Styx - The Backend

Admin interface

Top left link: Administration: “Blog name”. Shortlink to the Administrative Suite front page.

Top navigation buttons to:

  • Backends startpage: Backlink to the Dashboard.
  • Personal Settings: Your personal user settings, such as user name, password, email address, etc.
  • Back to Weblog: Return to the front page of your site, without Log-Off.
  • Logout: Log out of the Serendipity Administration Suite.

Sidebar navigation sections:

The administrative interface allows you to fine tune the features and settings of your site. The exact menu options available will vary depending on which plugins are installed. Users will only see those items for which they have sufficient access rights.



  • Add media: Add media items (images, documents, PDFs, MP3, etc) to the media library.
  • Media library: Manage items already stored in the media library.
  • Manage directories: Media items can be stored in individual directores/folders. This is especially useful when your media library contains many items.



  • Configuration: Global configuration. See Configuration.
  • Themes: Select and configure your site’s theme/template. See Manage Themes.
  • Plugins: Manage sidebar and event plugins. See Using Plugins.
  • Users: Manage individual users. See User management.
  • Groups: Manage user groups. Also see User management.
  • Maintenance: Manage user groups.
    • Import data: Import data from another blog/cms system. See Import/Export Entries.
    • Export entries: Export data from Serendipity. See Import/Export Entries.
    • Verify Installation Integrity: Check Serendipity core distribution files for any potential tampering or modifications.
    • Rebuild Thumbs: Rebuild thumbnail images of all media items. This can be very useful if you change thumbnail dimensions in the site’s configuration or if images become accidentally corrupted.