The WordPress Menu

The main WordPress menu runs along the left hand side when you are in the administrative section of your site. This menu gives you access to all of the options to manage your site. The administrative section is divided into several top-level menu items (such as Blog Posts, News, Events, etc.)

The section that you are currently accessing is highlighted in dark grey, and all of its option pages are shown right below it. To access any other section of your administration panel, hover over the other top-level menu items, and you will see all of the options inside of that menu's section.

At the bottom of the menu is a "Collapse Menu" link. This allows you to hide the text-labels on the menu to give you more space on the right hand side of the screen. This may be activated automatically if your browser window is too narrow, or if you are viewing the site on a small device like a smartphone.
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