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Beyond the Dashboard

The top of the Dashboard—and every WordPress administrative page, for that matter—features the controls shown in Figure 4.14.

Figure 4.14

Figure 4.14 The New Post button sits at the top of every page in the WordPress admin interface.

The New Post button takes you to the Posts page. If you click the arrow next to it, a menu drops down, listing shortcuts to other sections of the WordPress admin interface (Figure 4.15). You can jump directly to Drafts, New Page, Upload, and Comments, each of which I cover in full in later chapters.

Figure 4.15

Figure 4.15 These shortcuts are listed when you click the triangle next to the New Post link at the top of a WordPress page.

The controls at the far right end (refer to Figure 4.14) contains a mix of links to internal and external resources:

  • User name. The first link is your user name, which takes you to your profile page (see Chapter 3).
  • Log Out. The Log Out link logs you out of the WordPress administrative interface.
  • Help. Clicking this link reveals a help page for the Dashboard. This link is contextual, so when you go to different pages in the WordPress admin interface, the Help link relates to the page that you're viewing.
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