LuckyMarble / i3dthemes: Wordpress 'Theme' Tutorials
Section 2: The Wordpress Dashboard
Exercise 2-1: Take a tour of your 'Themes' WP-Dashboard
Once you've installed your 'Theme', the first thing we recommend is a quick tour of your 'Themes' Dashboard page. The 'Dashboard' differs from the standard Wordpress Dashboard as we've modified it to work with your new 'Theme'. All the menu's and panels you need to work with your new 'Theme' are accessible from this page.
The Dashboard is basically an admin page, that includes menu's along the left side, and 'panels' in the center and right side. The menu's link to specific 'panels'. The panels allow you to edit the content, or manage the properties of the various pages, components, and elements of your 'Theme'. Let's start with some general 'settings' located on the 'Top Bar' of the Dashboard.
Visit Site (button)
New Post (menu button)
Right Now Panel
Recent Comments Panel
Recent Drafts Panel
Theme Instructions Panel