THE BACK END DASHBOARD

 

The Dashboard is the first screen you see when you log into the administration area of your site. 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 site. In the left sidebar, you will find buttons that provide easy access to different areas of your website. When the menu item is selected, a list of sub-menu items will appear below it. Hovering your mouse over any of these buttons will also display the sub-menu. You can click these to easily access any of the subsections of your site.

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The main menu of the sidebar includes:

Posts – where you create and manage the posts on your blog as well as the tags and categories managing them.

Media – for managing the media content library for things like images, video and audio.

Pages – for creating and managing the static pages on your site (i.e., contact, overview, privacy policy, media kits, marketing toolkit, etc.)

Spotlights – used to manage your homepage spotlights if you are using the Alternate Spotlight setting.

Agencies – for creating agency accounts so a single user can manage more than one organization or venue within their front end dashboard.

Events – where you create and manage events as well as the tags and categories managing them. This is also where you perform your display management.

Organizations – where you create and manage your organizations as well as the tags and categories managing them.

Venues – where you create and manage venues as well as the tags and categories managing them.

Artists – where you create and manage artist profiles as well as the tags and categories managing them.

Classifieds – where you create and manage classified ad as well as the tags and categories managing them.

Syndication – allows you to create and provide feeds of your calendar content to other sources.

Appearance – used to set up widgets, create custom navigation menus, and more.

Users – allows you to manage and view all of the site’s users. It also allows you to edit your own profile, giving you options to change your password, email address, and screen name.

Popups – for creating and managing pop-ups for your homepage and other specific pages on your site.

Tools – provides some powerful tools plus options for importing and exporting content. And the Settings – where a bulk of your site’s options are maintained like your website’s name, privacy, and permalink settings.

 

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