First section of The7 Dashboard represents registration tab (fig.1), which also includes links to bundled plugins installation, demo content import, etc.

Fig.1. The7 registration tab

Fig.1. The7 registration tab.

System Status

The next section is System Status (fig. 2). In case of any problems with the web-site, it may point out the most widespread issues like wrong install location (the theme is stored in a folder different from /dt-the7/), lack of server memory, unavailable ZIP module (when server is not able to unpack ZIP archives), etc.

Fig. 2. System Status

Fig. 2. System Status.


The biggest section is “Settings” tab, which is divided into two subsections.

Legacy Features

It contains check-boxes for such old The7 features as “The7 row”, “Icons Bar” and “Overlapping Headers” (fig. 3). By default, new The7 users have these options disabled, because we force them to use more effective modern features.

Fig. 3. Legacy Features

Fig. 3. Legacy Features.

So, if you are new to The7 theme, just disregard this section. If you are old The7 fan and wonder where Overlapping header is gone, these check-boxes are made for you.

The7 Post Types and Elements

This section is available only if you are using The7 custom post types (fig. 4) from The7 Elements plugin. It allows to disable post types you don’t need and, in result, make WP Dashboard work a little bit faster.

Fig.4. The7 Post Types and Elements

Fig.4. The7 Post Types and Elements.


If there is something wrong with your copy of the theme, you may want to re-install it. The simplest way is to use The7 Re-installer plugin. When this plugin is active, you can find appropriate button (fig. 5) in the bottom of the screen. Just make a click!

Fig. 5. Reinstall The7

Fig. 5. Reinstall The7.