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WordPress – Dashboard

For Access WordPress dashboard you need to login in to WordPress site.

If you have installed WordPress locally then run following URL in browser

http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/

OR

http://yourdomain,.com/wp-admin/

The WordPress Dashboard is a first screen which will be seen when you log into the administration area of your blog which will display the overview of the website. It is a collection 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 quick draft, replying to latest comment, etc.

The Dashboard contains the following modules:

  • At a Glance
  • Quick Draft
  • Activity
  • Your Stuff
  • What’s Hot
  • Stats

At a Glance

The At a Glance module is exactly what it sounds like! It offers an “at-a-glance” look at your blog’s posts, pages, comments, theme, and spam. Click on the links and you’ll be taken to the associated screen. There is a count of your total comments and spam caught by Akismet. You can also click on the numbers to load the appropriate comments screen.

 

Quick Draft

The Quick Draft is a mini post editor which allows writing, saving and publishing a post from admin dashboard. It includes the title for the draft, some notes about the draft and save it as a Draft.

 

What’s Hot

The What’s Hots widget displays the latest news such as latest software version, updates, alerts, news regarding the software etc. from the official WordPress blog.

Activity

The Activity widget includes latest comments on your blog, recent posts and recently published posts. It allows you to approve, disapprove, reply, edit, or delete a comment. It also allows you to move a comment to spam.

Screen Options

The dashboard contains different types of widgets which can be shown or hidden on some screens. It contains check boxes to show or hide screen options and also allows us to customize sections on the admin screen.

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