The first screen you see when you log into your site is the Dashboard of your administrative area.

Your dashboard provide a quick overview of what’s happening with your website while also supplying tools to navigate to other areas of your Administration panel.

Check out our tutorial on using the dashboard

Your default Dashboard

The main area of your dashboard is made up of your main navigation on the left hand side and on the right you have the following modules; At a Glance, Activity, Your Website statistics, Woocommerce status, Quick Draft and wordpress news.

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Main Navigation Menu

Your navigation menu is on the left side of your Dashboard.

Hovering your mouse over a menu item displays all the submenu options under that item.

For example, to write a new post hover your mouse over Posts and click on Add New.

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You can return to the dashboard area of your website from any page within your administration panel by clicking on the Dashboard menu item at the top of your navigation menu.

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Admin Bar

You also have a gray admin bar at the top of your website and dashboard which you can use to navigate to different areas inside your dashboard.

To navigate to a new screen just hover over the item in the admin bar and then select the desired option.

Dashboard Modules

The dashboard modules are designed to give you an overview of your website and account.

These modules can be moved by left mouse clicking on their title, dragging to the new location on your dashboard and then release your mouse button.

You can also expand and collapse these dashboard modules by left mouse clicking on their title bar.

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Screen Option Button

The Screen Option button located at the top right hand side of your administration panel can be used to customize what is displayed and how it is displayed on that screen.

You can use the Screen Option button to change the number of columns and hide modules on your dashboard (when you unselect an item this hides them).

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