Chapter 7

Understanding the Dashboard

In This Chapter

arrow Signing on to the Dashboard

arrow Finding your way around the Dashboard

arrow Customizing the Dashboard

arrow Applying your own settings

arrow Personalizing your profile

arrow Deciding how your blog will look

With successfully installed, you can explore your new blogging software. This chapter guides you through the preliminary setup of your new WordPress blog using the Dashboard. When you blog with WordPress, you spend a lot of time on the Dashboard, which is where you make all the exciting, behind-the-scenes stuff happen. In this panel, you find all the settings and options that enable you to set up your blog just the way you want it. (If you still need to install and configure WordPress, check out Chapter 6.)

Feeling comfortable with the Dashboard sets you up for a successful entrance into the WordPress blogging world. Expect to ...

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