Overview of WordPress dashboard

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Overview of WordPress dashboard

WordPress Admin Overview

The WordPress admin dashboard is an essentially the control panel for your entire WordPress site. Here you can create and manage contents, add functionality from plugins, change styling form of themes. It is accessible only by those users who you designate and assigns an account on your website. Many of the tasks performed in the back end will be visible on the front end like such as theme customizations and content publication so let we start with overview of WordPress dashboard.


How to Log in into WordPress Admin Dashboard

For Access your WordPress admin dashboard you need to append /wp-admin after your website URL (ex. example.com/wp-admin).

Admin Login

Enter your admin username and password and then click on Log in button.

After login WordPress admin panel you will see the default WordPress dashboard screen and this screen provides you quick overview of all of the details of your website.

WordPress Admin Dashboard

The left-hand column of your WordPress admin panel is where you will find all of your admin side options and where most of your creative effort will be focused.


Updates: Find updates of the WordPress platform along with themes and plugins as you have installed. You will notice that there are updates available for your website. It’s very easy to upgrade your WordPress core, plugins and themes to the latest version.


Posts: View all the posts on your blog, Where you can create and view a new post, create and view new categories and create and view tags. You can set post with different types of post format like standard, image, video, quote etc.


Media: Manage the media of your entire website like images, video, audio, files and other documents.  It allows you to upload and manage media files, insert them into posts and pages, and even quickly edit on the go.


Pages: WordPress pages are the same as creating like posts and you can create multiple pages for your blog.  WordPress pages can help Google and other search engines to recognize your website as a more valuable.


Comments: Where you will approve, Unapprove and delete new comments on blog posts and pages. By default WordPress allows comment for all posts and pages. Any user can write their opinion and that will show beside the article and other users can see that comment and reply to their own.


Appearance: Manage WordPress themes, customize your website design, manage menu items, manage widgets and manage your website header information. Editor option will provide you to edit your theme files from WordPress admin area.


Plugins: Manage your plugin to enhance your WordPress functionality. There are thousands of plugins are available for free on WordPress site. Here you can install, delete, activate and deactivate a plugin.


Users: Manage WordPress users like add new users, delete users and edit user profile information. All users are not equal and some of will be limited access to your site’s options, and settings. The reason is that you don’t want just anyone to have access to valuable information on the website. Ex: If you create new user write for your blog then he does not need to have access to plugins and themes.


Tools: To import and export content from your WordPress website. If you have used another website platform, and you want to switch to WordPress then you will need the Import tool. Export tool will take content from the current WordPress website and move it to a file.


Settings: Manage general WordPress website settings. like reading settings, writing settings, discussion settings, media setting and permalinks(URL formatting of your website).


Here you can see the video for WordPress Introduction


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