This article goes over the different modules available in the Admin Dashboard:





1. Start Here (Setup Essentials)


Every Directory website needs these steps, make sure to complete all of these to complete the basic setup. 

(This module will display until all the steps have been set up, once this setup is complete this module will no longer be visible.)





2. Quick Start Videos


Need some help getting started? These videos are the best to get the site up and running. (This module will be visible until you complete the Setup Essentials steps.)





3. Quick Links


Find highly used sections of the software here on these links for quick access:






4. Information Bar


The information bar will display basic information from your site. That includes:


  • Financial Snapshot
  • Member Snapshot
  • New Pending Items


The Financial Snapshot show a Summary of the Finance Section, including your Received, Upcoming, Past Due, and Refunded Payments.


The Member Snapshot displays the Total Members and the recently registered members, in the past 7 and 30 days.


And the New Pending Items section displays a list of pending inquiries, leads, reviews, posts, and past-due members.




5. Recent Member Logins


Find out what members accessed your site recently.





6. Software Updates


We are updating the platform every day, make sure to update your site frequently. Click on the Green button to see if there are any updates available to install.




7. My Website Resources


The Google Map API Usage Status Checker lets you know the status of your Google Maps API. If you get an error on this section you may want to check that all of the settings are correct: Google Maps Troubleshooting


Sendgrid Unblock Tool. This message will only display if your Email is blocked. If this message displays just click on the button to Unblock Email, this unblock tool will only work if you're using our default Sendgrid account. If you have integrated your own Sendgrid account or API you may need to remove the block directly on that platform. If you are using our default setup and get an Error Message Response that says your Email Failed, make sure to contact support.


Disk Space Usage. Your website already includes 5GB–10GB of free storage space and monthly bandwidth, depending on your plan. The Disk space is the data you have stored in your account - images, files, database, etc. If you add more, your usage goes up. If you delete some of these, the usage goes down.  If you find yourself reaching your website’s monthly bandwidth and/or storage limits, this add-on will increase both by 10GB: Website Storage Boost.


Monthly Bandwidth Usage. This is the total amount of data – such as images, movies, photos, videos and other files – that you send (upload) or receive (download) over a specific period of time. For further information please see: How Bandwidth And Storage Usage Is Calculated. If you find yourself reaching your website’s monthly bandwidth and/or storage limits, this add-on will increase both by 10GB:  Bandwidth Boost Add-on.


Remove Unused Images. If there are any temporary image files stored on your site that are using up disk space that are no longer needed, clicking this button will remove them.


Remove Export Files. The tool removes the Exports that the Export Tool Add-On creates.






8. Facebook Group Access


Join Our Community Experts for Help & Advice. We highly recommend for you to be a part of the Facebook Group, you can talk to different website owners that can help you with all sorts of questions, from strategy to marketing and more. 


Take advantage of our Free Training Workshop you'll see and learn lots of great tips.





9. Help Resources


Quickly access the Solutions Center to find documentation articles that explain how to use the different sections of the software. The Keyword search makes it easy to simply type in a topic and get the right article.


To get the full list of articles visit the Documentation link.


The Community Forums and Facebook Group are also a great way to connect with other directory owners, get tips, recommendations and workarounds.


Every Wednesday our BD experts touch base with directory owners in our Training Webinars. Watch replays of training workshops and register for our next weekly training session. 


To get custom-designed features or 3rd party integrations, or SEO optimization the Partner Marketplace offers a list of experienced professionals that can help you achieve your vision.


Our Support Team is here to help, submit a ticket, and get assistance within 24 hours.


Get Immediate Help in Your Admin Account Dashboard





10. Monthly Changelog


Follow our monthly updates, enhancements, and new features added to the core Brilliant Directories platform.