Largo Dashboard Basics

If you're a site administrator or content creator, you'll be spending lots of time in the WordPress dashboard. Read this brief guide to the dashboard menus, and you'll become a power user in no time.

The Dashboard is where you log into Largo's back end. There you can configure your site, write and edit posts, add users, and all the other administrative and creative functions enabled by Largo.

If you've ever worked with WordPress, the Largo dashboard will look very familiar. When you log into the Largo dashboard you'll see something like this:

default dashboard in Largo

Most people probably don't need all these panels, but fortunately, there's a way to  clean up the screen by adjusting your Screen Options.

The WordPress Dashboard Menu System

WordPress is renowned for being the most user-friendly content management system, and the more you get to know the menus, the friendlier it gets. Hover over the links in the left menu list and you'll see something like this:

Posts menu in WordPress

Here we're looking at the  Posts menu, where you can click All Posts to open the Posts list page containing all the posts on your site:

All posts page in WordPress

Notice the links at the top that give you access to  Mine (posts created by you), PublishedDrafts, and Pending posts.

In the upper-right corner, you can use  Search Posts by keyword, or exact wording enclosed in quotation marks, and pagination links to see additional posts.

The  Title and Date column headings allow you to sort posts by title and date.

Each  AuthorCategory, and Tag is clickable and filters for posts that match whatever you click.

You can also perform  Bulk Actions on any number of posts you select.

These features and functions on the Post List page make it easy to get around hundreds or thousands of posts and find exactly what you're looking for at any time. Other parts of the WordPress dashboard, like Pages, Categories, and Users, work in much the same way. Click around and take a look at these screens to get to know them, and you'll begin to see many similarities in how they work.

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