WordPress – Dashboard

Once you have completed the installation of WordPress you can login to your dashboard. The admin section of WordPress, the “WordPress Dashboard“, is where you will begin building your WordPress site. Please take note that your login credentials are not the same as your cPanel username and password unless you set them up as the same. You will need some information to login to WordPress.

  • WordPress Installation URL: if you installed WordPress on the root of your domain your URL to access WordPress would be: www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin
  • WordPress Username: This is the username you set up when initially installing WordPress.
  • WordPress Password: This is the password you set up when installing WordPress. If you emailed the installation details during the installation process it will be in that email as well.

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.The Dashboard Screen presents information in blocks called widgets. By default, WordPress delivers five widgets on this page.

  1.  At a Glance
  2.  Activity
  3. Quick Draft
  4. WordPress News
  5. Welcome


At a Glance Widget

At a Glance Widget is a quick access to the most common info.  How many posts, How many pages,  How many comments. Each of these content types are displayed in the form of a link and, when clicked upon, direct you to the specific area to manage that content. It displays the current version of running WordPress along with the currently running theme on the site. It also shows storage space allowed and used space.


Activity Widget

The Activity Widget shows the upcoming scheduled posts, recently published posts, and the most recent comments on your posts and allows you to  approve, disapprove, reply, edit, or delete a comment. Each comments that is listed has a link to the related post title and clicking that link allows you to edit the post. It also allows you to move a comment to spam.


Quick Draft Widget

The Quick Draft Widget allows you to quickly write a new draft. It includes the title, notes and the save button to save it as a Draft.


WordPress News Widget

The WordPress News Widget displays all the latest news (software developments, version announcements, security notices and WordPress community) from the WordPress Official Blog.


Welcome Widget

The Welcome Widget displays the links for some of the most common tasks when setting up a new WordPress site.


Welcome Widget

The Welcome Widget displays the links for some of the most common tasks when setting up a new WordPress site.