Dashboard Sidebar Menu

Dashboard Sidebar Menu

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WordPress dashboard menus

On the left side of your WordPress back-end dashboard, you can see the important menus. Let’s see what are inside these menus.


This is where you do your blog posts, normally. Under the Post menu are:

  • All Posts
  • Add New
  • Categories
  • Tags


This is where the media library is. This is where you can upload your files like images, audios, and etc. Under Media menu are:

  • Media Library
  • Add New


This is where to place your gravity form section. Under Forms menu are:

  • Forms
  • New Form


This is where we put the pages of the website. Under Pages menu are:

  • All Pages
  • Add Now


This is where you can modify the look-and-feel of your website. Under Appearances menu are:

  • Themes
  • Customize
  • Widgets
  • Menus
  • Header
  • Background
  • Editor


This is where you can set your plugins. Under Plugins menu are:

  • Installed Plugins
  • Add New
  • Editor


This is where you can manage your users. You can add, edit, or remove a user. Under Users menu are:

  • All Users
  • Add New
  • Your Profile


This is where you can set your overall settings of your website. Under Settings menu are:

  • General
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Media
  • Permalinks
  • Mailgun
  • Others (plugin settings)

Admin Toolbar from Frontend View

Admin Toolbar from Front-End View

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WordPress front-end view

Now, we’re logged-in as an administrator to our WordPress website. If we go back to the homepage, there’s an extra menu bar at the top of the screen.

Hover your mouse over the menu with a home icon and your website’s name on it

The useful parts here, if we click where it says the website name, that will take us back to the dashboard. It’s a great shortcut. If we want to go to our menu system to change our drop-down menus, we can select Menus in the option.

Hover your mouse over the New menu

There are also few other sections here that are quite useful like the New link to make a new page or post and, also, we’ve got out edit links as well for changing and editing the page.

Click on the menu with your name on it

Also, on the right, you’ve got your user thing. So if you want to logout, you can do it from here too.