Manage all your sites more efficiently with our latest round of updates to the WordPress.com dashboard.
One Central Hub for All Your Content
Last week, we announced a few updates to the WordPress.com interface, including faster stats and enhanced site management on both desktop and mobile devices.
Our push to make all WordPress.com sites faster and easier to access and manage continues. This week, we’re thrilled to unveil a few brand-new features that allow bloggers, publishers, and business owners to run their sites and manage their content from one central hub, no matter what device they’re using.
From new blog post and page management tools to Jetpack site integrations, we hope you enjoy the latest additions as much as we do!
Centralized post management
You can now access all your posts from one convenient location, whether you write one personal blog or publish on multiple sites. Quickly sort through published, scheduled, drafted, or even trashed posts for one or all of your sites at once!
A visual preview of each blog post lets you scan your content to edit, view, publish, or trash from a single list. Another new functionality we’re excited to introduce today: while “Blog Posts” is selected, you can hop to another blog’s post list using the site selector in the sidebar.
Easy access to pages
For many site administrators, managing pages is just as — if not more — important than post management, so we’ve extended to pages the same functionality that lets you review all your posts from one place.
You can look up any of your pages, and then publish, un-publish, or trash them, all directly from your WordPress.com dashboard. Editing pages is also just one click away, regardless of the number of sites you run.
One WordPress dashboard for all your sites
We also have great news for those of you who have both self-hosted WordPress sites and WordPress.com sites. The new WordPress dashboard gives you access to all your Jetpack-connected sites as well as to sites hosted here on WordPress.com, and allows you to manage your posts, pages, and plugins from the same central hub.
Tell us what you think!
For some, individual-site management in the classic WP Admin dashboard will continue to be the go-to. That said, today’s updates include some entirely new features that are only accessible in the new dashboard. To tap into multi-site posts and pages lists and manage all your WordPress sites under one hood, we encourage you to try out the new interface.
We want to thank all of you who’ve shared constructive feedback with us — it helps us immensely in our effort to make the experience even smoother. Whichever dashboard you fancy, we hope you’ll take the updates for a spin and continue to share your thoughts with us!
Ok, I can see um..how easy it is to trash a published post.
Note: I don’t edit/manage my posts in a mobile device. I just look at comments..
Please explain to us about the jet pack plug-ins…for wordpress.com blogs. I thought jetpack plug-ins were only for wordpress.org blogs.
What plug-ins can be used in wordpress.com blogs? I’m confused.
Yes! Can’t wait.
It’s too-blue to use just like the other WP pages (Reader, New Stats, BBB editor).
I prefer the old administrative pages where we can choose the colors.
I also prefer seeing a list of the posts with only the title so there is less scrolling to do.
There is no bulk edit option that I can see on the “new” blog posts page.
There is a lot of empty blue space on both sides of the screen on a desktop monitor.
I will continue using the old dashboard/administrative pages/Stats page, classic editor, etc.
Sounds like great updates…I only wish still that there was a Windows Phone 8 app.
I am absolutely loving the new format. I love the look and I love the ease at which I can bounce between the different blogs I manage. I also use the phone app quite a bit, but would love for it to be a little better. However, I can still get a post out through my phone when needed.
I can definitely see myself warming up to the New Dashboard. However, I feel the way that new tools are being introduced is very disruptive and jarring: suddenly, without warning, you go to do something and it’s totally different! IMHO it would have been much better to wait till more of this was in place and then provide an introduction of some sort… but as it is we’ve all been beta testers for a few months now and it’s not been very pleasant.
Thank you for not foisting this on us without giving us a choice. I will check it out, but since I have just one site and very static pages, I have no genuine use for that level of complexity in management. But I can see where other people might find additional management functions useful. I will see.
The upgrade isn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be after the fiasco of boop-boop-beep. I still prefer the classic dashboard and stats but this new version is workable too.
However I still don’t really understand why you all felt the need to “upgrade” something that was working perfectly and was really easy and user-friendly to begin with. If it ain’t broken don’t fix it!
Great – Thank you so much !
This is such an exciting time to be on WordPress with all the backend changes you’ve been rolling out. I’m going to give the new Posts pages a go. They are oh-so-shiny and they load really fast. And I like how a snippet from the beginning of the post shows up, along with an image if any are hosted at WP. And being able to see individual post stats from here is handy.
One thing I’d like to see on the new pages is the ability to adjust scheduled future post times, a la Quick Edit on the old posts page. I use that a lot — and it avoids me having to go into full edit mode on each page just to adjust the day I want it to run.
I kind of hope you never deprecate the old posts page, as there are a couple things I’d continue to do there that don’t look easily supportable on the new pages. One of those is sorting and filtering my posts. I’m surprised by how often I use that. In addition to my personal blog, I contribute to a group blog and I frequently want to find just my posts. That’s easy on the old posts page.
Keep up the exciting developments.
