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WP Admin Dashboard

The dashboard is the first screen you land on right after you log into your WordPress site. It is the main screen of the admin area of your website. offers best-in-class hosting and two different dashboards you can use, depending on which one you prefer:

While you can do almost everything in your main dashboard, you can also switch to WP Admin if that is your preference. This guide will show you how to access your WordPress dashboard.

Access WP Admin

When you first log in to your account, you will see the default dashboard. To access the WP Admin dashboard:

  1. Log into
  2. Scroll lower on the page and look for the “Quick links” section on the right.
  3. Click on WP Admin Dashboard.

You can also access WP Admin by adding /wp-admin to the end of your website URL, such as or

How to access the WP Admin dashboard from the Quick links section of the  dashboard.

Set the Admin Interface Style

This section of the guide applies to sites with the Business or Commerce plan. If your site has one of our legacy plans, this feature is available on the Pro plan.

You can set your website to use the wp-admin classic interface whenever you log into your dashboard. This setting will also change the admin bar (the black bar that appears at the top of the screen while you’re logged in.)

To set the style for the admin interface, take the following steps:

  1. Log into your dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings → Hosting Configuration.
  3. Scroll down to the “Admin interface style” section.
  4. Choose between:
    • Default style: The redesigned experience.
    • Classic style: The classic WP-Admin WordPress interface.
The Admin Interface Style setting, with default selected.

After making a selection, your admin interface will update automatically in a few seconds.

Switch Views Per-Screen

To view the classic WP Admin version of any individual screen, you can click on the View tab in the upper right corner and select “Classic view“:

Animated GIF showing the process of clicking the View tab and selecting Classic View to switch from the dashboard to the WP Admin dashboard.

After switching to the Classic WP Admin view, you can return to the Default view by clicking the View tab in the upper right corner and selecting Default view:

Animated GIF showing the process of clicking View and selecting view.


If you do not have the View tab, check to make sure “ Log In” is set to the ON position at Settings → Security → Log In.

Classic view is available for:

In addition, the Classic Editor is accessible by following these steps.

When you switch to Classic view, it will not change back to the Default view unless you intentionally return to this view using the View tab.

You can control the view on a screen-by-screen basis. For example, switching to Classic view on Pages will not change the view on the Posts screen. Switching to Classic view on Posts is a separate action.

WP Admin Dashboard Actions

There are several quick actions you can perform right within the WP Admin dashboard, as shown below:

  1. Click on Screen Options to select the elements you want to show in your WP Admin dashboard. You can show or hide At a Glance, Activity, Quick Draft, and so on.
  2. Click on Help to access quick tutorials on navigating the WP Admin dashboard and get additional support if needed.
  3. At a Glance displays a summary of the content on your site and identifies which theme you are using.
  4. Activity: Shows the upcoming scheduled posts, recently published posts, and the most recent comments on your posts and allows you to moderate them.
  5. Quick Draft: This section lets you quickly create a new post and save it as a draft. It also displays links to the three most recent draft posts you’ve started. You can click on those links to edit the draft posts or access them by navigating to Posts → All Posts → Drafts.
  6. Click on any of the three arrows to move the current box element up, down, or toggle to shut it. You can also click and drag any boxes to move them into a different position.

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