I've been wanting to make the most out of WordPress, to use it more and more like a CMS as it truly is a wonderful project. Out of all the CMS/Blogging webapps, WordPress wins in my book.
I understand how to create a post-type. What I don't understand is how to make pages within the dashboard, and how to add a sidebar menu item with the links. Also, I would like to know how to make the new posts of the custom post-type display only on the dashboard, as a back-end documentation base, or CRM. Of course I could always use a plugin, but then the opportunity for not only myself to learn would be lost, the opportunity to show the many visitors of this site how to achieve the same thing would be lost as well.
Let the Answers begin!
P.S. I'm so very grateful for all of the help you all give to the community here. I've searched for this topic and couldn't find it, if this topic is already answered here, please comment with the link to the question with the answer. Thanks!