WordPress Tutorial: Exploring the WordPress Dashboard

WordPress is an open source content management system helping bloggers and webmasters to create millions of beautiful blogs and websites. WordPress is open source software highly customizable each and every element of your website and the WordPress is introduced in 2003 since it helping develop millions of websites over the internet with basic knowledge.

WordPress Tutorial_ Exploring the WordPress Dashboard

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WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time

Themes can easily download from WordPress official store both free and premium also purchase from third-party developers, for example, ThemeForestcodecanyon these sites are very papular for WordPress themes and very useful plugins for extended functionality of your WordPress site. There’s also a huge number of designers, developers & bloggers who share their knowledge through blog posts, tutorials, reviews, videos and the creation of thousands of themes & plugins.

Login to WordPress Dashboard

Before you access your dashboard or want to do any changes in your WordPress site you have to log in. The login for your site typically following URLs: yourdomain.com/wp-admin  or www.yourdomain.com/login/ this based on your hosting providers.

login to WordPress

Click the ‘Log In’ button. If you have entered your username and password correctly, you will be taken to the WordPress dashboard.

WordPress Dashboard Overview:

The WordPress Dashboard permits you to control each the behind-the-scene specifics of handling your website. As soon as you find your way around the dashboard, you will realize it is quite simple to use and browse. Within this section, I am going to be exploring the WordPress dashboard.

The WordPress dashboard is the control center for what related to your WordPress site. It is where you publish your own articles. It is in which you write blog posts. It is where you Alter your theme, upgrade your logo or alter fonts. It is where you’re visiting accomplish anything related to your WordPress site. You may even alter the code on your website, directly from inside the dashboard. The WordPress dashboard is the main control of your site.

wordpress dashboard

Now that we have successfully logged into the dashboard, it Is time to see Exactly How we use it to take charge of your WordPress site. The components have been shown in the above screenshot you have to know all of those for your information.

1. Welcome to WordPress:

Welcome box gives you some quick information not only info it will allow some quick links for site customization, write a blog post, about page and view your site. In the more actions section, you can find links like manage widgets, turn off or on comments and some quick start guides.

2. At a Glance:

The ‘At a Glance’ box gives you a brief overview of the state of your WordPress website. You can see how many posts you’ve made, how many pages you’ve written and how many comments have been made by others. Other information includes the version of WordPress you are currently running and what theme you have installed.

3. Activity:

The activity box is like a ‘news feed’ for your WordPress website. It displays notifications of recent events for your website, including recently published posts and comments.

4. Quick Draft:

The quick draft is useful for jotting down ideas for posts the moment you have them. Write from the dashboard, you can create a post with a title and plain text body, then save the draft to expand on and publish at a later date. It’s a very handy feature for web publishers.

5. WordPress News:

The WordPress News box displays recent news from the WordPress community. It’s a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the WordPress world.

6. Customizing the look of the Dashboard:

A feature which could be overlooked is it is possible to minimize the boxes, rather than deleting them. This can clean up the appearance of the dashboard, without deleting the boxes. You will notice your mouse cursor turns to a four directional arrow; this indicates that you can click and drag that tile to where you within the dashboard.

If you decide you do not need a specific box displayed on the dashboard, you can click on the’Screen Options’ drop down on top of the screen. From there, you can uncheck boxes that you want to delete. Check the box to re-add the box into the dashboard.

7. Inline Documentation and Help:

At the top of the screen, next to the’Screen Options’ drop down is a’Help’ drop down. The inline’Help’ drop down shows relevant help topics for the screen you are currently on in the WordPress admin area. A source of help is the wordpress.org support forums, recorded under’Support Types’.The’Help’ below the toolbar changes for each and every screen within the WordPress admin area.

8. Setting Options in the Dashboard:

In every screen in the dashboard, you will notice a screen Options’ drop-down in the upper right-hand corner of this screen. These screen options allow you to set options in your dashboard, to help customize your dashboard to fit your publishing style and also to see the content that is important to you. The display options change for each and every screen on the dashboard, click the dropdown on each display you see in the dashboard to research what options are available for this screen.

9. Getting to Know the Toolbar:

The next item in the Toolbar provides a link to the live version of your WordPress website. This link enables you to quickly jump out of the WordPress admin area and see your website. If you do so, the Toolbar will remain in place, in your browser, over your live website. When you visit your live site having authenticated to your WordPress admin area, the Toolbar will accompany you as you browse your website. The Toolbar will allow you to quickly perform operations related to the page you are currently viewing.

The Toolbar enables you to quickly jump to areas of the WordPress admin area you’ll likely want to visit frequently to perform publishing and other tasks. The leftmost item in the Toolbar, the WordPress logo, displays a drop-down menu with hyperlinks to the WordPress site, WordPress documentation, and the WordPress Support Forums.

Conclusion: In this post, I have explored almost the first look of your WordPress dashboard and also I have given detail explanation of each and every element of dashboard hope you love this post. anything else please let me know via below comment section ……

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