The WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard

The Dashboard, or “backend,” is where you can make changes to your website content and features. The dashboard navigation menu (the black area on the left) allows you access to the site features you have permissions to edit, according to your user role.

Screenshot of the WordPress dashboard

Screen Options

Screen Options allow you to choose which modules are displayed on your WordPress administration screens. They are different for each area of the backend.

Access Screen Options by clicking the pull-down tab underneath your username.

Screenshot of Screen Options pulldown tab