Exploring the WordPress Dashboard

After the installation of WordPress, Let’s explore and know about the WordPress Admin Dashboard. After login, the first screen appears in front of you that is the WordPress Admin Dashboard.

The dashboard contains a complete overview of your website or blog. The dashboard has collections of different types of gadgets that provide information related to your website and blogs. Like Software (WordPress), Plugin and Theme Update, New Updates, Number of posts and comments on those posts. Events organize worldwide related to WordPress by WordPress groups and communities like WordPress Meetups, WordCamp or other activities and News.

We can also customize a WordPress dashboard as we want according to our choice or requirements.

WordPress Dashboard categories according to the content type, plugins or functionalities and mentioned in the following screen.

WordPress Dashboard Overview

WordPress Dashboard Configuration and control

Dashboard Setting and configurations Navigation.

The WordPress Dashboard offers a Left navigation menu that holds some menu options such as posts, media, pages, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools and settings on the left side and apart from that we initiate customizing and developing our website or blog the options and menu join in the same section according to need and functionality.

WordPress Admin Bar Menu

the top of your Dashboard window and shows your most used links. The Admin bar is available whenever you are logged in to your blog or website—even when viewing your blog pages or post. Roll-over Admin bar links for fly-out menus of options.

  1. At a Glance: Shortcut links to posts, pages, and comments, and tells which theme is currently used and who can view your site, etc.
  2. Comments: Go here to Approve, Un-approveEdit, Reply, Mark as Spam, or Delete  When comments are pending, a red spot with the number of new comments appears on the Comments tab.
  3. Settings: Configure settings for your blog title, visibility, whether you allow comments, and much more.
  4. Activity: A shortlist of recently published pages and posts, especially useful when there are multiple contributors to the site.
  5. Quick Draft: A mini post editor that allows instant content creation from the Dashboard, and lets you open recent drafts.
  6. Screen Options: Customize which panels to show on this page (At a Glance, Quick Draft, Recently Published, etc.). To rearrange the panels, just drag and drop them to a new position.
  7. Help: On any administrative screen, access contextualized on-screen WordPress tips for that topic.

Recent Comments

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


In this WordPress Tutorial, we’ll be discussing the WordPress Admin Bar/Menu or Top toolbar. The WordPress Admin Bar/Menu is a shortcut area that allows you to access the controls when we’re on the frontend of your WordPress blog or website.

Using the WordPress Admin Bar

When we logged in WordPress admin, we seen dark grey strip extreme top of your website or blog’s screen.

On the extreme left side of the WordPress Dashboard, you’ll see the WordPress ICON. If you mouse hover over that icon, you’ll get links to WordPress-specific information. All These are quick-links.

right of the WordPress icon, there are the name of blog or website. While you do mouse Hover over this, you’ll see a dropdown submenu for visit the blog or website front end. This is how your blog/website visible after published.

on the left side of the Admin Bar is the + New option. When we hover over this option, we seen a submenu dropdown that quickly take you to the add new screens for post, media, page and user. All of same things can also be manageable from the left navigation of the dashboard, but this link is for getting these tasks done quickly.

Exploring WordPress Settings

WordPress provide option for complete customizing how we configure and functional our website or blog. Let’s discuss WordPress Settings in details.

Exploring WordPress Settings

From the WordPress Dashboard, left navigation bottom locate the Settings menu. If we hover on that, a submenu pops out with options for numbers of WordPress settings kinks including:

  • General
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Discussion
  • Media
  • Permalinks

General Settings in WordPress

While we expand the WordPress settings menu click General Settings. The first entity you’ll notice under General Settings is Site Title and Tagline which want to make sure these titles match your site because your site title will be visible in Google search results by default.

Next your tagline is also important for google cache because tagline is also display with title in google and these things is very important for SEO or Digital Marketing and google search result.

Next part is the WordPress Address (URL). Here you can keep your home URL Different if you want that your home URL Different from that URL where you installed your WordPress. But by default, you can leave this same as it is.

Next, we move on Email Address Setting, here we can set our email and mail configurations for user’s notifications purpose, some time you have to sat different account’s SMTP for sending continues email notification. This setting will help you when you want to create multiuser website or blog where something like membership features or subscriptions type features available.

New User’s Role, this setting is for which types of role you want to assign default if any user register on your website. By Default, the subscriber type role assign here you can keep this same, till that you not required this type of role related features.

For Know more about roles in WordPress Read More Here.

In other settings you can set time zone according to your zone or location, date and time format Week start and weekend.

Writing Setting in WordPress

Next one is Writing Settings. All this options in this setting is related to all writing related settings like, Writing Post, Page etc. and publish the same.

Next setting is for Post content through email, Post via email with setting we can post content secretly via email and you need to configure secrete POP3 access email account.

The Reading Setting in WordPress, the Settings Reading Screen are few in number, but still important. You can decide if you want posts or a “static” Page displayed as your blog’s front (main) page. You can also adjust how many posts are displayed on that main page. In addition, you can adjust syndication feed features to determine how the information from your site is sent to a reader’s web browser or other applications.

For more details about Reading Setting, Read this Article in Details, https://wordpress.org/support/article/settings-reading-screen/

There are also some important and useful settings, but will discuss about those settings letter while we need to work on those.

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