Protected: Lesson Two: WordPress Home & Updates Screens

WordPress.org Dashboard

Home & Updates Screens

The WordPress Dashboard is the admin side of the platform; it is the screen that will be displayed after login into your website.

In addition to the left sidebar menu the Dashboard contains two main screens:

Home Screen & Updates Screen

‘Home’ screen

When you click on ‘Home’ in the top left sidebar menu, the screen as shown in the image below will be displayed.

The ‘Home’ screen is where you will find:

  • At a Glance – At a glance is a snapshot of your pages. It tells you the quantity of posts, pages and comments recorded on your site.
  • Quick Draft – This is were you will write a quick post….an idea that came to mind and you want to jot it down or an idea for a post you do not want to forget.
  • Activity – A list of all your recent post by date and titles

 

Updates Screen

Clicking on ‘Updates’ in the top left sidebar menu, the screen as shown in the image below will be displayed.

This is the screen that notifies you of updates to WordPress, Plugins and Themes. It is important to complete the updates in a timely fashion in order to ensure the proper functioning of your website.


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