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Administrator Dashboard – Part 1 | Beginner’s Guide For WordPress

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To access your administrator(admin) dashboard, you need to log in first. In your URL address bar, add /wp-admin at the end of your domain name, you will get redirected to your admin dashboard.

For example, https:egoymagnaye.com/wp-admin

The administrator dashboard is the first thing that you will see when you are logged in to your WordPress website. This serves as the welcome page of your admin pages, it contains some helpful widgets. When you have a fresh-install WordPress, your dashboard contains widgets where you can create a quick draft blog post, show you how many blogs you have, your recent activity and some introduction widget.

Fresh install dashboard look

When you install a plugin or theme, sometimes that plugin/theme adds new widgets in your dashboard.

Elementor’s custom dashboard widget

If you want to disable the widgets in your admin dashboard, go to the upper left side of your dashboard where you can see the “Screen Options”. Click it and deselect the widgets you do not like to see in your dashboard.

Disable dashboard widget using Screen Options

Another thing you can do in the Admin Dashboard is you can update your website’s plugins and themes. Also if WordPress has a new version, you can update it here also. Click the “Updates” menu item on the left side to access the Update page. Whenever you have any updates, it will show a circle with a number in it, this tells you how many items that need an update.

Updates Notification

Note: Before updating your website’s core, plugins, or themes, make sure to backup your website first so you have a restore point.

Website update screen in admin dashboard