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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 site’s admin area:

If your web site is a WP website, and you have to log in and out of your admin area regularly, it’s useful to know how to customize your WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a number of quick and easy ways to customize your WordPress control panel without modifying any web code.

How To Declutter Your WordPress Dashboard Area

As you begin to add more functionality to your site, your dashboard area can start to get very cluttered …

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

How To Hide WordPress Dashboard Panels

The Screen Options tab is located in the top-right corner of your WordPress dashboard screen, in the header area …

In the main Dashboard, clicking on the Screen Options tab allows you to specify options such as which panels of your Dashboard screen you want to view or keep hidden …

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

Minimizing WordPress Dashboard Elements

You can minimize information blocks in your dashboard area by clicking on the tiny inverted icons in the corner of a panel’s title bar …

This will help keep your working space uncluttered. You can expand/collapse as much of the information in your dashboard as you like …

Reorganizing Information Elements

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

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

Hovering over the panel’s title bar with your mouse, however, displays additional configuration options …

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

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

You can also reach this screen by clicking on Your Profile in the menu …

Remember to click the Update Profile button at the bottom of your page 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, this tutorial has shown you a few quick and easy ways to customize your control panel without touching code or adding any plugins. All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse button.

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