In this tutorial, we will be looking into a hidden secret options panel inside your WordPress admin dashboard. This option takes you to a hidden settings screen that contains every WordPress settings at one single place.
How to Access The Secret Options Panel?
We already have tutorials on configuring WordPress Settings from the frontend. But do you know there is a secret all-in-one settings panel available right inside the admin area?
Yes! That true... This is one of the coolest secrets that you should know about.
WordPress has a Master Options Panel within the admin area, but is hidden by default. This page displays all settings for your blog, and it is something that you should never mess with. Though this is not a screen where beginner's can play, we include it to the beginner's guide to show you a cool trick.
To access the secret panel just type the following in your browser:
This will take you to a screen which will look like below:
This page is a master option page that contains all the options that you can configure for your WordPress website. Some of these options can be modified using the WordPress settings menu on the left side admin bar. But most of these options are not available at the front end and not supposed to be modified by general users.
Important: We do not recommend you to use this hidden settings page to make any alterations to your WordPress site's settings unless you are absolutely confident about what you are doing.
Instead, you may primarily use this page to see the option values stored in your WordPress database, settings stored by plugins, and so on without actually accessing the MySQL Database. Knowing about the existence of this panel may come in handy someday.
Also, Keep in mind that you should never reveal or share any of the settings publically, as some of settings value can be used by hackers to take your site down. Be careful!
We hope that you have enjoyed the above article exploring the secret settings panel available within the admin area. Be with us to explore free training on Leading Technologies and Certifications.
Leave us some comments if you have any question about accessing this all in one settings panel of WordPress, we will be happy to help you.