WordPress Dashboard is the first screen that will be seen when we log in to the WordPress admin control panel. It allows you to control all of the behind-the-scene details of managing your site.
It is a combination of gadgets that provide information and provide an overview of what’s happening with your blog. You can customize your needs by using some quick links such as writing the quick draft, replying to the latest comment, etc.
We’ll explain below points from the dashboard.
Top Admin bar:
WordPress Top Admin Bar offers some shortcuts links which consist of notifications about plugins updates, user comments, write or edit the post, user options, etc. This admin bar is available on all pages of WordPress after login, for your convenience.
This Screen Options Menu is versatile and dynamic and used to enable or disable different widgets. It shows various options in various sections of WordPress. And it contains checkboxes to show or hide screen options that enable you to customize sections on the admin screen.
Welcome to WordPress:
This section is displayed at the top middle of the dashboard. It includes a button to customize your WordPress theme options. The center column includes the “Next Steps” section which provides useful links i.e. creating a new blog post, creating a new page and view the front end of your website. The last column is “More Actions” that contain links to customize widgets, menus, setting related comments, etc.
At a Glance:
This section provides an overview of your blog’s posts, number of published posts and pages, any pending comments, and the total number of comments. It also gives about additional information if some plugins are installed.
This widget shows the latest published posts, comments, and shows comment counts. It also offers the options of approving, disapproving, editing, deleting, and even marking a comment to spam.
The quick draft widget includes a mini post editor through which you can write & save a post from within the WordPress dashboard. It contains two fields, a title field for the draft and a test area to write some detail. And also it contains one single button to save the detail as a draft.
This widget gets information from the official WordPress blog, which contains information about the latest software releases, updates, news, and alerts.
This sidebar menu provides some menu options such as posts, media libraries, pages, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools, settings, etc.