Creating a Web Site with WordPress, part 7, the WordPress Dashboard

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Real Estate Agent with Weichert, Realtors

Ok, I installed WordPress. Now how do I work with it?

You now need to login to your WordPress Dashboard.  The URL should be www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin , and use the username and password you established when you installed WordPress. The picture below will show you what the Dashboard looks like.

 

WordPress Dashboard

 

Dashboard:  This main page will give you a summary of activity, WordPress news, and a section to make a quick, simple post.

Posts: This section gives you tools for creating new blog posts, and editing your existing ones, as well as category and tag tools.

Media:  Here you can work with your image and video files.

Links:  Organize links you may use throughout your website.

Pages: Create and edit additional pages for your website.

Comments:  Read and moderate comments that have been left on your blog posts and pages.

Appearance: Tools for working on the structure and appearance on your page, such as the theme, widgets, menus, and even editing the code for your site, if you're really ambitious.

Plugins:  Add-on tools to expand the functionality of your website.

Users: Create and modify user accounts.

Tools: Additional tools you can use to work with WordPress.

Settings:  Lots of behind-the-scenes settings, such as time zone, how many posts show up on a page, whether comments need to be reviewed before showing live, and much more.

 So, what should I do now?

Familiarize yourself with each of the Dashboard sections. You might want to go into the Users area and fill out your profile, as well as the various Settings pages.

Next Time, Writing a Blog Post.

 This article first posted on my RealEstateToolsOnline blog.

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Jo Ann Maddalena and Robert Helmbrecht, Bridgewater NJ Realtors

Robert Helmbrecht

Weichert Realtors

Serving Bridgewater, Somerset, and all of Central Jersey

www.JoAnnAndBob.com

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