Dashboard and Website Basics

There are two views for working with your Zenfolio website: the Dashboard and the Website View. There is also a Customize Website View

 

Dashboard

The Dashboard is where you upload, organize, and edit photographs and galleries as well as modify your Zenfolio account settings. This view is optimized for functionality and quick access to frequently performed tasks. In the Dashboard, you will find menu items to access all your administrative tasks at the top of this page.

The default access to Dashboard is by logging in through Zenfolio.com.

Within the Dashboard are color coded Tiles for managing various sections of your site- these represent the most commonly used tasks in the Dashboard.  They can be used as shortcuts to those tasks.

You must login to the Zenfolio site to access the Dashboard.

Please see this video for a walkthrough on the Dashboard.
 


 

Dashboard - Photos Page

In this section of the Dashboard, you will be able to access all of your Photos, Groups, Galleries and Collections.
The Photos section is divided into three areas; the Organizer, the Main Area and the Toolbox.

Edit View - Overview
Main area

The Main area offers you an overall view of your Zenfolio pages. This is where you upload photos, apply sorting order, and send invitations. Thumbnails of galleries, groups, and individual photos load in the Main Area. You can edit and organize them in this area using the Organizer and the Toolbox sections.


Organizer

The Organizer is located on the left side of your Dashboard Photos page.

The Organizer holds all galleries, collections and groups in the order they are presented to your visitors. You can expand a group to see its content by either clicking the plus [+] sign next to its name or by clicking the group's name to select it.

You can also delete, rename, and move items in the Organizer as well as create new groups, galleries, and collections.


Toolbox

The Toolbox is located on the right side of your Dashboard Photos Page.

The Toolbox shows detailed information about items selected in the Main Area. Information is broken up into tabs, with each tab having multiple sections. The contents of the Toolbox will change based on the item selected in the Organizer or the Main area. For example, if a gallery is selected, Gallery Details will be displayed, allowing you to edit that specific gallery's Title and Caption.



Website View

The Website View displays what visitors will see when they come to your website. This view is optimized for the best presentation of your photographs. There are multiple types of Website pages. This view features clean, professionally designed layouts and themes for your visitor to see.

Visitor View



You can use the My Zenfolio View Switcher at the top-right corner of any page to switch between the two views of your Home page at any time. By moving your mouse over the My Zenfolio View Switcher you get quick access to switching between the views, including Customize Website View.

Customize Website From Visitor View
 

Note: you must be logged into the Zenfolio Web site to see the My Zenfolio View Switcher.