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“Front End” vs. “Dashboard”

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There are two ways you can work on your site: The “Front End” and the “Dashboard.”

Helpful Tip: When you are logged in, you can toggle easily back and forth from the Front End to the Dashboard by clicking on the name of your site in the black bar at the top of the screen.

Click the headings below for more on the topic.

What is the Front End?

The Front End is when you’re looking at the site itself in the web browser. You can navigate from page to page and add/edit content using a set of tools that appear in a little blue utility bar along the bottom of the screen.

What is the Dashboard?

If you’re familiar with the WordPress publishing platform, you may navigate to the Dashboard or “back end” if you are more comfortable working in that environment.

Working in the Front End

For a general overview of the Front End editor, check out this video overview on YouTube (ignore the silly music). Here are a few detailed video tutorials with guidance on working with the PAL site using the front end editor:

Working in Dashboard

For a general introduction to working with the WordPress dashboard, click here.

There are many resources online that make it fun and easy to learn your way around the WordPress dashboard:

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