Intro to WordPress Dashboard

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Intro to WordPress Dashboard

  1. 1. Introducing the Dashboard(admin access to WordPress.com) Ann Treacy atreacy@treacyinfo.com www.byteoftheweek.com www.treacyinfo.com
  2. 2. The Dashboard (/wp-admin) www.treacyinfo.com
  3. 3. Understand the Dashboard• Store – buy and manage upgrades• Posts – like article, organized by categories• Media – upload images, video, audio, docs, pdfs…• Links – organize links to outside pages• Pages – for more static information, can have hierarchy (parent-child pages) www.treacyinfo.com
  4. 4. Understand the Dashboard - 2• Comments – manage comments from outsiders• Appearance – Themes – select a layout for blog – Widgets – manage sidebar features – Menus – create custom menus (for navigation) – Header / Custom – Change look – Mobile – change look, download apps www.treacyinfo.com
  5. 5. Understand the Dashboard - 3• Users – for multiple authors/contributors• Tools – limited added functionality (import/export valuable for moving blogs)• Settings – General – title & tag line – Reading – helps manage length of pages – Discussion – manage comments www.treacyinfo.com
  6. 6. How to Post - 1 www.treacyinfo.com
  7. 7. How to Post - 2 www.treacyinfo.com
  8. 8. Do you see something different?• Toggle from Visual to Text• Open second row of menu buttons Open toggle www.treacyinfo.com
  9. 9. Remember• Posts are good for news• Pages are good for more static information• Remember to publish – Auto-save is good with WP www.treacyinfo.com
  10. 10. Widgets• Text for contact info• RSS feeds from other sites – Facebook – Twitter• Third Party Tools• Search www.treacyinfo.com
  11. 11. Questions Thank you! Ann Treacyatreacy@treacyinfo.com www.treacyinfo.com

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