Have you been thinking about starting an artist blog using WordPress? Do you already have a WordPress site but you still do not know everything about WordPress’s dashboard? In this WordPress Dashboard basics tutorial for artist post, I will break it all down for you.
WordPress Dashboard Basics Tutorial
I can remember starting my first WordPress site many years ago. It was overwhelming at first but once I started to learn the basics I soon realized WordPress is very user-friendly.
I want to make the learning process quick and easy for you so you can spend more time creating and selling your art.
In this post, I am going to cover where you will be spending most of your time blogging, the WordPress Dashboard.
The first screen that you see when you log into the administration area of your blog will be the WordPress Dashboard. It provides an overview of what’s happening with your blog. The quick links will allow you to reply to last comments, write a quick draft, etc.
WordPress Dashboard Sections
The Dashboard is broken down into different sections that will make your job easier.
You can customize sections on your admin screen with the Screen Option that is located at the top of the Dashboard. Show or hide widgets with the checkboxes to customize your dashboard.
The Welcome section on the top middle of your dashboard provides some useful links such as creating a page, create a post, view site, widgets, menus, comments and more.
It also includes a Customize Your Site link. This is where you can customize your WordPress Theme.
The dashboard menu is located on the left side of your dashboard.
This navigation menu will be the most visited section of your dashboard. Links found here are posts, pages, media library, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools, settings and any links from plugins you install.
The Quick Draft is a section which allows you to write, save, save as draft, add title, and publish a post right from the dashboard. I never use this section but it might be helpful to you if you want to do something quick.
Find out the latest news with this section.
The Activity widget will allow you to quickly see the latest comments where you can approve, reply, edit, or delete them, recent post and published posts.
At a Glance
This widget gives you an overview of your blog’s post. You can see the number of published posts and pages as well as the number of comments. Clicking on the links will take you to that screen.
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