WordPress Dashboard is a quick access tool to frequently used areas of the blog’s administration. It also provides glimpses into other areas of WordPress Community in which information is presented inside blocks known as modules on the dashboard screen. Eight blocks or modules are there on the WordPress Dashboard, which are named as Right Now, WordPress Blog, Recent Comments, Incoming Links, Recent Drafts, Pluggins Quick Press and Other WordPress News.
Show on screen option is there on the wordpress Dashboard. It lists the blocks or modules which are displayed on the screen followed by checkboxes. These can be selected according to the use of the developer. Besides this Screen Layout option is also there on the top of the WordPress Dashboard which holds layout numbers from 1 to 4. If someone wants a separate and unique layout for dashboard he can rearrange the modules. But by default there are 4 layouts. The Right Now Module displays instant and brief summary of number of posts, categories, pages, comments, tags, comments approved, spam comments and pending comments.
The Recent Comments module lists all the recent blog comments in detail, which is followed by a link which is related to the post. Incoming Links This module queries the Google Blog Search, by which the other blogs which are linked to your site shows up in that area. The plugins block displays recently updated plugins at WordPress Extended Plugins Site. It helps in keeping the dashboard updated. Quick Press block helps in easy and fast post writing or saving the draft. Recent Drafts Block holds the recently saved posts. WordPress Blog module has latest news. These are published on the official blog of WordPress named as WordPress Blog. Here one can get the recent activities and modifications in the WordPress environment by the developers.
Besides these blocks on the Dashboard Screen, there are some other very interactive options on the left side. The first option is the Posts. It is a kind of publishing tool. The user can share his views by using this option. It also has sub options. Add new post is to add a new post, All posts lists the entire posts ever done by the user, Categories are to categorize the posts into certain domains, tags are the assigned keywords to each post that eliminate the confusion between categories.
Next option is Media; it allows the user to add photographs and videos along with posts. Upload option is there to map the location of file the user wants to upload. Its sub options hold Library that allows modifying the uploaded media files on the blog, Add new media allows adding new files, edit media is there to edit the information which appears as a link.
Links option have All links as sub option which allows to access all the links ever posted or saved, Add new link allows to create new links, Link categories are there to categorize the links to ease the navigation process. Pages option is just below the links, its sub option All Pages holds all the pages created for the site and their content, Add new Page sub option allows to create new pages for the site. Below the pages option there is the Comments option which facilitates the blog readers to express their views about the pages. After this the next option is to control the blog appearance with the help of themes, widgets, menus, theme options, background, header, theme editor as sub options.
The WordPress Dashboard acts as a complete developing tool with all these easily understandable options.