Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard

April 19, 2015 8:20 pm
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Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard

Continuing with the WordPress for Beginners Series…

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Logging into WordPress Admin for the First time. The WordPress Dashboard is the first screen you see when you log into the administration area of your blog. The main idea of the dashboard is to give you a place where you can get an at-a-glance overview of what’s happening with your blog. You can catch up on news, view your draft posts, see who’s linking to you or how popular your content’s been, quickly put out a no-frills post, or check out and moderate your latest comments.

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In this video we will explore how the various parts of the WordPress Dashboard and Admin Area aka the WordPress Tools, and take a look at how you can use them to build your site.

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WordPress has 2 Parts

  • Front-end
  • Back-end

WordPress Dashboard Consists of:

  • Landing page
  • Dashboard links
  • WordPress toolbar
  • Collapsible menu
  • Collapsible panels
  • Screen options
  • How settings are remembered (ex. Post page)
  • Navigating between the backend and front-end

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS), and is often used to create entire websites.

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