WordPress has so many terms that are used in all WordPress tutorials. WordPress newbie’s always confused about these WordPress terms and always looking for the correct answers to know more about WordPress and its glossary terms. So I decided to create a post which will explain about WordPress glossary terms and uses of the each and every term that used in WordPress tutorials. Admin area is the first term in WordPress glossary and let’s discuss it.
What is an Admin Area in WordPress?
Admin area is the Administrator or owner area of a WordPress website. It provides access to several WordPress functions and tools. Admin area (dashboard) is the first visible screen when you log in to your WordPress website. Normally you can access this Admin area by adding /wp-admin at the end of your website URL.
For example www.example.com/wp-admin
Who can access admin area?
An administrator has full rights to access the all functions in the admin area for a WordPress powered website. Users with other roles such as contributor, editor and author have very limited access to the admin area.
What are the uses of Admin area?
Admin area is the place where you can get your website overview at-a-glance. It provides access to several WordPress functions and tools. Normally Admin area contains welcome bar, number of posts, pages, comments, your blog latest activity, recent comments, site stats, top posts, the latest news from your activated plugins and quick draft option. At the top of the admin area, it provides screen options tab with various widgets with a checkbox option to customize which option to display on your WordPress dashboard by simply uncheck the box.
Let’s check detailed about the available functions in the admin area.
At a glance:
At a glance provides a summary with the number of posts, pages and comments published on your website. We can directly click on the content to directly go to the specific area and to manage that content. WordPress version and your website theme also displayed here.
Here recently published content, upcoming schedule posts and recent comments will be displayed.
When you hovering the mouse on each comment, it will provide an option to approve, reply, edit, spam, trash or view to moderate the comments by clicking any option.
Total approved comments, pending, spam and trash comments details will be displayed in this widget.
The quick draft allows creating instant drafts with available content from the dashboard. You can include a title and little information about the post and click on save draft option to complete and publish the post later.
Site stats provides the graph of your website traffic with the configuration option to check the chart by month, week and day wise stats by selecting the available option.
Your website top posts and top searches also we can check here.
At the top of the admin area, it provides screen options tab with various widgets with checkbox option. We can easily customize which option to display on your WordPress dashboard by using checkbox. You can simply uncheck the box if you don’t want any widget to be displayed on your WordPress dashboard.
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