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

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Your Dashboard’s Admin Bar

The easiest place to start is with the Admin Bar, the navigation bar that spans the width of your WordPress dashboard. This navigation bar, visible above all WordPress.com-hosted blogs when you’re logged in to your WordPress account, includes four primary links with drop-down menus providing additional links:
• My Account
• My Blog
• Blog Info
• Subscribe
In addition, to the right of the Admin Bar, you’ll see a search box. Here you can input keywords to search within your own blog or to find other WordPress.com-hosted blogs related to topics of interest to you.

My Account

The My Account link and sublinks in the Admin Bar allow you to navigate to a number of useful features.
 
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