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 administrative area, you may want to see this detailed tutorial about your admin area:

If your website or blog is a WP site, and you have to log in and out of your admin area regularly, then it pays to know how to customize the WordPress Dashboard.

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

Decluttering Your WordPress Dashboard Area

As you begin to add more functionality to your site, your admin section can end up looking very cluttered …

Customizing Your WP Dashboard Area

Fortunately, you can customize the work area by hiding, minimizing and rearranging the layout of your information panels.

How To Hide Dashboard Panels

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

Customizing Your WP Dashboard Screen

In the main Dashboard, clicking on the Screen Options tab allows you to configure options like which panels of your Dashboard screen you want to view or keep hidden …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard Section

By hiding/displaying, you can achieve a sparse-looking admin dashboard, and view only useful information …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

Minimizing WP Dashboard Panels

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

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard Area

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

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

How To Reorganize WP Dashboard Elements

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

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

useful tip

Many panels in your admin area can also display additional options when hovered over with your mouse. For example, here is a content section showing only the expand/collapse icon …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

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

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard Area

As well as rearranging scheme will take effect immediately …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard Area

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

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

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard


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