In a bow to implementing more consistency in the user dashboard*, WPcom has brought back the link to WP Admin in the MySite/Calypso dashboard for all users across the platform. You’ll find the link to WP Admin at the very bottom of your MySite dashboard navigation.
This link was removed a few years ago on any new account or site created as the push was on to make the MySite dashboard the only dashboard on WPcom. When confronted with the need to access WP Admin to bulk edit content or any of the other processes still done there, new users to the platform had difficulties finding it. Much of the Support site documentation has notes that say:
In case you aren’t aware of the differences, WP Admin is the dashboard for the open source WP software, which the WPcom platform is based on, and the MySite dashboard is exclusive to the WPcom platform introduced in 2015. (If you are interested in learning about the development of this new interface, you can read the developer’s story here.)
This push for consistency is very welcome. Thank you, WordPress.com!
*This is my subjective conclusion, but there might be other reasons I am not privy to or aware of. And, as always, this information is correct as of today’s date. Changes are inevitable.