If you aren’t familiar with the e-commerce website making tool, WordPress yet, then do not agonize! This smart and creative tool is made so user friendly that you need to have a look upon the dashboard to familiarize yourself with this application.
To get ready with using this application for your e-commerce website, let’s take you through the key features of the WordPress admin dashboard.
Habituate yourself to the features of the dashboard!
A website or any application will have two workplaces in it and that being the front end and the back end.
Back end is the workplace where you customize how the front end looks like, while the front end displays the features applied on the backend.
The first window that appears on WordPress after login is the dashboard. Well, this is a backend of the website.
It contains links of the elements of the back end to customize the webpage with the way it looks and do a lot more here. The alternative way to reach these features is right there on the main menu as well.
Secondly, one can also view recent activity. Let’s say you received a comment on your post and boom, and you have that on the Activity widget. Isn’t that cool?
What’s more interesting is to stay updated about all the developments on WordPress news. Well, you heard it right. On the application, one can view WordPress events and news.
These are the basic operations one can do. If some widgets fret you with the way they are organizing or if you like to remove it, hover over Select options and do so.
Well, that was about the dashboard which would enable us to perform operations on the website. Now let’s focus on the next tread as to how one can customize the website settings.
Tailor website settings!
The key features that are worth noting here are the Settings option. Let’s have a look at General settings first. Of course, general settings will have all the basics of the site that needs to be taken care of.
The site title allows setting as to what the title of the page has to be named. In the tagline, the box depicts a little about what this site does. Then you see the WordPress address box, here the URL belongs to the WordPress, and in any case, if you want the different address for the home page, one can set that as well.
And finally, an Email address box should be your email address where you would like to receive the notification when a new user enters the website.
If we move ahead, there are Reading settings. This is about the content on your homepage. It keeps track of the settings applied concerning the number of blogs each page displays and also with the staticity and the dynamic features of the home page.
Want the homepage to show all the recent posts? By default, it has the setting to do so. Where it ultimately makes the home page dynamic. Otherwise choose to keep it static.
Discussion settings talk about the comments on the post. Is any comment annoying you? Choose to hide it or delete it or deal with it? You can choose any of these options, not just that you can do a lot more in this section.
Let’s check on your site’s semblance!
WordPress provides multiple themes to make the site look, way better and appealing. Themes are essential aspects of the semblance of the website. At the same time Plugins lets the site function the way you control it. Plugins can do a lot more than you think. Be it melding social media or e-commerce applications? The plugin does that all. Add or manage the existing plugin on the go.
If you aren’t convinced with the existing themes, go on to download and activate new themes by going to the Theme option.
Appearance tab can include details that can customize the website to make it organized by adding features like putting in Widgets to give more info, Headers, and Subheaders to make the content more apparent in an order, Homepage menu to navigate to the entire website. What about the layout of the site or the colours? That can be managed too.
The charm of the webpage and that’s “Content”!
You’ve got two categories in the section, and that’s Posts and Pages. The posts are the blogs that are piled up on the website and the pages being the steady item that relates to the Home page.
Are you thinking of putting up some posts? Go to the Post tab and start composing by going to Add new option. If you have seen categories on other websites? Don’t think it is not possible here. WordPress has got that covered! It can help you organize the content on the site. Likewise, you can Add, Edit, and Terminate blogs of your interest.
Now when you look at the Home page, hover over the cursor to the Pages tab. Do everything you need for the page here. Be it Creating or Deleting the same.
In the end…
These are some of the key features you need to look at when you start with WordPress. But your search doesn’t end here. There are plenty of things to know about this smart tool, and this just the basic overview of the application to make it work handy for you. To dig more deeply into it and to touch the specifics of the concepts are so fascinating, as it can make the website look more appealing to the next level to work with it like a Pro. I hope this article could make a little impact to gain insights on a surface layer.