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Getting Started with WordPress: Logging In and the WordPress Dashboard

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Logging In To WordPress Dashboard

To edit your website you need to first log in to the back end of your site, the WordPress dashboard.

First, go to the browser of your choice and enter http://[yourdomain].com/wp-admin.
(Note: if your domain is a .net or .biz or what have you, enter [yourdomain].net, etc.) For example, if your company’s url was http://google.com you would enter http://google.com/wp-admin.

You will be taken to the login page, which looks like this:

WordPress Login PanelEnter your user name and password.

You will arrive at your website’s WordPress dashboard, which looks like this:

WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard

As a newbie, your main areas of concern are:

Pages
Here you can add, delete and edit your page’s copy and images, as well as add and delete the pages themselves.

Posts
Here you can add posts to your blog, and edit or delete existing posts.

Appearance
Here you can pick or change your theme design, select an existing header or upload your own header, change the background color, add copy, widgets or other items to your sidebar and create or edit navigation menus.

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