Learn the Basics of WordPress
You have now finally access your WordPress account. What you are seeing right now is the WordPress Dashboard where you will start working every time you create, modify and publish your contents. This is where you organize the structure and the contents of your website.
Let's explore it and get familiar with what it's all about. The WordPress Dashboard acts like our kitchen where we will cook all the dishes here that we are going to serve to our guests.
Here, you will find two panels, the left panel is called the Main Navigation Menu, wherein you will find useful menus for building your website, and the Top Panel is called the Toolbar.
The large white panel is called the Work Area where you do all the tasks you want on your website with the selected menu you choose on the main navigation menu.
The Main Navigation Menu consists of the following tools:
- Collapse menu
A new menu will be added onto this panel when you add and activate a new WordPress Plugin that you want to use on your website. We will talk more about Plugins on Lesson 12 on this training.
The Toolbar is also called Admin Bar, it consists of the following items below:
- About WordPress
- Home / Your Website Link
- Shortcut link to Add Post, Media, Page and User
- Notification of updates
- Howdy, [user]
The Work Area is the place where you will write your articles either by posts or pages, the place where you will arrange the content of your website, where you will modify and edit the construction of your website. This serves as your playground for your website.