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How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

If you not familiar with the WordPress backend section, you may want to see this step-by-step tutorial on how to use your site’s administration area:

Is your site powered by WordPress? If so, and you have to log in and out of your admin area on a regular basis, you may want to customize your WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, you will learn a number of easy ways to customize your WordPress admin area without touching a single line of code.

How To Declutter Your Admin Section

As your site grows, the information in your admin can start looking very busy …

Fortunately, you can customize your work area by hiding, minimizing and rearranging your information elements.

Hiding Dashboard Panels

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

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

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

Minimizing Dashboard Panels

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

This will help keep your work area uncluttered. You can expand/collapse as much information in your dashboard as you like …

Reorganizing Admin Elements

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

Some content panels in your dashboard allow you to configure additional display settings that may not be obvious at first glance …

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

As well as reorganizing scheme will take effect immediately …

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

Hopefully, this tutorial has shown you a few simple ways to customize your site’s admin area without editing code or adding extra plugins. All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse.

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