How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Section

Your WordPress Site Administration AreaIf you need help using WordPress, you may want to see this detailed tutorial about using your site’s admin area: The WordPress Dashboard Explained

Is your site powered by WordPress? If so, and you have to log in and out of your admin area regularly, it’s useful to know how to customize the WordPress Dashboard.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a number of quick and easy ways to customize the WordPress control panel without touching any code.

Decluttering Your WordPress Dashboard

As your site grows, your admin section can end up looking very cluttered …

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard Section

Fortunately, you can declutter the work area by hiding, minimizing and reorganizing your information sections.

Hiding Information Panels

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

Customizing Your WP Dashboard Area

In the main Dashboard, clicking on the Screen Options tab lets you specify options such as which panels of your Dashboard screen you want to hide or display …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard Area

By choosing to keep some elements hidden, you can organize your admin dashboard, and access only information that is absolutely important …

Customizing The WordPress Dashboard

How To Minimize Information Elements

You can also minimize information blocks in your dashboard area by clicking on the icon in the corner of a panel’s title bar …

How To Customize Your WP Dashboard

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

Customizing The WP Dashboard Screen

Reorganizing Work Area Panels

You can also reorganize the the information panels your admin dashboard using “drag and drop” …

Customizing The WP Dashboard


Some content panels in your dashboard allow you to configure additional options that may not be obvious at first glance …

Customizing Your WP Dashboard

Hovering over the panel’s title bar, however, displays additional configuration options …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard

As well as reorganizing scheme will take effect immediately …

Customizing Your WordPress Dashboard

Hopefully, this tutorial has shown you a number of simple ways to customize your Dashboard without editing web code or adding any new plugins. All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse.

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Originally posted 2015-06-02 15:36:35.