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New Dashboard

The content on the Dashboard has been significantly redone to give you something to enjoy this weekend. Thanks to some code-fu from Andy we are now tracking a lot of interesting stats from across all the WordPress.com blogs.

The first thing you’ll notice is we’re highlighting the top blogs of the day across the network. Next you’ll see where there used to be the WordPress Planet feed we now highlight the most popular posts of the day and the latest from around the site.

I’ve also added links to the top blogs to the front page of WordPress.com.

A lot of you have let us know you loved the “community posts” feature we had in the activity bar so we’ve expanded in ways that hopefully make the dashboard a much more interesting place for you. As a nice side-effect, the dashboard loads about ten times faster now.

As always, let us know what you think and any thoughts or suggestions you may have. It’s getting better every day. :) 

24 Responses to “New Dashboard”

  1. scott

    I was hoping you would implement a top blogs or posts code into wordpress.com. The site is coming along amazingly.

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  2. anonymuis » This feature is good

    [...] Here on the dashboard I can see the top wordpress.com blogs and the top posts from around wordpress.com. I start to enjoy wordpress.com just now! ;) Thanks Matt for enabling this feature and thanks Andy for the code-fu [...]

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  3. amar

    This is good. Just two days on wordpress and this place is just cool. And I like the AJAX thing where we can drag around the boxes in the write section, though it did remind me of the google/ig page… I keep wondering what all can be done using AJAX.

    As Agaponeo mentioned the dash board should be customizable where I can put the most used features of wordpress.com admin section.

    WordPress.com is indeed the most unique and the best blog site I have ever seen. Everything is great about wordpress (except the current restriction on change of templates which I believe is just a passing phase and will be available soon).

    Keep up the good work Matt and thanks for prividing such a wonderful blog site.

    Cheers
    Amar

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  4. miklb

    Ugh. My trackback didn’t work. Anyway, I was saying, it’s not a scrolling ticker, but something quite better. FYI, the top blogs at wordpress.com list, the left half of the hotblogs div is being eaten by the content div. (I think)

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  5. Chris

    Can you send me an invite, Matt? I’m had a Xanga blog, but stopped using it because of it’s lack with features and customization.

    Thanks.

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  6. amar

    I just noticed that in the upload section we get to see the URL of the file immediatly after it has been uploaded. Is there any way I can see what all files I have uploaded till now or delete files I no longer need

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  7. Scott's Blog

    testing trackbacks

    New Dashboard for WordPress.com users…the designing process of WordPress.com has been great and advancing very quickly.

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  8. Abdul Online

    Even Better!

    Great to see some extraordinary changes to wordpress dashboard. Now it shows Top blogs of the day, Top Posts and Recent posts which in my opinion is a great way to crawl around on other people’s blogs without much hassle. Great job Matt. I also …

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  9. center of the miklb universe

    More wordpress.com goodness

    It’s not a scrolling ticker in the admin bar , but the genuises behind wp.com have added some very cool community-esque features to the dashboard.(Thanks to daysies for the heads up) As the wordpress.com community grows, one can only catch so mu…

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  10. Matt

    Right now it’s pretty weighted toward traffic but we’re going be tweaking the “interestingness” of the algorithm in the future.

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  11. eric on wordpress.com

    More on our dashboard

    Okay, once we had the community posts list. Now. Top WordPress.com blogs today. Check. I once listed as the number 6, no big deal Fastest growing WordPress.com blogs. Check. These guys must’ve been awesome they’re growing that fast. Top …

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  12. La mate por un yogur » Invitado a WordPress.com

    [...] En la zona de administracin podemos observar un nuevo dashboard, a la vez que echamos en falta las opciones de edicin de themes y plugins, esto ltimo limitar bastante nuestra actividad. Tambin veo escasos los 8 themes disponibles, 6 adicionales ms los dos por defecto, y los cuales son imposibles de ampliar. Al menos, Pool es uno de los elegidos. [...]

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  13. Lorelle on WordPress » More News from WordPress, wordpress.com and WordPressMU

    [...] Matt first announced new changes on the WordPressMU Dashboard, and Donncha showed off a screen shot of it. The code behind it was redesigned by Andy Skelton to feature the top blogs with the highest traffic from within the wordpress.com community, and the top posts from wordpress.com, again, the posts with the most traffic and probably some other criteria. We’re still waiting for details. [...]

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