How to log into the Dashboard
You will start all updates to your website from the Dashboard. From a new web browser window
Step 1 – In the browser web address bar, type your domain name and the admin page
Step 2 – Enter Username and Password
Step 3 – Click Log In
After logging into your WordPress Website you will always land on the Dashboard. This area allows you to manage all aspects of your website. This is a short overview of the main areas. These areas are standard sections; you can also add other Dashboard plugins once you are feeling more comfortable.
Description of each area
1 – Display the name of your website, it is a link to the public view of your website. Notice on this site, we have the privacy turned on so that the website cannot be searched by Google
2 – Display the name of the person who is currently logged in, and an option to logout. You can also see a Quick Links button (New Post) that allows you to perform several actions on WordPress.
3 – Sidebar lists all the actions you perform and options you can configure. These include writing new posts, editing them, managing plugins and users and more. We will go into more detail for each of these later in the course.
4 – This section provides information about statistics about your blog with information such as number of posts, number of drafts, number of comments and so on.
5– QuickPress is an easy and quick way to publish posts and images to your blog.
6 – An easy way to keep an eye on comments, moderate them and reply to them.
7 – If you have posted drafts it will show up here, drafts are posts that have not been published yet.
8 – On this section you will see the latest news from the WordPress development blog.
9 – This section will query Google and display the latest incoming links to your blog.
10 – In this section you will see news from the WordPress community.
11 – This section showcases plugins that add to the features provided by WordPress, includes most popular, newest and latest updated plugins.