Toolbar in WordPress

From d12 Web Design Manuals

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How to use WordPress
WordPress is an easy to use content management system that lets you add, delete, or edit content on your website as easy as writing an email.

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These screencaps are from WordPress 4.6.1
They may appear different in earlier or later versions of WordPress


The Toolbar is a WordPress tool that appears in your site's backend that gives you quick access to commonly used WordPress tools.

Left Side

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The left side of the Toolbar provides, in order from left to right:

  • A link to Wordpress.org resources.
  • A link to the frontend of your own website.
  • The number of comments awaiting moderation.
  • The number of updates awaiting. (Not seen in this screenshot, as everything is up to date on this site.)
  • A link (+New) to creating new posts, pages, etc. (How much access this drop-down menu provides depends upon your user role.)

Right Side

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The right side of the Toolbar is a menu, which drops down when you hover over it:

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  • The first link (which in this case is "Contributor") takes you to your user profile.
  • The second link ("Edit My Profile") also takes you to your user profile.
  • The third link ("Logout") logs you out of your web site.

It also shows your avatar, which in this case is a robot.