Login & Dashboard

First Steps with WordPress #

Note: This page refers to WordPress using the Block Editor. If you are on a older version of WordPress or using the Classic Editor User, refer to this page.

 

LOG IN #

Begin by logging into the administration area, or the back end, of your website. Visit your site’s login page by placing wp-admin after your domain name (e.g., http://example.com/wp-admin or http:/example.com/login/, Using username & passwords provided by REIKA or your administrator. In case you forget your access account, don’t hesitate to request support from us.

 

START AT THE TOP #

Dashboard ‹ Your Website — WordPress

After logging in you are on the main Administration Screen called the Dashboard. This is where the organization of your site begins.

At the top of the screen is the area called the toolbar. Click on your site name; it’s a link and it will take you to a view of your new WordPress site. Like it? Don’t like it? Doesn’t matter, just look at it. This is where you are going to be spending a lot of time!

 

TEST DRIVE THE WORDPRESS ADMINISTRATION SCREENS #

Now that you have an idea of how your site looks and what the different layout sections are called, it’s time to test drive the WordPress Administration. This is like familiarizing yourself with the backend of your new website. In fact, the first page you see after logging in is called the Dashboard, a collection of information and data about the activities and actions on your WordPress site.

Dashboard ‹ Your Website — WordPress

The Dashboard features a list of the most recent activity you’ve accomplished on your site and it helps to keep you up to date on new and interesting bits of information from the many WordPress resources.

On the left side of the screen is the main navigation menu detailing each of the administrative functions you can perform. Move your mouse down the list and the sub-menus will “fly out” for you to move your mouse to and click. Once you choose a “parent” navigation section, it will open up to reveal the options within that section.

The various menu items are as follows:

 

LET’S START WITH THE USER SCREEN #

Click on the Users tab. The screen will change and you will see the Screen called All Users that shows a list of all your users; from here you can add or change existing users and authors accounts. In the navigation menu, click on the Your Profile menu choice. This is where you will enter information about you, the author and administrator of the site. Fill in the information and click Update Profile when done.

Profile ‹ Your Website — WordPress

Now, let’s look at some other powerful features of the WordPress Admin.

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