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WordPress Dashboard – Introduction by newbie

Dashboard Panel

When you will log into the administration area of your blog, you’ll see the WordPress Dashboard which will display the overview of the whole website.  You can customize your needs by using some quick links such as writing quick draft, replying to latest comment, etc.

Dashboard Menu

The WordPress Dashboard provides a navigation menu that contains some menu options such as posts, media library, pages, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools and settings on the left side.

Welcome Section

It includes the “Customize Your Site” button which allows customizing your WordPress theme. The center column provides some of the useful links such as creating a blog post, creating a page and view the front end of your website.

Quick Draft

The Quick Draft is a mini post editor which allows writing, saving and publishing a post from the admin dashboard. It includes the title for the draft, some notes about the draft and save it as a Draft.

WordPress News

The WordPress News widget displays the latest news such as latest software version, updates, alerts, news regarding the software etc. from the official WordPress blog.

Activity

The Activity widget includes latest comments on your blog, recent posts and recently published posts. It allows you to approve, disapprove, reply, edit, or delete a comment. It also allows you to move a comment to spam.

At a Glance

This section gives an overview of your blog’s posts, number of published posts and pages, and number of comments. When you click on these links, you will be taken to the respective screen. It displays the current version of running WordPress along with the currently running theme on the site.


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