Before WordPress changed the reader and several of the admin pages, I used to view stats and navigate back to my dashboard using the menu as shown below:
Now, since the update, this particular page, with its handy menu, doesn’t appear on most of my WP pages. It only shows up in a few areas. They’ve taken it away from most of my pages. It’s still on my main blog page, but its not in my dashboard page, or my stats page, meaning that I have no easy way to return to my dashboard. But wait, actually there is. I wasn’t paying attention, but there’s a little WordPress W right next to the blog selection drop-down menu of the stats page.
Click this little icon, and you go straight back to your dashboard. How convenient! I should really pay closer attention to this stuff when I’m using WordPress, but a lot of times I just pop in, post something, check for new posts from other bloggers, and depart. Why go to the dashboard at all? Because that’s where I can open the “Comments I’ve Made” page. Why would I go to that page? Because while I do receive notification of replies to my comments, I can’t view the comments other people have made on a specific topic unless I either go to the blog, or use “Comments I’ve Made.” I like to view “Comments I’ve Made” to see if there’s a reason to return, and it’s easy to return to those blogs from the links on that page. I use “Comment’s I’ve Made” quite frequently, and wish it was available from other menus.
Maybe this feature has been there all along?