WordPress Beginner Tutorial #6: The WordPress Dashboard

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Let’s start learning how to use WordPress. You will need a WordPress site to follow along from this point. In the previous two videos, we showed you options for installing WordPress.

To login, go to /wp-login.php. Some themes may have this set up for you. Enter your username and password.

When you login, the first thing you see is the WordPress Dashboard.

There’s an “At a Glance” box that gives you important statistics about your site.

There’s an “Activity” box which shows recent posts and comments.

There’s also a “Quick Draft” box where you can start the draft of a blog post.

At the top of the box is “Screen Options” which allows you to control what’s on the dashboard.

The Dashboard can be an extremely helpful tool for monitoring your website.
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3 Comments

PressShack · January 31, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Can I hide this WordPress admin area so hackers can't find it?

Guillermo Antonio Ricci alvarez · January 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm

This WordPress videos makes easier to understand it than how it seems trying to do it on its own

Earl Shatzer · March 27, 2018 at 4:54 pm

I am liking this you are so easy to understand. This is a first for me working on putting a website together and so far your videos are far better than what i have looked at.

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