I guess I am in the minority. I am not one of these people who oppose change. In fact, I like to be innovative and change things up. But, I prefer my pages to be the first thing I see. I really do not care for the dashboard format. And, I really do not care about the stats of my blog. I am not a blogger looking to see how many people I can have looking at my content. I use my blog to show family and friends the adventure I am on in life. Just my two cents worth. and many might think that this is all my comments are worth. So be it. You asked for comments. I gave mine.
uhm ok so i went to look to see if something was faster as i was muttering about clicking through and waiting for page loads being waaaay slower, and I clicked on posts to see what was commented on in this article, at first it appeared interesting and then I realized that I have to scroll through them all and I cannot get to a list to fix tags, categories, bulk actions or anything, I also now have a barfy migraine from scrolling. I am glad for classic dashboard it does more and does it better.
I also like to ad your inconsistency. At one point it is call the classic dashboard, and another you like saying WP admin. It is these things that confuses people who are trying to use your service.
Making it look better does not make it work fluently.
Working with big screens I like to see in one single blink what to expect and not scroll as if on a tablet or phone.
This said you are not making it any easier as you so claim, by keeping those inconstancies in and making it even harder to find something by illogical menu’s.
Ooh i said that already.
I think Singlegirlie has a great idea. I was wondering the same thing myself.
I’ve used the new dashboard since it came out and I don’t find it easier to use at all. All the scrolling is tedious and frustrating. I prefer to have the menus and widget boxes from the classic dashboard available all at once so I can quickly get to where I need to go. I also agree that the dashboard is what I’d prefer to see at login rather than the reader since that’s still more clicking and scrolling I have to do to in order to get where I’m going. I have many sites, collaborative and my own, and having all the posts in one place is actually a total mess when I just need to see posts from a particular blog. I’m not a fan of the new posting page either and always default back to the classic style. The new versions are not intuitive, make you scroll way too much and the color scheme is harder for me to read. I’m in the classic camp all the way on this one. With that said, I’m not opposed to change, but this new version hasn’t made anything easier or faster for me so I’m sticking with the classic.
The one thing I keep hoping for and never see with these updates is an easily accessible log out button. It used to be I could at least hover over my gravatar and find the drop-down menu, now even that option is gone and I have to click through just to log out. Not very helpful 😦
I like it even though I was lost first time I used it.
Eh, still too much blanks space between everything. For being “mobile friendly”, I have to do an awful lot of scrolling past blank space, both on my phone and on my big desktop screen. The old dashboard presents more information in more categories and fits more in. I’ll stick with the Classic Dashboard–thank you for making that an option (a good thing, too, since a number of links in the new dashboard actually take you to their Classic Dashboard pages, as they don’t have new pages of their own).
The updates are ok, I guess, but I only have the one site and I really prefer the old dashboard/admin/stats/posting editor, etc. and will continue to use those.
I very rarely use Reader and I feel that, as another commenter had said, everything “too blue”. The pages are too “bright”, and hard on my eyes, for me to use. I like the color choices that the classic dashboard has.
I tried the new post editor and did not like it. At all. I did not find it easier and I prefer having the “most used tags” to choose from and tick boxes to choose my categories that the old post editor has. That way I can keep my tags and categories consistent in all of my posts.
Otherwise, I love using WordPress.com for my blog/site.
As long as classic modes to the Dashboard and New Post modules are kept, I’m happy. I understand and appreciate that these new UI improvements are designed to be easier to use, but there are lots of features in the Classic mode that I rely on for fine control of my posts.
Also, if some things remain by way of URL protocol (like adding ?random a blog posts page, as Sheri mentioned to Eli Pacheco), that’s cool with me, too… just as long as things are kept and are somewhat accessible.
I would like the old classic dashboard back as the default. Now I can’t log out directly from the header menu. Now I have to go through my gravatar profile logout. I could click on ‘classic dashboard’ in the side menu because that does still contain my logout on the top header menu but that’s an extra step. I am really disliking this.
I can find no way of seeing all my blogs then being able to choose one to edit etc. Have I misunderstood the whole thing. There is a ‘button’ to “register a new post” but that is about creating a new post (and that’s what it should read. So, unless I have totally misunderstood can you tell me how I see all three of my blogs on one dashboard. My first impression of the new dashboard is that it is horrible, but I’ll reserve judgement until I can look at all three of my blogs in one place, if that’s what I should be able to do.
It works really well! Like the latest improvement a lot!
I like the new hub, but you can you guys add a comment manager (both for ham and spam comments)? It’s the last main thing missing from the old dashboard.
I love this new dashboard. It’s so convenient and so fast. It’s good to know that the wordpress team is working tirelessly to improve on themselves. It’s so inspiring. Keep it up.
I really miss the easy access to my stats. The bar that one ran along the top, was such an easy way to click on stats. Now, I don’t see anything like that. Granted, all these changes are tough on this old dog, but what am I missing?? It seems I have to open my post, and then go to stats, while my notifications are still easy to get.
I like the new stats page but I will miss the old one with the last 5 weeks history of daily stats. I’ve been able to use those stats to identify trends that you so often mention in Blog U posts. In fact all of the new stats don’t go back very far. That’s a real shame and one that sends me back to the old stats pages.
When the likes turned kind of sluggish today while I was (still) adapting some posts to the new theme and little new things started popping up, I realized there were some changes under way… and remembered this mail 🙂
It was fun, in fact, to know that someone on WP side was very busy.. No, certainly not irritated but rather smiley on this side…
I am starting to appreciate the new features though at the moment I am still jumping around a bit if I cannot find something I need right away… But it is looking good! Keep up the good work!… 🙂