Dashboard Overview

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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

  • You can edit some areas of your site directly from the Dashboard.

Admin Left Menu

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
  • Links - add/edit links to external sites in your sidebar
  • 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 you 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


Admin Top Bar

  • Use the Admin Bar at the top to quickly Visit your site (see what the public view)


Customize the dashboard

  • You can also drag and drop sections of your dashboard to new locations

Set your Screen Options

  • From the Screen Options button you can also control what types of editable content you want to see

ScreenOptions3.png Watch the “The WordPress.com dashboard – introduction”.

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