The Dashboard is the first screen you will see once you log into Site Administrator. This will give you a brief overview of all of your modules, new items displaying to your customers, and recent changes that have been made on your website. This is meant to give you a preview of important and new things happening on your website. Each Site Administrator user can customize their Dashboard to their preference.
Widgets in the dashboard are visual blocks of information that shows useful information on an aspect of your website. These widgets can be helpful in giving you a quick look at information such as the amount of traffic on your website, or number of orders on your online store in the last 24 hours. You are able to add and remove any of the widgets available at your leisure to help personalize your website's dashboard. There are default widgets that are available in your dashboard that do not require any extra modules to be installed. However, there are also widgets available when you have certain modules like Analytics or Catalog installed on your website. Below is the current list of available widgets that you can add to your dashboard.
This widget displays both the current amount of users online and active users on line. Users online includes everyone currently on the site, while Active users online refers only to those users who are currently moving their mouse.
This widget informs users if there are available updates to any/all modules. Clicking View Updates will take the user to the appropriate page to update the site.
The Browser Statistics widget gives a simplified view of the browser information of your front-end users.
The Browsers graph gives statistical information regarding the specific Web Browser that visitors are using to view the site (i.e. Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.). Hovering over the sections of the chart will provide the name of the browser associated with that section.
The Operating Systems graph gives statistical information regarding the specific Operating System that visitors are using to view the site (i.e. Windows, Mac OS X, etc.). Hovering over the sections of the chart will provide the name of the Operating System associated with that section.
The Mobile / Desktop graph gives statistical information regarding the platform that visitors are using to view the site. Hovering over the sections of the chart will provide the platform of the device, either Mobile (i.e. Phones, Tablets, etc.) or Desktop, associated with that section.
The Location Statistics widget provides the region that your visitors are viewing your site from. Hovering over specific locations will provide the visitor count for that area.
The Traffic Statistics widget provides analytical data regarding the traffic on your site for the previous fourteen days. The green Sessions line on the graph refers to the number of times a visitor came to your site. The blue Page Views line on the graph refers to the number of individual pages that were viewed on your site. Multiple page views can come from the same session.
The Traffic Sources widget provides a few SEO sources for your visitor traffic. Direct refers to visitors who came to the site via typing in the URL into their browser, while Google and Bing refer to visitors finding your site via search results respectively for either of the search engines. Other can refer to links from third-party sources (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
Clicking this button will reload the display for the associated widget. This action will collect and display the most current information for the widget.
Clicking and dragging on this button will allow you to move the widget to a different location.
Clicking this button will collapse the widget and hide its' contents. Clicking the button again will expand the widget.
Clicking this button will remove the widget from your Dashboard. The widget can be re-added to the Dashboard via the Widget Menu, which can be accessed by clicking the following tab on the Dashboard.
Clicking this tab will open the Widget Menu, allowing you to add new widgets to your Dashboard.
Simply clicking the name of the desired widget will place it on the Dashboard.