WordPress 101

These are the super simple first steps in WordPress. Please note we always customise sites, so your site may be slightly different to these WordPress 101 lessons. We can always prepare detailed instructions for you so just let us know anytime!

Go to your login page (which we will have sent you).

Login with your username (or email address) and your password (as supplied).

Note that you can reset your password at any stage using the ‘lost password’ link from the login page. This will send you an email with further instructions.

Ok, once you’re logged in you’ll (normally!) be taken straight to the ‘Dashboard‘ of the site.

You can see ‘Dashboard’ in the top left of your screen. From here, you can always roll over to the ‘live’ site, by hovering over and clicking ‘View site’.

Once you’re logged in, and viewing the ‘live site’ you should see an ‘admin toolbar’. This allows you to edit pages directly by clicking on the ‘edit page’ link. Have a go!

You can also add new pages, posts or media straight from your toolbar.

Or go back to your Dashboard and hover over Pages or Posts and click ‘Add New’.

Once you are editing a page you will see a nice WYSIKOCTWYG (What You See Is Kind Of Close To What You Get) Editor. So you can simply type in your changes and then hit the big blue ‘Update’ button on the right of your screen.

And WHAMMO! Once you’ve done this your changes are LIVE to the world. So well done. You’re now a webmaster. Or webmistress if you prefer.

Here’s how to do some more clever things: