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Wordpress Dashboard Overview

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2012 06:40PM EDT

Touring the WordPress Dashboard

The table below will give you descriptions of the main menu items in the WordPress Dashboard that apply across all versions of WordPress — and Each version provides different options, but the basic main menu of the Dashboard is standard across all versions.

Menu Description


Find basic information and statistics for your blog, as well as information from the WordPress Development Blog and other blogs run by those involved with WordPress development or resources.


Write new posts and edit previous ones. Create categories to organize your posts by topic; upload images; create post excerpts; send trackbacks; manage custom fields.


View all media files you’ve uploaded to your blog, including images, audio, video and more. Upload and manage new media files with the built in media uploader.


Manage and categorize link lists (blogrolls) on your blog, add new links and edit or delete old ones.


Write and publish new static pages for your blog, and edit or delete previous ones; and assign pages to custom page templates


Manage comments here by viewing, editing, or deleting them; also manage your comment moderation queue and comment/trackback spam.


Manage your WordPress themes by viewing them, activating them, and editing them in the Theme Editor. Use and configure Sidebar Widgets here, too.


View a listing of plugins installed in your WordPress blog. Find new plugins, install, activate, deactivate, upgrade and edit them here.


Manage your users and subscribers and edit your own profile here.


Import data into your blog from another blogging platform (like Blogger, Typepad or Movable Type) or export your current blog data into a backup file. Upgrade your WordPress software to the latest version using the auto-upgrade feature!


Set the general options for your blog in this section. You find settings for blog posts, RSS feed, discussion options, privacy, and permalinks here.


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