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WP Admin Dashboard

WP Admin can be considered as the classic WordPress dashboard. You will often see images of this dashboard when looking at WordPress tutorials online. While you can do almost everything in your main WordPress.com dashboard, you can use WP Admin if that is your preference.

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Access WP Admin

To view WP Admin dashboard pages, click the View tab in the upper right corner and select Classic view:

Animated GIF showing the process of clicking the View tab and selecting Classic View.

When you switch to classic view, it will not change back to the default view unless you intentionally return to this view using the View tab.

You can control the view on a screen-by-screen basis. For example, switching to classic view on Pages will not change the view on the Posts screen. Switching to classic view on Posts is a separate action.

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If you are not seeing the View tab, check to make sure WordPress.com Log In is set to the ON position at Settings → Security → WordPress.com Log In.

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Switch to WordPress.com View

After switching to the classic WP Admin view, you can return to the default WordPress.com view by clicking the View tab in the upper right corner and selecting Use WordPress.com view:

Animated GIF showing the process of clicking View and selecting WordPress.com view.
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