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There's actually a little bit of confusion about this, but the application "Dashboard" is not purely limited to the dashboard section. I guess it's kind of in an unrelated section of the documentation, and we could probably do with a document on the various different parts and pieces of Vanilla, but this section might be helpful.
We are currently trying to make this more clear, but to quote it:
The App section of Vanilla is the front-end/client/consumer facing portion of Vanilla. This is the part of Vanilla that is viewed by an average user. Currently this includes CategoryLists, DiscussionLists, Discussions, Profiles, ConversationLists, Conversations, and more.
This is not:
- Everything the in Vanilla application.
- Front-end as in front-end/back-end web development.
The Admin section of Vanilla is what is traditionally thought of as the “Dashboard”. It is made up of all the configuration screens / admin panel / etc. This is accessible to much fewer users. This should not be confused with the dashboard addon, which provides both an Admin section (the control panel, settings, etc), and an app section (The profile pages).
The App section of Vanilla is made up of parts of both the Vanilla and Dashboard applications. The Admin section has pieces from both. This made a little bit more confusing by the Admin area being consider the "Dashboard" section to