Use WordPress Posts

WordPress Posts Section

(WordPress Posts Section)

Learn how to use WordPress Posts using the tutorials below:

How To Use WordPress Pages

WordPress Pages Section

(WordPress Pages Section)

Learn how to use WordPress Pages using the tutorials below:

How To Add Content To WordPress

Learn how to easily publish all types of content using WordPress!

(Learn how to easily publish all types of content using WordPress!)

WordPress lets you easily add, edit and publish all kinds of information online. Complete the tutorials below to learn how to publish information online using WordPress:

How To Add Text-Based Content To WordPress

How To Add Text To WordPress

How To Add Images To WordPress

How To Add Images To WordPress

How To Add Videos To WordPress

How To Add Videos To WordPress

How To Add Other Media Types To WordPress

How To Add Other Media To WordPress

How To Use Main WordPress Features

WordPress puts you in complete control of your web presence!

(WordPress puts you in complete control of your web presence!)

WordPress provides many powerful and unique features that allow you to expand, enhance, and customize your website’s functionality, web design, page layout, and improve your site users’ experience.

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WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins Section

(WordPress Plugins Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to add all types of functionality to your WordPress site or blog using plugins:

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WordPress Themes

WordPress Themes Section

(WordPress Themes Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress themes to create a flexible web presence with completely customizable web design:

WordPress Widgets

WordPress Widgets Section

(WordPress Widgets Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress widgets to enhance your web presence with configurable layouts and functionality:

WordPress Menus

WordPress Menus Section

(WordPress Menus Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress custom menus to improve the ease of navigation on your site for visitors:

Other WordPress Features

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

(WordPress Mobile App)

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to use additional features of WordPress:

How To Enhance Your WordPress Site

How To Enhance Your WordPress Site

As you become a more confident and competent WordPress user, you will discover that with WordPress, almost anything you need to do or can imagine doing with your site is possible.

Go through the tutorials below to learn just some of the many things you can do to enhance your WordPress website or blog:

Additional WordPress Tutorials

Additional WordPress Tutorials

After mastering the basics of using WordPress, the next step is to learn how to manage and promote your site.

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How To Manage Your WordPress Site

How To Manage Your WordPress Site

All websites require management and regular maintenance. The tutorials below cover a number of areas related to managing and maintaining your WordPress site:

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How To Promote Your WordPress Site

How To Promote Your WordPress Site

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