WordPress Dashboard Customization Tutorial

WordPress Dashboard Customization Tutorial


Hello and welcome to this video, which will give you a quick tour of the WordPress dashboard Which is where you will find all the tools you need to create an amazing website So if you’re a beginner or you have some experience with WordPress you’ll find this video really helpful Let’s get straight into it and head over to our wordpress dashboard To get to your dashboard is easy. Just type in /wp-admin at the end of your website address Now just log in using your username and password, and this is your dashboard This is how most screens will look when editing your website You will have a toolbar at the top here the main toolbar on the left here any work area in the middle, when you first log into WordPress You’ll see a welcome to WordPress message with a few links to help you get started such as a customize your site link and next steps such as writing your first blog post or adding an about page as well as a link to see how your website looks and right out of the box You can remove this when you no longer need it by clicking here, the toolbar at the top has a few shortcuts You can use for example by hovering over your website’s name You can then open up your website by clicking this link by hovering over the WordPress icon You can get more information on WordPress Documentation and you can access these support forums this toolbar stays at the top so while you’re editing a website you can edit the post or page and add a new content to return to the dashboard all you do is hover over the site name again and click on dashboard, or you can quickly get to other sections such as themes, customize, widgets, and background, this toolbar also displays notifications For any updates or plugins or any comments on your blog You’ve also got Quick Links to add a new page Post as well as other things here on the right-hand side you’ll find links to edit your profile and to logout of WordPress, in your profile You can edit things like the color scheme for your WordPress your name As well as contact information and a brief description of yourself This is where you can change your password as well To return to the dashboard just click on dashboard at the top of the main toolbar on the left here just below your user name in the toolbar are two tabs help and Screen options help gives you more information on the page you are currently on Screen options allows you to customize your dashboard Choosing which boxes are displayed You just check and uncheck which boxes you wa nt displayed here on the left is the main toolbar And this is what you will be using the most when editing your WordPress website It has all the main sections such as posts pages comments Appearance plugins and these settings for your websites Hovering over a section displays these sub menus for that section if you don’t want this big tool But on the left, and you just want the icons you can click collapse menu here You can also rearrange the boxes in the dashboard by clicking the top of a box and dragging it anywhere else You’ll see a dotted gray outline, which shows you where you can move the box to This lets you completely customize your dashboard To how you like your best you can also minimize these boxes by clicking this arrow Each box tells you something different for example the at a glance box shows you a summary Of your site’s content and the current version of the theme your website is using The activity box shows your recent activity, a handy box is called quick draft Which allows you to quickly create a new post and save it as a draft This is a great way of creating a new draft of something you suddenly think of then later come back to it and finish the post off and then submit it to your blog I hope you’ve enjoyed this video, and you have learnt all about the dashboard, now you’re familiar with the dashboard Let’s go on to the next video, which takes you through posts and pages what is the difference between the two and shows you how to create each one. Please give this video a quick like and share it with friends Thank you, and see you in the next video!

6 thoughts on “WordPress Dashboard Customization Tutorial

  1. Thank you James – this video shed light on the many features of the Dashboard . You explained it well and now i can work with WP without going through the adventure of clicking and finding out. Look forward to learning more !

  2. Nice tutorial and very good explained. I only find the title very misleading, because it is no tutorial to customize the dashboard. It is more a tutorial of how the dashboard works.

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