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 admin section, go here for a detailed tutorial about your admin area:

If your website or blog was built using the WP CMS platform, and you have to log in and out of your admin area regularly, you may want to customize your WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, you will learn a number of quick and easy things you can do to customize the WordPress backend without touching any code.

How To Declutter The Dashboard

As your site grows, your admin area can start to get really cluttered …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

Fortunately, you can customize the admin area by hiding, minimizing and rearranging your Dashboard panels.

How To Hide WordPress Dashboard Panels

The Screen Options feature is located in the top-right corner of your WP administration screen, in the header area …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard

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 WP Dashboard

By choosing to keep some elements hidden, you can organize your Dashboard, and view only necessary information …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Screen

How To Minimize Dashboard Elements

You can also minimize the information blocks in your admin area by clicking on the symbol in the corner of a panel’s title bar …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

This helps you keep your work space uncluttered. You can expand/collapse as much information inside your dashboard section as you like …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard Screen

Reorganizing Information Panels

You can also reconfigure the layout of your admin dashboard using “drag and drop” …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

useful tip

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

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

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

Customizing Your WP Dashboard Screen

As well as rearranging scheme will take effect immediately …

Customizing Your WP Dashboard

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

Hopefully, now you know how to customize your WordPress Dashboard without messing with web code or adding any new plugins. All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse.

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard Section

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