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Step By Step To Manage Your WordPress Blog

Once you installed WordPress, you can log in to your WordPress blog at the following address.

http://www.yourblog.com/wp-admin or http://www.yourblog.com/wp-login.

Replace your blog with your site name

Once you login to your blog admin area, you will be taken to the dashboard and the following is the screenshot of the dashboard.

WordPress Dashboard

As you see from the above screenshot, you will see different links on the left side of the dashboard and the following are them.

Dashboard: Under Dashboard you will see the links Home and Updates. Home is the Dashboard home. Updates will show you any updates available to your WordPress or plugins or theme. Here you can update all your plugins, themes etc., at once.

Posts: Posts will display all the posts you have made in your blog based on date order. Here you can view and edit all the posts you have made. Through the Categories link you can add categories. Through the Tags link you can add new tags to your blog.

Media: Media will display “Library” and “Add New” links. When you click on Media it will open the library of your media files. You can easily see all images that you have attached with previous post. It presents a nice drag and drop system using which you can easily upload files to your server.

Pages: Under the Pages section you will see “All Pages” and “Add New” links. If you click on the Pages link it will go to “All Pages” and show all the pages you have created. You can simply edit any page that you have created previous time. 

Comments: In this section you can easily manage all of your comments and delete, edit, approve or disapprove you can do anything with your comments. You can approve them, mark as spam or delete them.

Appearance: Under appearance you will see Themes, Customize, Widgets, Menus, Header, Background and Editor links. If you click on the Appearance link, it will take you to the Themes section to see all the installed themes. You can change the themes of your blog here.

Using the “Customize” link you can customize your theme. Using the “Widgets” link you can add new widgets to your blog or edit existing widgets. Using the “Menus” link, you can add new menus or edit the existing menus if your theme supports menus.

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Using the “Header” link you can upload your custom header image for the theme you are using. Using the “Background” link you upload and set background images to your blog. Using the “Editor” link you can edit your theme files and make modifications.

Plugins: Plugins are to give additional functionality to your blog or site. You can simply add a new plugin in this section by clicking on add new plugin. Through the “Editor” link you can edit the plugin files.

Users: Under “Users” you will see “All Users,” “Add New” and “Your Profile” links. You can delete any users you want here.

Tools: Under “Tools” you will see the links “Available Tools,” “Import” and “Export” links. Using “Import,” you can import any posts, pages etc., to your blog. Using “Export” you can export the same from your blog.

Settings: Under “Settings” you will see the links “General,” “Writing,” “Reading,” “Discussion,” “Media,” “Permalinks.” This is purely setting for different areas of your site.

Pages are something static on your blog. 

If you want to create pages on your blog, click on the “Add New” link under the “Pages” link on the left-hand side.

Adding New Pages in WordPress

It looks like add a new post page. The options are almost similar. You have a title field where you can enter the title and a description box, an editor where you can enter the article content. The publish options are similar to the posts page and you can read about these publish options at

http://www.yourdomain.com/posting-and-uploading-images-and-editing-posts-in-wordpress/

One difference between posts and pages is the attributes section. Here you can set parents to your pages and create sub-pages. You ca add any theme for your blog because theme is the backbone of your website. 

It is the same way as that of adding images to posts. You can check it at the post-http://www.yourdomain.com/posting-and-uploading-images-and-editing-posts-in-wordpress/

For editing an existing page, click on “All Pages” under “Pages,” and you will see all the pages you have created. Move your mouse over any page you have created and you can see the “Edit” link under that. Click on that and you will be able to edit that page and make any changes to that page.

  • All – Shows all the comments
  • Pending – Shows the pending comments that are ready for approval or deleted.
  • Approved – It shows all the comments that are approved.
  • Spam – It shows all the comments that are moved to spam.
  • Trash – It shows all the comments that are deleted.

Managing Comments in WordPress

If you move your mouse over any comment it shows different links like “Approve,” “Reply,” “Quick Edit,” “Edit,” “Spam” and “Trash.” If the comment is pending, you can approve it by clicking on the “Approve” link. You can also edit or make it spam or move it trash if it is not a good comment.

You might be using some plugins to detect the spam comments and they will be moved to the spam folder automatically. But sometimes, some real comments also will be moved to a spam folder. So you better check the spam folder to make sure that real comments are not moved to a spam folder.

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