The Dashboard

After you've logged in, the first screen you see is called the Dashboard. It has some basic information about your site, and will occasionally have news and information updates about the system.

It also includes the QuickPress section, which is a quicker way to make a post.

Admin Bar

At the top of your dashboard, you'll see the Admin Bar appear at the top of your browser window. This is a useful tool for quickly adding content or editing pages and posts.


Discussion/Comments are supported in Sherman and Hale 2015 only. Comments are disabled by default on all new sites within Aurora. For sites that are low-traffic or without a dedicated resource to manage comments, we recommend that comments remain disabled.

Enabling Comments

If there is a page on your site for which you would like comments to be enabled, do the following:

  1. Go to that page’s Edit screen
  2. Click Screen Options at the top of the screen and make sure that both the Discussion and Comments fields are checked
  3. Scroll down and you will see a section titled ‘Discussion‘. Within that section, there is an option to Allow Comments. Check it.
  4. Click Update

Now, when you go to that page, you will see the option to add a comment at the bottom of it.


If your site’s Administrator has set up the site as a blog or heavily uses the posts functions, then the following links will help you manage comments.