When you first log in to Paligo, the Dashboard is shown. You can also access it by selecting the Dashboard option in the menu at the top.

Paligo dashboard showing panels for Activity feed, Users, Statistics, Shared documents, Assignments, and Checked out documents.

The Dashboard is designed to provide you with an overview of your Paligo instance and the assignments you need to work on. It contains several panels:


The Content Manager is shown in the left sidebar. You will use the Content Manager when creating and organizing your content. The Taxonomy Manager is also in the left sidebar.

The Activity Feed panel shows a history of recent events that have occurred on your Paligo instance. These include activities such as users logging in, creating topics, editing topics, and deleting topics.

Activity feed panel on the dashboard showing 5 recent events, including topics being deleted and a user logging on.

By default, the Activity Feed shows the five most recent events. To see more, select the down arrow icon at the bottom of the Activity Feed panel.

The Users Online panel shows you which users are currently logged in to your Paligo instance. You can see the profile image for each logged in user and the total number of logged in users is shown in a circle in the top corner.

Users online panel showing two users are currently logged in to the Paligo instance.

You can share a document, such as a topic or publication, with other users so that they can make a contribution. The Shared Documents panel has two tabs, With You and By You.

The With you tab shows you who has shared a document with you, and provides a link to the document. You can also send a reply to the user who shared the document.


The By you tab shows the documents you have shared with other users. You have the option to cancel the share (Unshare) or to edit the share. When you edit the share, you can change the timescale, add a different message, etc.


For more information on sharing documents, see Share Content (without assignments).

In Paligo, there are assignments for reviews, contributions, translations, and translation reviews. Each assignment is a request to work on content and usually has a timescale and a message explaining what needs to be done. The Assignments panel shows you the assignments you have been invited to work on.


For each assignment, there is a link to the content you need to work on and an indication of the timescale for the work. You can also see if other users have also been asked to work on the same assignment.

Each user's status is shown too, and can be:

  • Question mark - the user has not approved or rejected the assignment content

  • Green check - the user has approved the assignment content

  • Minus symbol - the user has rejected the assignment content as it needs more work before it is suitable for publishing.

Usually, you would go into the assignment content and set the status from there. But you can also set the status from the Assignments panel. Select the menu icon in the bottom-right corner and then choose Update to approved, Update to needs work, or Reset my status.

To find out more about assignments, see Workflow and Assignments.

Paligo has a built-in checking in and out system. When you edit a topic, it is checked out automatically, so that other users cannot edit it at the same time. The Checked Out Documents panel gives you a list of documents that are currently checked out.

Checked out documents list shown on the dashboard. Shows a list of documents that are currently checked out.

You can use the Checked Out documents panel to view only the documents you have checked out yourself (My documents) or All documents by all users. You can check in your own documents on an individual basis, or you can select the checkboxes and then use the Check-in button to check in all selected documents at once.

To find out more about checking in and checking out documents, see Check-in and Check-out.

The Statistics panel provides an overview of your Paligo instance. It shows the total storage usage, with storage broken down into segments for database, images, files, and free (available space).


On the Professional plan and higher, you can select More statistics to display the Statistics page. The Statistics page provides more data about your Paligo instance. You can also display the Statistics page by selecting the Statistics icon at the top-right of the dashboard, above the Users Online panel.