Chapter 1

Logging In and Taking a Look Around

IN THIS CHAPTER

Check Logging in to your WordPress Dashboard

Check Finding your way around the Dashboard

Check Configuring Dashboard modules

Check Getting some help

With WordPress successfully installed, you can explore your new publishing software. This chapter guides you through the preliminary setup of your new WordPress website by using the Dashboard. When you publish with WordPress, you spend a lot of time in the Dashboard, which is where you make all the exciting behind-the-scenes stuff happen. In this Dashboard, you can find all the settings and options that enable you to set up your site just the way you want it. (If you still need to install and configure WordPress, check out Book 2, Chapter 4.)

Feeling comfortable with the Dashboard sets you up for successful entrance into the WordPress publishing world. You’ll tweak your WordPress settings several times throughout the life of your site. In this chapter, as you go through the various sections, settings, options, and configurations available to you, understand that nothing is set in stone. You can ...

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