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Long-Winded WordPress


Ok, so they fixed it so it remembers that I prefer the traditional Add New Post page, phew.

But now when I visit, how does one easily get to their Dashboard?!


Long ago before the plague of the blue-bar’d-ness I would log in and arrive at the Dashboard.

I consulted WordPress’s help section and found this:

The Dashboard is the first screen you see when you log into the administration area of your blog. The main idea of the dashboard is to give you a place where you can get an at-a-glance overview of what’s happening with your blog. This support doc covers the various modules that make up the Dashboard.

But one does not simply log into the administration area. What I do is, once logged in, I visit my actual blog, then I get the traditional black/grey/gray “Admin Bar” across the top of the page, where I can navigate as normal to my Dashboard.

The help section contains some irony in regards to the Admin Bar:

You may have noticed a gray bar that appears at the top of your pages when logged into your account. This gray bar is called the Admin Bar and it is an easy-to-access toolbar with shortcuts to many of the features you already know and love. This support doc contains information on all the features of the Admin Bar to help you get the most out of your experience. [my emphasis]

“You may have noticed”!? I’ve noticed that it’s becoming increasingly hard to find.

Another way to get to the Dashboard/see the Admin bar is to click on Stats, then on that page look for the little Home icon over near the left.


The reason I have to take this long-winded approach is because the basic blue bar (for tablet users?) now lacks a route to the Dashboard… I thought it was via my icon at the top right, but no. I tried settings but that’s only for my profile, not my actual blog. Also, if one goes into the My Sites button over on the left, and then tries to go through the user icon on the right to Settings, nothing happens.


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This entry was posted on 23 October, 2014 by in Blogging, Internet and tagged , , , , , , , , , .
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