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Welcome to our WordPress tutorial for the dashboard

WordPress is used by millions of businesses as their preferred CMS (Content Management System). Why is that? Well for one it is FREE. That is a good start and it is database driven often via MySQL. Whereas other CMS options can be quite pricy WordPress has become the website for small to large companies including companies like Disney. In our WordPress tutorial, we will help you learn how to build websites like a PRO.

With over 50,000 plugins or software options and themes built by third-party developers, WordPress has become the Swiss army knife of Webdesign.

“It can be all things to all people!”

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WordPress tutorial the dashboard

To help you navigate WordPress we have designed a WordPress tutorial that will clearly explain how to create content in WordPress and design websites like a PRO!

We will start with the WordPress dashboard. 

The WordPress dashboard is the landing page we are sent to when we login into the back-end of WordPress.

When we use the term back-end we mean the WordPress environment that allows us to create content. So the back-end is where we create the content and the front-end is where users interact with the content.

The back-end also allows us to maintain and manage our website. 

WordPress tutorial back-end login

  • Let’s login into the back-end of our WordPress website.
  • We will add wp-admin/ to our domain name. 
  • Notice we have a login screen.
  • Let’s add our username and password and click on enter.

The toolbar and left-hand admin menu

Now that we are logged in to our website we are automatically sent to the WordPress dashboard.

The dashboard is the control centre or hub of our website.

Notice we have a toolbar at the top of our screen. The toolbar provides us with quick access to WordPress screens, theme settings and various plugins.

  • Top left we have our WordPress logo which provides us with documentation on WordPress.
  • We then have our site title. When we click on visit site it sends us to the front-end of our WordPress website. The front-end is where users interact with our content. Thanks to this quick link we can check our content and configurations without leaving the back-end environment.

Notice the toolbar remains in place.

Let’s click on our site title again and return to the dashboard.

In our toolbar, we can also access our theme settings, add a new page or post and we can also access our profile page. To the left, we have our administration screens which are highlighted with icons. We can open and close the menu here.

The administration screens send us to either a content screen or a management screen. As we move over each menu item you will notice that a submenu appears with links to specific screens. We will discuss each of these screens in detail in our following lessons.

Let’s now concentrate on the dashboard itself.

The dashboard

Our dashboard screen consists of different boxes with information on our website. Here we can customize settings, add new pages and manage various plugins. Notice this tab here in the top right-hand corner [Screen Options] let’s click on it. Here we have access to the boxes that we can either turn on or off depending on our preferences. So this gives us a form of customization in our dashboard.

Returning to our dashboard we have the following boxes

1. At a glance.

2. Activity

3. Quick draft

4. WordPress events and news

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  1. The At a glance box: displays a summary of the content on your site and identifies which theme and version of WordPress we are currently using.
  2. The activity box: displays the recently published posts, and the most recent comments. Notice what happens when I hover over the comment? It allows us to moderate our comments. I can unapprove the comment, reply, and also send it to spam. 
  3. The next box is quick draft: This allows you to create a new post and save it as a draft.  When I Add a title and save it adds a draft Post.
  4. And then we have the WordPress events and news. Please don’t forget to add your nearest location to keep up to date with the latest events in your local area.

Each of these boxes we can minimize depending on what we want to show on our dashboard.

I am going to move the activity box here. Notice that WordPress also allows us to customize where we place our boxes. Awesome!

We still have one more item to discuss on our dashboard! Under our dashboard menu, we have a submenu updates let’s click on that. 

WordPress updates

Here we have an overview of the updates that are currently outstanding. 

We will discuss this further in our plugins lesson however you can also update your WordPress software and plugins via this screen. You can do that by clicking on select all and update plugins. 



		

How do our WordPress tutorials work?

Click here for our WordPress tutorial on the WordPress basics. Notice what happens when we click on a lesson. It brings us to a special learning environment. 

  • To the left, we have our navigation menu.
  • Click on a lesson to learn about that particular topic.
  • To make it easier for you we have left this tutorial open meaning you are in control of what you want to learn.

You can follow our lessons in order or just pick and choose as you go. 

To the right, we have our WordPress Tutorial lessons. Just click on the lesson to learn about that particular topic. Should you prefer another language just visit our Dutch website to gain access to the Dutch WordPress tutorials.

Note: WordPress is quite easy to learn if you know how! That is why we have broken our tutorials down into videos from 3 to 5 minutes to help you digest the information easier. All you need to do is choose which subject you wish to learn and click on it. It’s that simple.

We will teach you everything from theme purchase to installation of plugins. We will help you with plugin choice as well as plugin setup. We also discuss how to create text and content on your website and how to create a post. We have you covered!

Click here for an overview of the lessons in this tutorial.