‘Dashboard’ Videos

  • Michelle Ames: Hidden Features of WordPress Revealed

    Michelle Ames: Hidden Features of WordPress Revealed

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016Speaker: Michelle Ames

    September 29, 2016 — There are WordPress Features You May Not Know.

    If you are like many, there always seem to be things you wish you could do with WordPress, but maybe can’t quite figure out. This session will provide you with some great tips and tricks for you to make working with WordPress even easier.

    From changing the number of posts on the dashboard page, to adding a target to link to on the menu dashboard, there are many things that are easy to accomplish — if only you know where to look. Not only are there screen options on almost every dashboard page, but there are help pulldowns, too, helping to answer questions before you might even need to turn to help in a forum.

    We will also cover shortcuts for use in the editor window, and a quick and easy way to save your favorite plugins to find at a click to upload to your site.

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  • Bob Dunn: The WordPress Dashboard Demystified

    Bob Dunn: The WordPress Dashboard Demystified

    WordCamp Seattle 2015: Beginner EditionSpeaker: Bob Dunn

    December 21, 2015 — Take an up-front tour of the WordPress dashboard and its built-in features. We will discover how to customize the look of your dashboard to remove the clutter. We will also look at where your menus and navigation are created and edited and the flexibility you have for building your own custom menus. We’ll also learn about hidden shortcuts and settings and see, as we add our theme and plugins, where their settings end up and if there is any logic to their new homes.

  • Sarah Hines: Be a Customer Service Superstar with Customized WP-Admin

    Sarah Hines: Be a Customer Service Superstar with Customized WP-Admin

    WordCamp Montréal 2015Speaker: Sarah Hines

    September 20, 2015 — When you work in WP-Admin every day, it’s wicked easy to navigate. But for users who are new to WordPress or only update their sites occasionally, the admin area can be full of WordPress-centric-lingo and not very intuitive. If you’ve created a customized front-end experience, why not take a few extra moments and tighten up the admin? It’s not difficult to make users happier and reduce the number of questions you get! We’ll cover customizing via both plugins and code, adding your own help documentation to the admin, and current best practices.

    This talk is for individuals who are developing sites for other editors. The focus is directed at intermediate developers who wish to create their own WordPress admin customizations, but will touch on appropriate plugins to mimic the same functionality.

  • Shanta R. Nathwani: Introduction to the Dashboard
  • WordPress Add New Media

    WordPress Add New Media

    May 8, 2015 — WordPress Add New Media screen

  • WordPress Dashboard Home

    WordPress Dashboard Home

    Speaker: John Parkinson

    May 8, 2015 — WordPress Dashboard Home Screen

  • WordPress Dahboard Updates

    WordPress Dahboard Updates

    Speaker: John Parkinson

    May 7, 2015 — WordPress Dashboard Updates

  • WordPress Dashboard Overview

    WordPress Dashboard Overview

    Speaker: John Parkinson

    May 7, 2015 — A quick overview of the WordPress Dashboard

  • Cliff Seal: Friendlier, Safer WordPress Admin Areas

    Cliff Seal: Friendlier, Safer WordPress Admin Areas

    WordCamp Atlanta 2015Speaker: Cliff Seal

    April 15, 2015 — The WordPress Administration area is no walk in the park. Just because it’s, perhaps, the most user-friendly of the big CMSs doesn’t necessary make it objectively easy to use. All sorts of things that can seriously break your site are mixed in with trivial options. And, once you start adding robust plugins, things can get complicated fast.

    There are many ways to make WordPress more palatable for the common user (see: non-developers) and reduce the risk of big-time accidents. In this session, I’ll show you how easy it is to remove things users don’t need from the admin area—all with your own plugin.

    Don’t worry if you haven’t written a plugin before. Not only will I give you the working plugin to start with, but I’ll explain everything along the way.

    Let’s make WordPress just a little easier and safer for everyone!

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  • Jonathan Daggerhart: Introduction to using WordPress

    Jonathan Daggerhart: Introduction to using WordPress

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Jonathan Daggerhart

    September 27, 2014 — This introduction to WordPress walks the fine line between abstract concepts and specific use-cases for many administrative tasks within WordPress. The goal of the presentation is to not-only teach you how to navigate and use different functionality with WordPress’s dashboard, but to also provide understanding as to why the differences in functionality exist. By the end of the presentation, you should understand how to use WordPress to effectively create and manage simple websites. Topics covered: common settings, pages, posts, categories & tags, themes, widgets, and plugins.

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