You’ll find the Admin Area in your WordPress login portal. You’ll be able to create, change and delete content, manage users, and make changes to the look and feel of your site from here. If you’re logged in but don’t have access or if you’re not logged in, then you won’t be able to access the Admin Area.
How to Log In to Your WordPress Admin Area
To log in to your WordPress Admin Area, go to http://example.com/wp-admin or the login page you made during installation if you did change it.
The next step is to enter your username and password. If you don’t remember yours, click the “Lost Your Password?” link. It will reset your password for you.
When you log in, the admin area is right up at the top! All your networks will be laid out for you, as-well-as all your stats and payments.
You’ve successfully set up your account and are now able to manage your WordPress website.
What You Will Find in the WordPress Admin Area
The WordPress Admin Area is broken down into several sections, each with their own purpose. Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll find in each section:
Before you head off to build your website, you’ll check out the Dashboard, which provides an overview of recent activity and essential updates. You can customize the Dashboard to display what information is most important to you.
Post: The Post section is where you can manage your website’s content. This includes blog posts, articles, and other types of content.
Images, videos and other media files are now managed in your Media section, where you can select the content for your posts or pages. You’ll also insert media from here into your posts and pages.
Pages are a great way to promote and manage your website’s static content. The Pages section is ideal for things like your About page, Contact page, and other pages that don’t change often.
The “Comments” section is where you can approve, delete, or reply to comments left on your website.
The Appearance section of the site builder lets you customize the look and feel of your site. You can change your theme, add widgets and customize the code of your site, too.
The Plugins section is where you can install, activate, and manage plugins. Just like the main interface of WordPress, this section works with a drag-and-drop interface to make adding new features easy!
Users is where you can manage the members of your site. The user roles and permissions will allow you to control who has access to what and how.
Setting up your WordPress site can be frightening. But don’t worry! The Settings section is where you can manage the basic setup of your site and make it what you want it to be. This includes managing your site title, description, and admin username and password.
What is the Admin Toolbar?
When you’re logged into the Admin Area, you’ll see a black bar with quick access to your most commonly used features. With just one click, you can also add new posts and pages, share comments, or manage users.
When you’re logged in, the Admin Toolbar is only visible to you. If you’re not logged in or you do not have the appropriate permissions, the Admin Toolbar will not show up for you.
How to Use the WordPress Admin Area
Here’s what you need to know about WordPress’s admin area! Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features and functionality of this section of WordPress.
Creating & Managing Posts
The first step to creating blog content is adding it to your blog. Open up the Posts section of your Admin Area, and click the “Add New” button.
On the title and content for your post, on the “Add New Post” screen, you’ll have a chance to enter your desired text. You can also set pictures for your posts on these screens. Once you’re finished, click the “Publish” button to publish your post.
From this screen, you can edit a post’s title, content, and other settings. Click the “Edit” button on an individual post to make changes. You can also delete a post by clicking the Trash icon.
Creating & Managing Pages
There are many different ways to create and manage pages in WordPress. The first step is to go to Pages > Add New and enter in your title, content, and other information for the new page. After you’re done, click on Publish to share your new page with everyone.
To manage your existing pages, go to the Pages > All Pages section. Here you will see a list of all the pages on your website. From here, you can edit pages, delete pages, or change their order. You can also search for specific pages by entering keywords in the search box.
Adding content to your WordPress site is an easy task with pages. With pages, you can provide information about yourself or your business, showcase products or services, or create a contact form. You can easily create and manage these on your site from the WordPress admin area.
Creating & Managing Media
The admin menu of WordPress is a treasure trove of features that you can use to manage your website. You can upload images, videos, and other files with ease and even use them in blog posts, social media statuses, and more.
To add new media to your site, click Media in the Admin Area. The media section allows you to upload files from your computer or select files that are already on file with us. Click the Insert into Post button to start inserting the new media onto your site.
If you need to manage your existing media, go to the Media > Library section. You’ll see a list of all the files on your site here. From this section, you can edit or delete them and view file details.
Creating & Managing Comments
Manage the comments on your site by going to the Comments section and selecting the appropriate option. Beneath the list of comments you will see those waiting for moderator approval, which you can click on if you choose to approve or delete them. You can also reply to comments directly from this page.
If you want to change the settings for how comments are displayed on your website, or if you want to enable comment registration, you can do so by going to Settings > Discussion in the left-hand sidebar. This is where you’ll find several options that will allow you to customize the commenting experience on your site. Once your changes have been made, be sure to click on the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.
With WordPress, it’s easy to manage and the track your website’s comments. Through the features available in your WordPress admin area, you will ensure that the site is moderated effectively and that users have a positive experience interacting with your site.
Creating & Managing Users
First off, go to the Users page and click on Users. You’ll see a list of all the current users who have access to your site.
The easiest way to add a new user on your website is by clicking the Add New button at the top of the page. This will take you to the Add New User page, where you can enter their username, email address, and password. You can also set their role on your website so that they have access only to what they need. After adding a new user, click the Add New User button.
If you need to make changes to an existing user, click on the name of the person in the list on the main Users page. This will take you to their profile page. On this page, you can edit their username, email address, password, and role on your website. Once you’ve made any changes that are necessary, click “Update User” at the bottom of the page.
Changing Your Site’s Appearance
A simple way to find themes is to search for them. You can also browse through the available themes or search for a specific theme you like. Once you’ve found the theme you want, hover over it and click on the “Activate” button in order to activate it.
Once your new theme is activated, click on ‘Appearance’ to customize it further. You can change your site’s title, colors, and logo. You can also add or remove widgets from your sidebar and rearrange the order in which they appear. When you’re finished customizing your site, click on the “Save & Publish” button.
The Plugins section is a cool place on your WordPress dashboard. It allows you to control the plugins that are working best for your website. Here’s a quick overview of how to use the section to add, activate, and deactivate plugins:
The WordPress Plugin Directory provides a way for you to find plugins based on their keywords. Once you’ve found the plugin you want, simply click “Install Now” to install it.
When you add a new plugin to your website, it will automatically appear on the Plugins page. To do so, click on the “Activate” link. Afterwards, to deactivate or delete it from your site simply go to the “Deactivate” or “Delete” links, respectively. It’s that simple!
You’ll be able to access the General Settings page by clicking on the ‘Settings’ option in the left-hand sidebar under your website title or tagline. It will allow you to change both your site’s subtitle and language for when visitors arrive.
When you’re finished with your changes, click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the draft and then send us your final edit.
When building a website, many entrepreneurs choose to use permalinks. While you can’t control the appearance of the content on your site, you can choose how your URLs are structured. To access the Permalinks Settings page, go to Settings > Permalinks in the left-hand sidebar.