The WordPress.com administrative area is your mission control center. From here you can adjust account settings, manage users, create content, and more. Learn how to use the toolbar for quick, one-quick access to the most commonly-used features. In this video, Carrie takes you on a high-level tour of the available features and where to find them.
- [Voiceover] In this movie, I'd like to take you on a tour of where you can manage your WordPress.com site. After logging in, you'll be directed to what's known as the admin area. It includes access to all the tools you need to manage your site, and create content. You can sort of think of it like your mission control center. Over the next few moments, I'll give you a high level overview of what all's available to you here. And later in the course, I'll go into greater detail for each of these options, so consider this your initial introduction. Let's start with the toolbar. Whenever you're logged into your account, you'll see this bar across the top of your screen and it sticks with you wherever you go within WordPress.
The first link we have is for my site. Clicking this at any point will take you back to home base, your admin area. This is where you can do everything from adjust your account settings, to managing users, to creating content and a whole lot more. Next, we have the reader. This is a news feed where you can view and explore other content published on the web. While this isn't related to your content, you do have options to control the content you see here. At the other end of the toolbar, we have this create new post icon. While that may seem randomly situated, it's actually quite convenient.
Wherever you are, or whatever you're doing when you're logged into your account your always one click away from creating new content. Next, we have a link to access your personal and profile settings. Use this area to create a more detailed profile, add or update a profile picture, and manage some basic account settings. Finally, we have this bell icon that serves as your notifications center. When people interact with your content, by following, liking or commenting on something, you can configure your account to receive those notifications here.
So, that's the toolbar in a nutshell. As you can see the toolbar gives you one click access to the most commonly used administrative features in your account. Now that you have a basic overview, let's dive into the details of each of these options.
- Creating a WordPress.com account
- Updating your profile
- Importing content
- Publishing posts
- Applying categories and tags to posts
- Inserting images, videos, and other media
- Creating a new page
- Customizing your site with themes and widgets
- Managing users, notifications, and comments
- Using WordPress.com apps
- The limits of WordPress.com and the benefits of self-hosting