WordPress - Dashboard

WordPress - Dashboard

The WordPress dashboard is the first screen that will be displayed when you log into your blog's admin area, where the website overview will be displayed. It's a collection of gadgets that provide information and provide an overview of what's going on with your blog. You can customize your needs with a few quick links like writing a quick draft, replying to the last comment, etc.

The toolbar can be categorized as shown in the following snapshot. Each of these categories is discussed in the following sections −

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Toolbar Menu

The WordPress Dashboard provides a navigation menu that contains some menu items such as Posts, Media Library, Pages, Comments, Appearance Options, Plugins, Users, Tools, and Settings on the left.

Screen options

The toolbar contains various types of widgets that may be displayed or hidden on some screens. It contains checkboxes to show or hide screen options and also allows you to customize sections on the admin screen.


It includes a Customize Your Site button , which allows you to customize your WordPress theme. The center column contains some useful links such as creating a blog post, creating a page, and viewing the front end of your website. The last column contains links to widgets, menus, settings related to comments, and a link to the Getting Started with WordPress page in the WordPress codex.

Quick Project

Quick Draft is a mini post editor that allows you to write, save and publish posts from the admin panel. It includes a title for the draft, some notes about the draft, and saves it as a draft.

WordPress news

The WordPress News Widget displays the latest news like the latest software, updates, alerts, software news, etc. from the official WordPress blog.


The Activity widget contains your blog's latest comments, latest posts, and recently posted posts. It allows you to approve, reject, reply, edit or delete comments. It also allows you to move the comment to spam.

At a glance

This section provides an overview of the posts on your blog, the number of posts and pages published, and the number of comments. Clicking on these links will take you to the corresponding screen. It displays the current version of WordPress running along with the currently running theme on the site.