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 need help using WordPress, you may want to see this step-by-step tutorial on how to navigate your administration area:

If your web site is a WP site, and you have to log in and out of your admin area regularly, it’s useful to know how to customize your WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a number of quick and easy ways to customize your WordPress control panel without touching messing with web code.

Decluttering The Dashboard Section

As you begin adding more functionality to your site, the information in your dashboard can start looking quite busy …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard Section

Fortunately, you can customize your work area by hiding, minimizing and reorganizing your admin panels.

Hiding Dashboard Panels

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

Customizing Your WP Dashboard

In the main Dashboard, clicking on the Screen Options tab allows you to specify options like which panels of your Dashboard screen you want to hide or display …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Area

By hiding or displaying, you can a manageable Dashboard, and display only information that is absolutely useful …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard

Minimizing WP Dashboard Elements

As well as hiding elements, you can minimize content screens in your dashboard area by clicking on the inverted triangle icons in the corner of a panel’s title bar …

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard Area

This helps you keep your working space uncluttered. You can display/hide as much information inside your dashboard as you want …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard Section

How To Reorganize WordPress Dashboard Content Blocks

You can also reconfigure the the content sections inside your WordPress dashboard just by dragging and dropping things around …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard Section

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Many panels in your admin area can also be further configured when hovered over with your mouse. For example, here is a panel with no mouse hovering …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard Section

Hovering over the panel’s title bar with your mouse, however, displays additional configuration options …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

As well as rearranging scheme will take effect immediately …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Section

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

Hopefully, this tutorial has shown you some easy ways to customize the WordPress Dashboard without touching code or adding any plugins. All it takes is just a few clicks of your mouse button.

Customizing The WP Dashboard

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