How to Use WordPress Dashboard Options in Wp-admin

In this video tutorial explains about how to use wordpress dashboard. We know wordpress is a best platform for blogging. In wordpress we can use two types of hosting. One is free hosting ie another one is self hosting This tutorial I am explaining about both these two free hosted and self hosted wordpress dashboards and here you can find more video tutorials.

Once you installed wordpress in your blog (this is only for self-hosted blog for free hosting no need to install wordpress) Login your wordpress admin. Inside your admin you have dashboard, posts, media, links, appearance, users, tools and settings options in the left side of the wordpress admin.The below video explains how to use dashboard effectively. Dashboard

Word dashboard is looks like the blow image. Here we have the options to see our blog stats and you can also see if you have any other blogs in

wp-dashboard in free hosting

In this wordpress dashboard top right we have ‘screen options’ if you click on this it will expand. And also it has some options with check box. If you mark the check box the corresponding option will display in the dashboard. The available options are Right now, Recent comments, Incoming links, Your stuff, What’s hot, Quick press, Recent Drafts, and Stats. You can enable which one you need in dash board.

wp-dashboard with screen options

Also we have layout options you can change the number of columns to display in dashboard as1or 2or 3or 4. The above image I have enabled 3 columns.

Self-Hosted wordpress Dashboard

The self hosted wordpress dashboard looks like the below image. This dashboard has no options in the left side. If you click on the ‘screen options’ in the top right, it has these below options with checkbox similar to

wp-dashboard in self hosting

The available options are Right now, Recent comments, Incoming links, Plugins, Quick Press, Recent Drafts, WordPress Development Blog and Other WordPress News.

Here we have plugins option it give the installed plugins list. By using quick press you can easily publish small contents quickly. By using the Recent comments we can approve into blog or mark as spam in dash board itself.

Layout options are similar to The above image shown 2 columns enabled in layout. The next tutorial we will see about how to publish new post in wordpress blog. Share your experience in comment section.

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  • naz January 22, 2010, 11:45 PM

    great blog! this is what i’m looking for, thesis tuts! btw, can you show how to make a pagination for a fulllwidth thesis framework? i’ve problem with this, if you see my blog page navi, it has a gap between the number. i really dont know why.

    • Pascal January 23, 2010, 12:21 AM

      i will check your site.. then i will tell the solution..

  • Sergio January 23, 2010, 3:04 AM

    Relay on Pascal, he solves all your troubles! Nice post, thank you.


  • asif June 15, 2011, 6:53 PM

    i am register a new domain on the word press but in my dashboard not available plugins option in appearance section help me what to i do

    • admin June 16, 2011, 7:15 AM

      I guess that You are using to host your domain.

      To use the plugins option, you should use self-hosted wordpress version

      For this not only a domain needed, but you need a hosting too. Check this two post to learn how to do it.

      Free hosting for first month (Use coupon code “fourblogger” without quotes when signup to get this offer)
      Install Wordpress

  • swati March 7, 2012, 4:05 PM

    Really It’s very helpful to WordPress beginners.