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How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

If you are new to WordPress, go here for a tutorial about your site’s administration area:

If your web site is a WordPress web site, and you have to log in and out of your admin area on a regular basis, it’s useful to know how to customize the WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a number of easy things you can do to customize the WordPress backend without modifying any code.

Decluttering Your WordPress Dashboard Screen

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

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

How To Hide WP Dashboard Elements

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

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

By hiding or displaying, you can a manageable admin dashboard, and access only information that is absolutely necessary …

Minimizing Information Panels

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

This will help keep your work area uncluttered. You can display/hide as much information in your dashboard as you want …

Reorganizing WordPress Dashboard Content Blocks

You can also rearrange the the content panels inside your WordPress dashboard just by dragging and dropping these around …

Some content panels in your dashboard allow you to configure additional options and may not be obvious at first glance …

If you hover over the panel with your mouse, however, you will see links appear that let you further configure the information …

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 number of quick and easy ways to customize the WordPress Dashboard without messing with code or adding additional plugins. All it takes is just a few clicks of the mouse.

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