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WordPress: Dashboard Interface

WordPress, version 5.7. The instructions in this guide apply to sites built with the PLU Digital Humanities Lab version of WordPress and may not translate to sites built with or other versions.

The dashboard is the landing page after logging in through the administrator portal. WordPress sites are controlled, constructed, and changed through the Dashboard. Some settings may not show or be available due to user privileges or installed plugins.


1. Top Menu: Access other sites linked to your account, edit account settings, and quick access to create new items.
2. Side Menu:
  • Dashboard: View visitor statistics and other site details.
  • Posts: Write and edit blog entries, known as Posts in WordPress.
  • Media: Store all uploaded images, audio, and video.
  • Pages: Write and edit the various webpages, which contain all content except blog posts.
  • Comments: View comments that visitors have submitted to the site or posts.
  • Appearance (Admin only): Control the design of the site, such as the Theme and Menus.
  • Plugins (Admin only): Add and modify Plugins, which are optional enhancement features.
  • Users (Admin only): Add users and adjust their privileges.
  • Tools (Admin only): Run and apply scripts that are needed only on extraordinary occasions.
  • Settings (Admin only): Adjust site-wide settings, such as the name or URL.
3. Account Menu: Adjust profile options and log out.

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Keywordsword press, website, site, blogging   Doc ID97711
OwnerJanelle B.GroupPacific Lutheran Univ
Created2020-02-06 12:35:07Updated2023-08-04 16:29:48
SitesPacific Lutheran University
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