Intro to WordPress: Admin Tools to Save Time

This time we’ve selected 4 video tutorials from WordPress.tv that demonstrate some of the advanced possibilities of the WordPress Admin interface. You can customize your WordPress Admin to better suit your particular needs, and learn about advanced features that can save you lots of time managing your blog.

1. An Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard is often the first thing you see after successfully logging in to your Admin account. It contains useful information about WordPress and your site, a “quick-post” form, and is quite customizable.

2. How to rearrange the post editor

There may be areas of the post editor that you always use, and some that you never use. You can drag and drop sections of the post editor into different positions, and also turn sections on and off.

3. How to use quick edit and bulk edit features to manage your posts in half the time

While on the “Edit Posts” page, it’s possible to change categories, tags, titles, publish dates, and other details about each post listed on the page without having to leave the page. It’s also possible to select multiple posts, and edit many of these details for several posts at once.

4. How to manage recent comments on your site from your dashboard

As comments come in to your site, you often will need to approve or moderate them. You can do much of this right from your dashboard.

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