How do I get back to the full dashboard on WordPress.com?

I work exclusively from the old dashboard. I find it a calmer, better organized workspace, and less ‘screaming Twee’ visually.
This post by Liz Dexter owner of Libro Editing, explains how you can get to the old version of the dashboard very well.

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I’ve been asked this question a few times recently, as WordPress has sought to make it easier for users to post a quick blog post or create a page. People who are familiar with the old, more detailed dashboard want to find it again. So here’s how.

How do I find the old dashboard on WordPress?

When you log on to WordPress, you will find a button marked My Sites. Click on that and you’ll get the new, simplified dashboard:

WordPress new admin page

Now click on WP Admin, circled on the above image.

This will take you to the old familiar interface:

Old WordPress dashboard

Note: this works for WordPress.com, the free version – self-hosted WordPress.org is a little different. If you’ve found this post useful, please do share it using the sharing buttons below.

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