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[[Image:Blue-l.png|left|75px]] When you login to the admin area of your site, the dashboard is the first screen you see and gives you a bird's eye view of content and activity in your site.
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===The "Admin" view of your site===
 
===The "Admin" view of your site===
 
====Admin Top Bar====
 
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*Use the Admin Bar at the top to quickly Visit your site (see what the public view)
 
*Use the Admin Bar at the top to quickly Visit your site (see what the public view)
 
*Use it as a toggle to quickly switch back to Admin view
 
*Use it as a toggle to quickly switch back to Admin view
 
 
====Admin Left Menu====
 
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*'''Posts''' - to add/edit the posts in your site
 
*'''Posts''' - to add/edit the posts in your site
 
*'''Media''' - manage the files you upload to your site
 
*'''Media''' - manage the files you upload to your site
*'''Links''' - add/edit links to external sites in your sidebar
 
 
*'''Pages''' - add/edit pages to your site
 
*'''Pages''' - add/edit pages to your site
 
*'''Comments''' - if you have comments enabled, manage the comments others make on your site
 
*'''Comments''' - if you have comments enabled, manage the comments others make on your site
*'''Appearance''' - edit the settings for how you site looks including the sidebar and menu
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*'''Appearance''' - edit the settings for how your site looks including the sidebar and menu
 
*'''Plugins''' - activate additional functionality through plugins
 
*'''Plugins''' - activate additional functionality through plugins
*'''Users''' - if you have a group site, this is where you would add additional users to edit your site. This is also where you can update your personal profile.
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*'''Users''' - if you have a group site, this is where you would add additional users to edit your site. This is also where you can update your personal profile
'''Tools''' - a few useful utilities like import/export are tucked away here.
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*'''Tools''' - a few useful utilities like import/export are tucked away here
'''Settings''' - change your site's default settings  
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*'''Settings''' - change your site's default settings including your site's title and privacy settings
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See also: [http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/05/the-wordpresscom-dashboard-introduction “The WordPress.com dashboard – introduction”]
  
  
===Customize the dashboard===
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*You can also drag and drop sections of your dashboard to new locations
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====Set your Screen Options====
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*From the '''Screen Options''' button you can also control what types of editable content you want to see
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* [http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/05/the-wordpresscom-dashboard-introduction “The WordPress.com dashboard – introduction”]
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Latest revision as of 16:01, 14 August 2017

When you login to the admin area of your site, the dashboard is the first screen you see and gives you a bird's eye view of content and activity in your site.

The "Admin" view of your site

Admin Top Bar

Wp-adminbar.png

  • Use the Admin Bar at the top to quickly Visit your site (see what the public view)
  • Use it as a toggle to quickly switch back to Admin view

Admin Left Menu

Dashboard1.png

Use the Admin Menus in the left to edit more detailed sections of your site

  • Dashboard - access the dashboard of the currently active site, check under My Sites to view or access the dashboard for any other sites you administer
  • Posts - to add/edit the posts in your site
  • Media - manage the files you upload to your site
  • Pages - add/edit pages to your site
  • Comments - if you have comments enabled, manage the comments others make on your site
  • Appearance - edit the settings for how your site looks including the sidebar and menu
  • Plugins - activate additional functionality through plugins
  • Users - if you have a group site, this is where you would add additional users to edit your site. This is also where you can update your personal profile
  • Tools - a few useful utilities like import/export are tucked away here
  • Settings - change your site's default settings including your site's title and privacy settings

See also: “The WordPress.com dashboard – introduction”