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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Configuring Your Options

You can use the links in the left menu of your WordPress.org dashboard to configure all the options and settings related to your site, create and publish new content, and much more. The remainder of this chapter shows you what parts of WordPress.org’s left menu differ from those in WordPress.com and directs you to the appropriate chapter in this book to learn more about configuring specific settings.

Dashboard—Updates

Unlike the WordPress.com dashboard, which offers a variety of WordPress.com community tools, the Dashboard section of the WordPress.org left menu offers just one feature: Updates. That’s because WordPress.com users are automatically upgraded to the newest application release, but WordPress.org users ...

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