As promised, my slides from my WCKC 2012 session.
Your website at a glance:
Called “Right Now”, you can see how many posts you have, how many pages, what categories the posts are in, how many tags you have created, how many comments people have made on your post(s), and whether those comments are approved, pending, or spammed.
You can also see what theme you are using and how many widgets, what version of WP you have installed, and finally a quick button to access your theme area to change to another theme.
OUTDATED: As you start learning how to use your WordPress (hereafter called WP) site you will need to learn a few new vocabulary words. Are you familiar with the desktop on your computer? You have a desktop on your new WP site, it is called the dashboard. Your dashboard (control panel, back office, etc) is your starting point for everything you will ever do on your WP site.
What can you access from your dashboard? Glad you asked! Read on!