How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

Learn ways to customize your WordPress dashboard without editing code …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

Your WordPress Site Administration AreaIf you not familiar with the WordPress Dashboard, you may want to see this tutorial on how to navigate your site’s administration area:

Is your website powered by WordPress? If so, and you are logging in and out of your admin area regularly, then it pays to know how to customize your WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a number of quick and easy ways to customize the WordPress control panel without editing any code.

How To Declutter Your Dashboard Section

As your site grows, your dashboard area can start to look really busy …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard Area

Fortunately, you can “tidy up” your WordPress dashboard by hiding, minimizing and reorganizing your admin panels.

Hiding WP Dashboard Panels

The Screen Options tab is found in the top-right corner of your WordPress admin screen, in the header section …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard Area

In the main Dashboard, clicking on the Screen Options tab lets you configure options like which panels of your Dashboard work area you want to hide/display …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard

By choosing to keep some elements hidden, you can organize your admin dashboard, and display only necessary information …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard Screen

How To Minimize Dashboard Elements

You can also minimize content screens inside your admin area by clicking on the little inverted triangle in the corner of a panel’s title bar …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard Area

This will help keep your work space uncluttered. You can display/hide as much of the information inside your dashboard section as you like …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Screen

Rearranging WordPress Dashboard Content Blocks

You can also rearrange the layout of your site’s dashboard using “drag and drop” …

Customizing The WP Dashboard Screen

useful tip

Some information panels inside your dashboard let you configure additional display settings and may not be obvious at first glance …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

Hovering over the panel’s title bar, however, displays the ability to further configure this panel …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard

As well as reorganizing scheme will take effect immediately …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard Area

To learn more about customizing your WordPress admin colors, see the tutorial below:

Hopefully, this tutorial has shown you some simple ways to customize your WordPress Dashboard without messing with code or adding additional plugins. All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse button.

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard Area

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