Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard

by admin

This short flash video from our video series introduces users to the WordPress Dashboard – for your clients, your users or yourself.

The WordPress Dashboard

This video introduces users to:

  • the menu items in the dashboard and what each is used for
  • The New Post dropdown menu item
  • The link to your user profile, log out, visit your site and Help content

And here’s some info about that dashboard…

Post menu item The first screen you see when you log into your blog is the Dashboard of your administrative area.

Your dashboard provide a quick overview of what’s happening with your blog while also supplying tools to navigate to other areas of your Administration panel.

Your navigation menu is on the left side of your Dashboard. Each navigation item can be expanded or collapsed to view their submenu by clicking on the arrow on the right hand side of the item.

Click on the Dashboard link at the top of the navigation menu to return to the dashboard area of your blog when you are on any page within your administration panel.

New Post drop down  menuYou also have a quick access navigation menu on the top right hand side of your administration panel which you can use to go to your New post, Drafts, New Page or Comments screens.

To navigate to a new screen just click on the arrow and then select the desired option.


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