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 are new to WordPress, you may want to see this tutorial about your site’s admin area:

Is your site powered by WordPress? If so, and you are logging in and out of your admin area regularly, it’s useful to know how to customize the WordPress Dashboard.

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

How To Declutter Your Dashboard Screen

As you begin to add more functionality to your site, your admin area can begin to look really busy …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard Screen

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

How To Hide WordPress Dashboard Panels

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

How To Customize The WP Dashboard Area

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

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Area

By ticking or unticking boxes, you can achieve a sparse-looking admin dashboard, and view only useful information …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

Minimizing WordPress Dashboard Panels

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

Customizing Your WP Dashboard Screen

This helps you keep your work area uncluttered. You can display/hide as much information inside your dashboard section as you like …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard

How To Reorganize WordPress Dashboard Panels

You can also reorganize the layout of your WordPress dashboard just by dragging and dropping these around …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard Area

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Some admin panels allow you to configure additional settings that may not be obvious at first glance …

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard Section

If you hover over the panel with your mouse, however, you will see a link appear that lets you further configure the information …

Customizing Your WP Dashboard

As well as being able to rearrange information inside your dashboard, you can also change the colour scheme of your admin sections directly from within your WordPress settings, or by using plugins …

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard Area

To change the colour scheme of your dashboard, click on the “Howdy, Your UserName” tab at the very top right hand corner of your dashboard and select Edit My Profile

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard

You can also get to this screen by clicking on Your Profile in the admin menu …

Customizing Your WP Dashboard

Remember to click the Update Profile button before leaving this section to save your changes …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

Your new dashboard color scheme will take effect immediately …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard Screen

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

Hopefully, now you know how to customize the site’s admin area without modifying web code or adding any plugins. All it takes is just a few clicks of your mouse button.

Customizing Your WP Dashboard Screen

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