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Suggestion regarding Dashboard

  1. Have you talented WordPress developers ever considered creating some type of directory/index for our Dashboards? There are so many different settings and options in there now that even if you remember a specific one, you can spend five minutes looking for it, as I just did looking for the comment Likes setting. I had almost decided I had just imagined seeing it, before I finally opened the right screen.

    The blog I need help with is piedtype.com.

  2. It does come up when we search the support docs http://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=comment+likes

  3. Hi, tt. It drives me crazy when I'm trying to find a setting that I know is in there somewhere, but I can't find it. And going to the forums just to ask where a certain setting is is a waste of everyone's time.

  4. True but I use the support docs and wouldn't use what you suggest ie. some type of directory/index for our Dashboards. That's not to say it isn't a good idea though.

  5. TT one of us should create one of those ViewScreen youtubes that walks people through what every one of the items on the dashboard is.

  6. WordPress support docs are much too long for what I was imagining. I was imagining just a simple, alphabetized drop-down list on our blogs at the top of the Dashboard panel (left side) or on the admin bar, with each entry linked to the screen where it appears. Two entries might be "Likes, Comments" and "Likes, Posts."

    Anyway, just a thought.

  7. That's what the crew at http://wordPress.tv need to do, don't you think?

  8. Oops! Sorry. I was responding to raincoaster above.

  9. Hi Raincoaster. No, for me it's not a matter of what the item is, but where it is. I can't always remember which screen nested under which heading has that one obscure setting that I rarely or never change.

    But what you suggest might be very useful for new users. Showing can be more instructive than just telling. I'm sure all the options we have must be terribly intimidating to new bloggers. Of course, with all the frequent additions and changes, it might be difficult to keep such a video up to date.

  10. I've done workshops where I just walk people through the dashboard, and people, even people who've used WP for years, are so grateful.

    TT I'd rather do it myself, since I make more on YT videos than on Word Ads.

  11. So true, raincoaster. For years I thought the Gravatar "Maximum Rating" was for my Gravatar. I learned otherwise just a few months ago when an obscene Gravatar turned up in my Likes.

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