Dashboard

Once you’ve logged in, the WordPress Dashboard appears. This is your main administration homepage. At the very top of your Dashboard (and across every page) you will see the name of your site in the header area, this is also hyperlinked to your site’s homepage. You will also see the name of the person who is currently logged in (e.g. Joe Blogg). Move your cursor over your name to reveal the Log Out link as well as a link to edit your Profile.

Wec Dashboard

On most pages, just below your Username there are a couple of small inverted tabs. One called Screen Options and another called Help. Clicking either of these links will cause a panel to slide down from the top of the page. The Help link obviously displays some help information. The Screen Options link will display various options that allow you to configure what is displayed on the current page. The details in this panel change depending on what page you’re currently viewing. As an example, on your main Dashboard page the Screen Options allow you to set which panels you’d like displayed on the page and also how many columns you’d like the panels to appear across.

The main menu options and their usage are:

Dashboard
This will display your main Dashboard ‘homepage’. In the top left of your Dashboard you’ll see some brief stats on the number of Posts, Pages, Categories and Tags contained within your site.

Media
This is where all your uploaded images, documents or files are stored. You can browse through your Media library, as well as edit and update the files.

Local News
This is where you post local news articles. You can edit and maintain these articles here.

News
This is where all your global news articles will be. You can edit and maintain these articles here.

Press Releases
This is where your press releases belong. You can edit and maintain these articles here.

Pages
This is where you create and maintain all your Pages.

Publications
This is where you can create and edit publications for your website

Events
This is where an admin will upload events from the CRM you should not upload unless you are responsible for this.

Related: Logging in, Dashboard