Complete Guide-How to use WordPress Dashboard?

In “Complete Guide-How to use WordPress Dashboard?” you will come to know about its different features and come to use it when needed. So first of all when you log into your WordPress website/blog as an administrator it will take you to the WordPress Dashboard, the first screen which will be seen which displays the overview of the website/blog. It is a collection of gadgets that provide information and a bird’s eye view of what’s happening with your website/blog. You can customize you needs by using some quick links such as writing quick draft, replying to latest comment, etc.

We can categorize Dashboard into Dashboard Menu, Welcome, Screen Options, Quick Draft, News, Activity, At a Glance and Stats. We shall discuss of these categories in the following sections.

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Dashboard Menu

Firstly, we shall discus about the WordPress Dashboard and then Screen Options in the next paragraph. The dashboard provides navigation menu that contains some menu options such as posts, media library, pages, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools and setting on the left side as shown in the screen below.

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Screen Options

Secondly, you can clearly notice that the dashboard contains different types of widgets which can be shown or hidden on some screens. It contains check boxes to show or hide screen options and also allows us to customize on the admin screen.  You can depicted in the screen below.

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Thirdly, let us discuss about Welcome. In this section you can customize your site button which allows customizing your WordPress theme. The centre column provides some of the useful links for creating a blog post, creating a page and views the front end of your website. The last column contains links to widgets, menus, settings related to comments and also a link to the first steps with WordPress in the WordPress codex.

Quick Draft

In the fourth place let us discuss on Quick Draft. It acts as a mini-post editor that allows instant content creation from the Dashboard. You can include a title and body text in the post, and save it as a Draft. So for additional options such as adding categories or setting a future publish date, you should use the Add New Post screen. Below displays links to your most recent drafts, allowing one-click access from the Dashboard. If you click on any one of them you will be taken directly to edit that post.

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WordPress News

Fifthly the WordPress news widgets displays the latest news such as latest as latest software version, updates, alerts, news regarding the software etc. from the official WordPress blog.

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In the sixth place you will see that the WordPress news widgets include latest comments on your blog, recent posts, and recently published posts it allows you to approve, disapprove reply editor delete a comment. If you hover your mouse over one of the listed comments, action links will appear, letting you Approve/Unapprove, Reply, Edit, See the History, Mark as Spam, or Trash.

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At a Glance

In the seventh place you learn that this section gives an overview of your blog’s posts, number of published posts and pages, and number of comments. When you click on these links you will be taken to the respective screen. It displays the current version of running WordPress along with the current running theme on the site.

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And finally we shall talk about the Stats module which is a favorite of many users. It’ll show you a graph of your blog’s traffic as well as links to some popular areas of your blog. The graph works just like the graphs on the Site Stats screens, so you can click a point to see more information about that day’s traffic.

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