What is the WordPress Admin Dashboard?
How Do You Access The WordPress Admin Dashboard?
By default, you can always find the WordPress admin dashboard by appending /wp-admin to the URL of your WordPress installation. Most of the time, that means you can find the WordPress admin at:
How Do You Log into Your WordPress Admin Area?
How Do You Use The WordPress Admin Area?
But while the dashboard page is good for a quick overview, you’ll spend most of your time in other areas of the WordPress admin dashboard.
Creating A New Blog Post With The WordPress Admin Panel
Let’s say you want to write your first blog post using WordPress. Here’s how the WordPress admin area helps you do that:
First, you’d hover over the Posts menu item to reveal a set of submenu items. Then, you’d click on the Add New button:
Creating Pages With The WordPress Admin Panel
To get started adding a new page to your WordPress site, find the Pages menu in the WordPress Dashboard Navigation menu. Click Add New.
Add Page Title
Next, add the title of the page, like About. Click the Add Title text to open the text box where you will add your title.
The title of your page should be descriptive of the information the page will contain. Choose a helpful page title.
On the right side of the WordPress page editor, you’ll see Document settings for your page. This area contains some important settings for your page, so let’s go through them.
Publish Your WordPress Page
Once you have finished adding content, sizing images and proofing your page, it’s time to publish! Preview it one last time and then click the Publish button.
How to install themes in WordPress Admin Panel?
Are you looking to install a WordPress theme?
Install a Theme using WordPress Admin Theme Search
To browse the directory, log in to your WordPress admin area. Next, go to the Appearance » Themes page and click on the Add New button.
Go ahead and click on the Install button.
WordPress will now install your theme.
When your theme is ready, WordPress will show a success message.
WordPress will also display ‘Activate’ and ‘Live Preview’ buttons.
How to install Plugins in WordPress Admin Panel?
First thing you need to visit the Plugins » Add New page inside your WordPress admin area.
You will see a screen like the one in the screenshot above. Find the plugin by typing the plugin name or the functionality you are looking for. After that, you will see a bunch of listings like the example below:
You can pick the plugin that is best for you. Since in our search, we were looking for WPForms which is the best WordPress contact form plugin, we’ll click the ‘Install Now’ button next to it.
WordPress will now download and install the plugin for you. After this, you’ll notice the ‘Install Now’ button will change into the ‘Activate’ button.
Managing How Your Website Looks With The WordPress Admin Area
If there are some elements that you don’t use, WordPress lets you hide them to simplify your workflow. To do it, click on the Screen Options button in the top-right corner of any WordPress admin page:
Then, uncheck the boxes for the items that you no longer wish to see:
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