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Exploring the WordPress Dashboard: A Comprehensive Guide

The WordPress dashboard is the default admin panel page, providing full access to manage your website. It displays all blog activity, posts, updates, password changes, and settings. Content is organized into widgets, which can be hidden or shown, and their position can be adjusted via drag-and-drop. It also allows for password changes and setting changes.

a) Admin Bar


1. WordPress Icon: It contains information about WordPress,, documentation, etc.

2. Home of your site: It will take you to the site’s home page.

3. Notifications: All notifications will be displayed here.

4. Comments: Displays comments on the blog. You can edit, reply, or delete comments.

5. New: You can add a new page, post, media, or user.

6. Admin name: Displayed at the right end of the management column, showing the logged-in user name. You can edit your profile and log out from here.

b) Sidebar Menu

1. Dashboard: Shows received updates

2. Posts: Manage posts on your blog.

3. Media: Manage media content libraries such as images, audios, and videos.

4. Pages: Create and manage pages.

5. Comments: Display all comments on your blog.

6. Appearance: Change the appearance of your site.

7. Plugins: Extend the functionality of the website and manage it.

8. Users: Displays all users of your website. Allows you to edit your website by changing your password and name.

9. Tools: Setting up a website

c) Welcome to WordPress

This widget is displayed in the top middle of the dashboard, and it has a button for customizing your site with various themes, including links for blog creation and site viewing. The top right corner provides the option to delete the widget, while the screen options drop-down menu allows its return.

d) At a Glance

This at a Glance widget displays the number of posts, pages, and comments, including spam, along with the current theme and the presence of certain plugins, providing valuable insights into your website’s functionality.

e) Activity

This widget displays the most recent comments on your posts, providing you with valuable information about your recent posts.

f) Quick Draft

The Quick Draft widget allows users to write and save ideas in draft form, which can later be shared on a blog.

g) WordPress News

The widget displays the latest blog posts from the official WordPress blog, and clicking the upper right corner arrow will remove it.

h) Screen Options

Screen Options widgets in the dashboard allow you to customize your dashboard experience by enabling or disabling various widgets, as well as minimizing or dragging them according to your needs.

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