Navigating the WordPress dashboard
Learn how to navigate WordPress using the admin dashboard, create and edit pages, and unpublish pages.

Main WordPress dashboard

  • The main WordPress Dashboard is found by visiting the URL www.WordPress.com.
  • This will be the starting point for many of the steps in this guide.

WP Admin Dashboard

The WP Admin Dashboard is found by
  1. 1.
    visiting the main WordPress dashboard
  2. 2.
    scrolling over to the left-hand menu, scrolling to the bottom, and
  3. 3.
    tapping the row that says “WP Admin.” This will be the location of many customization features.

Begin editing a page

  • Open the WordPress.com main dashboard.
  • In the “Site” section, tap “Pages.”
  • In the list of pages, search or scroll to the row you want to edit.
  • On the far right of the row, tap the button with three dots.
  • Select “Edit” in the menu.

Unpublish a page

  • Begin editing the page you want to unpublish.
  • Make sure the “Page” menu is visible on the right side of the page.
  • If you do not see a “Page” menu, look to the upper right corner of the page and tap the button with a gear on it. Hovering over this button should show the label “Settings.”
  • In the Page menu, look for the row labeled “Visibility.”
  • Tap the current visibility setting, and change it to “Private.”
  • Confirm the popup. This page is now only visible to you. Make sure there are no links around your website leading visitors to the page!
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