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 tutorial on how to navigate your site’s admin area:

Is your website or blog powered by WordPress? If so, and you are logging in and out of your admin area regularly, you may want to customize your WordPress Dashboard.

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

How To Declutter The WordPress Dashboard

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

How To Customize The WP Dashboard Area

Fortunately, you can “tidy up” your admin area by hiding, minimizing and rearranging your Dashboard panels.

Hiding Dashboard Elements

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

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard

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

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard Area

By choosing to keep some elements hidden, you can a manageable admin dashboard, and access only important information …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

How To Minimize WordPress Dashboard Elements

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

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard Section

This will help keep your work area uncluttered. You can expand/collapse as much of the information inside your dashboard as you want …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard

How To Reorganize Work Area Content Blocks

You can also rearrange the the content blocks inside your WordPress dashboard using “drag and drop” …

Customizing Your WP Dashboard

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Some content panels inside your dashboard let you configure additional options that may not be obvious at first glance …

Customizing The WP Dashboard

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

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard

As well as reorganizing scheme will take effect immediately …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard Section

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

Hopefully, this tutorial has shown you a number of simple ways to customize your WordPress Dashboard without editing web code or adding extra plugins. All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse.

Customizing The WP Dashboard

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