The WordPress dashboard can be a little overwhelming at first glance, but it isn’t nearly as complicated as it looks! The dashboard consists of a few main tabs you will be using to build your own webpage or blog.
The Posts section is where bloggers have the most control. “Posts” will appear on the designated blog page on any WordPress site as a feed. Your most recent posts will appear at the top of the page, while the oldest are at the bottom. From this tab, you can add new posts, categorize related posts together or add searchable key-word tags to posts.
No site is complete without pictures and documents! Should you need to upload any kind of images or documents to your site, you can do so through the Media tab. Here you can manage your already existing media library and add new images to it.
Pages are the main substance of your site and help you add navigation and organize content.
The Comments section allows you to view, edit and manage any user submitted comments/discussion on your site. This is more important for bloggers and people who allow comments on their Posts or Pages.
This is probably the first tab you will access as you build your new site. The appearance tab is where you can modify the look and feel of your site. By selecting a theme, you will be able to change the entire design of your site with one click!
The Users control panel allows you to add other users to your site as contributors or editors, allowing them to create Posts or even Pages on your site. We strongly advise you not add other users as Administrators as that gives them complete control over all aspects of your site.
General Settings includes a number of fields that allow you to change options related to your site. From here, you can change the site name, tagline, admin email address and date formatting.
Next Session: Setting your Theme!