The Dashboard 101

 

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What We're Learning:

  • What is the Dashboard?

  • How to get into it

  • Settings

  • Pages vs Posts

  • Adding / editing content

  • Adding / editing images

  • Themes

  • Widgets

  • etc

Who Am I:

 

  • Full-time WordPress freelancer (2011)
     
  • Teach beginner WordPress workshops

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Who Am I:

 

  • BuddyCamp Organizer (2012)

  • WordCamp Organizer (2013-2015)

  • WordCamp Central Training Team

What Is The Dashboard?

 

  • Back-end

  • Administration section

  • Control features of your website

  • Make changes to your content

Getting Into It

 

/wp-admin

Theme

Plugins

 

  • A piece of software that can be added to a WordPress website

  • Extend functionality or add new features

     

  • Example: Social Media buttons

Menus

  • Dashboard section
    • Dashboard
    • Application updates
  • Content management section
    • create and manage posts
    • pages
    • images
    • comments
  • Site administration section
    • appearance of site
    • what plugins are installed and activated
    • your settings

Page vs Post

Widget

  • Segment of code

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The Dashboard 101

By Jill Binder