Introduction to WordPress Dashboard

WordPress dashboard is the interface that appears when you login to your WordPress website by appending wp-admin to the URL of your website.

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WordPress dashboard is the interface that appears when you login to your WordPress website by appending wp-admin to the URL of your website. Hence if your website is https://www.example.com/ The WordPress dashboard login URL for this website would be https://www.example.com/wp-admin/

The WordPress Dashboard allows you to control all of the behind-the-scene details of managing your site. Once you find your way around the dashboard, you’ll realize it’s really easy to use and navigate.

First we’ll take a look at the dashboard home screen. After you first log in, you’ll see a top welcome box from WordPress with some quick links to help you get started.

The next section is the Right Now section. Here you’ll see the number of post, pages, categories and tags for your site’s content. You’ll also see discussion information for comments, like the total number of comments, and numbers for those approved, pending or marked as spam.

In the Right now section, you’ll also see what WordPress theme you’re currently running on this site plus the number of widgets and your current version of WordPress.

The Recent Comments section shows you just that, recent comments. Here you can quickly unapprove or approve comments, reply, edit, mark as spam or send to trash, too.

The Incoming Links section shows incoming links to your website or blog found by Google Blog Search. Incoming links are when another blog links back to your site. If you have a brand new WordPress site, you probably won’t have any incoming links.

In the Plugins section, you’ll find information on the most popular, newest plugins and recently updated plugins from the WordPress.org Plugin Directory.

If you scroll back up to the second column, you’ll find the Quick Press section of the WordPress Dashboard. QuickPress will allow you to publish or save a draft of a post straight from this screen, which is great for quickly publishing content. You just won’t have all of the formatting options like you do in the WordPress post editor.

The Next section is for recent drafts of posts. Once you start creating posts and if they’re saved as drafts, the five most recent drafts you’ve started be visible here.

The last two sections are the WordPress Blog and other WordPress News. These are Updates from the official WordPress project and the WordPress Planet feed.

If you’d like to customize what sections you see from the WordPress dashboard, visit the Screen Options tab on the top right side of your screen. Click the arrow to expand this section and you’ll see checkboxes for each of the sections usually included in the WordPress Dashboard. To remove any of the sections, just unclick the checkbox beside the section you’d like to hide. You can also choose the number of columns for the screen layout, too.

If we return to the Dashbaord Home, you can also expand each of the sections by clicking the arrow to the right. You can also drag and drop the boxes to change the order.

In addition to the WordPress Dashboard Home screen, the other major component of the WordPress Dashboard is the left-hand navigation menu. This navigation menu provides links to all of the WordPress administration screens for posts, the media library, pages, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools and settings. We’ll explore the rest of these menu items in more detail in the upcoming videos.

If you ever find yourself needing help, just click the Help tab in the upper corner. Click the arrow to expand and you’ll now see helpful information that walks through the overview, navigation, layout and content of the WordPress Dashboard. From here, you can also find a link to the WordPress.org Codex documentation on the Dashboard and to the support forums.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding WordPress Dashboard

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2 Lessons22m

Understanding WordPress Dashboard

Introduction to WordPress Dashboard – One00:12:43
Introduction to WordPress Dashboard – Two00:08:22



Course Details

  • Level: Beginner
  • Categories: DesignDevelopmentWordPress
  • Total Hour: 22m
  • Total Lessons: 2
  • Total Enrolled: 67
  • Last Update: July 9, 2021


  • No prior knowledge of WordPress is required as everything will be covered in this course.
  • You will need a working computer and a web browser connected to the internet.
  • You don't need any coding experience at all. That is the beauty of WordPress.

Target Audience

  • If you want to learn WordPress plus setting up for web host, this course is perfect. I'll show you how you can install WordPress on your own.
  • This course is for you if you want to build a website, whether for personal or business reasons.
  • If you want to learn to master WordPress without getting bogged down with technical jargon, this course is for you.
  • If you want to get step-by-step, over-the-shoulder tuition from an ex-school teacher who has been using and teaching WordPress since 2008.
  • This course is perfect for you if you are taking over an existing WordPress website, or want to build one from scratch, but don't know where to start.
  • This course is for anyone that wants to be the WordPress goto guy or gal.

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