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How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

If you need help using WordPress, you may want to see this detailed tutorial on how to navigate your administration area:

Is your website powered by WordPress? If so, and you have to log in and out of your admin area regularly, then it pays to know how to customize your WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, you will learn a number of easy ways to customize your WordPress control panel without touching messing with web code.

How To Declutter The Administrative Section

As your site grows, the information in your dashboard can start looking very cluttered …

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

How To Hide Dashboard Elements

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

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

By choosing to keep some elements hidden, you can a manageable admin dashboard, and view only information that is absolutely necessary …

How To Minimize Information Panels

As well as hiding elements, you can minimize information blocks in your admin area by clicking on the little icon in the corner of a panel’s title bar …

This will help keep your working area uncluttered. You can display/hide as much of the information inside your dashboard as you like …

Reorganizing Information Content Blocks

You can also reorganize the the content sections inside your admin dashboard simply by dragging and dropping things around …

Some content panels let you configure additional settings that may not be obvious at first glance …

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

As well as rearranging scheme will take effect immediately …

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

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

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