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How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

If you are new to WordPress, you may want to see this tutorial about your administration area:

Is your website or blog built with WordPress? If so, and you have to log in and out of your admin area on a regular basis, it’s useful to know how 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 admin area without touching any web code.

How To Declutter The Dashboard Screen

As you begin adding more functionality to your site, your admin area can begin to get quite cluttered …

Fortunately, you can declutter your WordPress dashboard by hiding, minimizing and reorganizing the layout of your Dashboard panels.

Hiding WordPress Dashboard Panels

The Screen Options feature is located 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 configure options such as which panels of your Dashboard screen you want to hide or display …

By hiding/displaying, you can a manageable Dashboard, and view only information that is absolutely necessary …

Minimizing WordPress Dashboard Elements

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

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

How To Reorganize WordPress Dashboard Content Blocks

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

Many panels inside your admin area can also be further configured when hovered over with your mouse. For example, here is a panel showing only the expand/collapse icon …

If you hover over the title bar area with your mouse, however, you will see a link appear that lets you further configure the information …

As well as being able to rearrange content inside your dashboard, you can also change the color scheme of your admin area directly from within your WordPress settings, or by using plugins …

To change the colour scheme of your dashboard, click on the “Howdy, Your UserName” tab at the very top right hand corner of your administration screen toolbar and choose Edit My Profile

You can also get to this screen by clicking on Your Profile in the admin menu …

Don’t forget to click the Update Profile button before leaving to save your changes …

Your new admin section color scheme will take effect immediately …

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

Hopefully, now you know a few simple ways to customize your Dashboard without touching code or adding additional plugins. All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse button.

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