6 Modules on the WordPress.com Dashboard

Whether it is a single page WordPress theme or a multi page, the dashboard of the WordPress is something which is common to all. As an admin or the owner of the website you must be familiar with the dashboard modules. It’s the dashboard which equips your over installing and managing themes, plugins and other post management. Here this article is all about explaining the major modules of WordPress dashboard. Have a look

1. At A Glance
This module, as the name says gives you a quick and short look at all the site information and other activities going on your website. It will give you a complete data about the number of posts you are having, comments or feedback given by the visitors, information regarding your theme and also in case you are receiving any spam or blocked activity.
The utility of this module comes when you start getting traffic over your website and you need to analyze the activities happening over your page. This module will provide concise and apt information related to your website and keys to manage that.

2. Quick Draft
Pen down all those bizarre and creative ideas which are dancing in your head in this module. Drafting a post doesn’t means that you are publishing it but you can save it as a draft and use it later on. Just save your future ideas on to it. There are options such as planned postings and categories. Whenever you get time, open your drafts and start working on them. This module just serves as “what on your mind” or an idea capturing module so that you remember what content you want to create.

3. Activity
This module is designed to for interaction between the user and the admin. Here the admin will see a list for approved and unapproved comments/posts, replying to any comment, editing and history viewing. The admin also has a power to mark any comment as spam or deleting that comment. This area serves as activity recorder for the admin. The admin can directly jump over and start acting as desired.

4. Your Stuff
Till now, the modules have been used to control user activity. This module helps you to tract your own activity over the website. This completely involves your own activity such as creating and editing any post or commenting over other’s post.

5. What’s Hot
This module act lets the user know regarding what is trending and act as news agent. All the links to the popular posts, trending and latest posts are displayed here.

6. Stats
Well, once you site starts receiving traffic, this module serves as the most important one. It helps the owner know about the traffic scenario, number of people visiting your website, the conversions, which is the most popular post etc. the stat are displayed with the help of graphs.

Winding Up
The main aim of dashboard is controlling everything over your website irrespective of the theme, be it free or premium, single page WordPress theme or multipage. Dashboard is used to install themes, plugins and control the user activity. A perfect harmony between all six modules will make your website a wonderful place to work. To wind up Have a quick glance over the things.
1. At a Glance gives you quick information
2. Pen down your ideas at “Quick draft”
3. All the analytical data is given by “stats”
4. All the trending, latest and popular links are listed in “What’s hot” section
5. All the visitor activity can be managed at “Activity” module.
6. “Your Stuff” enables you to manage your own activity.


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