Last updated - March 22, 2018
When you log in to the back-end of your online store, the WordPress dashboard is the first screen that you encounter. Dashboard widgets are a great way to get an overview of everything that is happening with your store. In addition, it’ll help you focus on aspects that need your immediate attention as well.
You can personalize your dashboard, by selecting which widgets to show. For this, click ‘Screen Options’, on the top right corner of your screen.
Next, you can choose the widgets to choose by ticking the required ones.
Upon installation, WooCommerce adds two useful widgets on the dashboard that give some quick insights into your business. These are WooCommerce Recent Reviews and WooCommerce Status. Let’s look a little bit deeper into both.
WooCommerce Recent Reviews
As you might’ve guessed, this one shows a list of the most recent reviews that your store has received. You can see the details of the reviewer along with the product that’s been reviewed. In addition, there is a display of part of the review as well. The star rating of the product is also visible. You can click on the product link if you want to read the full review.
This widget gives a nice overview of what’s happening in your store. The first data available on this widget is your store’s net sales for the present month. Next, you can see the top-selling product in your store. This is followed by details about the orders that are awaiting processing and orders on hold. The last part of this widget provides details on your stock. This includes data on low-stock and out-of-stock products.
More detailed dashboard statistics
If you are managing more than one store and need more detailed and organized data on the dashboard, opt for a suitable plugin. There are plugins available in the WooCommerce marketplace that gives details on daily sales, customer spending patterns, average sales, estimated sales, frequently used payment methods, etc. Here’s a list of plugins that you can consider for more control on the dashboard.