How To Customize The WP Dashboard Section

wp-blueIf you not familiar with the WordPress backend area, you may want to see this step-by-step tutorial about your administration area: Your WordPress Control Panel Explained

Is your website or blog built with WordPress? If so, and you are logging in and out of your admin area regularly, it’s useful to know how to customize the WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, you will learn a number of quick and easy things you can do to customize the WordPress admin area without editing any web code.

How To Declutter Your Administrative Area

As you begin to add more functionality to your site, the information in your dashboard can start looking quite cluttered …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard

Fortunately, you can declutter your admin area by hiding, minimizing and reorganizing your admin panels.

Hiding WordPress Dashboard Elements

The Screen Options tab is located in the top-right corner of your WordPress admin screen, in the header area …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

In the main Dashboard, clicking on the Screen Options tab allows you to configure options such as which panels of your Dashboard work area you want to hide/display …

Customizing The WP Dashboard Section

By hiding or displaying, you can create a sparse-looking Dashboard, and display only information that is absolutely useful …

Customizing The WP Dashboard Section

Minimizing Dashboard Elements

As well as hiding elements, you can minimize the information blocks inside your dashboard by clicking on the tiny icon in the corner of a panel’s title bar …

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

This will help keep your working space uncluttered. You can expand/collapse as much information inside your dashboard section as you like …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

How To Reorganize Dashboard Panels

You can also rearrange the the information panels your site’s dashboard using “drag and drop” …

How To Customize The WP Dashboard Section


Some information panels inside your dashboard allow you to configure additional settings that may not be obvious at first glance …

Customizing The WP Dashboard Section

Hovering over the panel’s title bar, however, displays the ability to further configure this content block …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

As well as reorganizing scheme will take effect immediately …

Customizing Your WP Dashboard Screen

Hopefully, now you know how to customize the control panel without modifying code or adding extra plugins. All it takes is just a few clicks of the mouse.


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