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The Dashboard is the first screen you see when you log in to your blog.

The main idea of the Dashboard is to give you a place where you can get a brief overview of what's happening with your blog. It also lets you quickly and easily manage your blog content (posts).

Main Dashboard Area

The Main Dashboard Area contains the following useful sections:

  • Right Now

    The Right Now section shows you how many posts, pages, categories, and tags your blog currently has.

    If you click on one of these options, for example 'posts', you'll be shown the complete list of posts on your blog.

    There is also a list showing you the total number of approved, pending, and spam comments. For more information, read the Comments page.

  • Recent Comments

    The Recent Comments section allows you to monitor comments quickly and easily.

    By hovering over any listed comment, you can choose to approve/unapprove, edit, mark it as spam or trash (delete) the comment.

    Note: Due to the large amount of potential spam that blogs can receive, we recommend turning comments off unless absolutely necessary, and unless you have the resources to regularly monitor comments.

    For more information, read the Comments page.

  • Quick Press

    QuickPress allows you to create content directly from the Dashboard. You can include a title, body text, media files, and tags in the post, and have the option of saving it as a draft or publishing immediately.

    For more options such as adding categories, see the Edit a Post page or to choose a future publishing date, see the Publish a Post page.

  • Recent Drafts

    The Recent Drafts section shows links to your most recent draft posts, allowing one-click access from the Dashboard. If you create drafts using QuickPress, they will appear in this section immediately.

Dashboard Menu

The Dashboard menu sits on the left-hand side of the Main Dashboard Area. It contains the following useful options:

  • Posts

    The Posts option allows you to view all posts, add a new post and see all of your post categories and tags.

  • Media

    The Media option can be used to manage your existing media files in the Media Library. You can also upload new files to your Media Library using the Add New link.

    Please read the best practice guidelines and instructions on using media files e.g. images, documents and video and audio for your blog.

  • Links

    On the University of Adelaide blogs, this option is not relevant.

  • Pages

    The Pages option can be used to see all the current pages you have on your blog. It can also be used to add a new page.

    To find out more about pages in your blog, read the Pages section.

  • Comments

    The Comments option allows you to quickly see all of the comments made on your blog.

    For more information about comments, read the Comments page.



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