The WordPress Admin Area or Backend

The Admin Sidebar When you are logged into your website and looking at your dashboard, you will notice on the left side of your screen a menu. This is the admin sidebar and lists all the sections of your backend. We will discuss all the sections in detail. At the very top of the list is a link to the Dashboard which we discussed in the last section. At the very … [Read more...]

The Two Sides to WordPress

There are two sides to wordpress. The frontend/public side and the backend/private side or admin area. The FrontEnd or Public Side When you type in your website’s address in the browser address bar, you will see the home page which is the front door to your website. Since it’s available to the public, we call it the public side or, also called, the ‘front end’ of … [Read more...]

Choosing Your Domain Name

Technically speaking, the first thing you must do to build a website is to find a unique name for your site and register the name so that no one else can use it. This name is called a ‘Domain Name’. The ‘Domain Name’ is what others will use to find your website. It’s what they will type in their browser address bar when they want to access your website. Parts of a … [Read more...]

Hosting Your WordPress Website

WordPress is open-source software. You can learn more about it here You can download the code at You can then install the code on your own web hosting and "you are free to use it for anything without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms. (check out there site for more information: According to … [Read more...]

Managing WordPress Users

Roles and Capabilities Your WordPress site must have at least one user. This one user must be an Administrator and will have permission (called capabilities) to do everything on the site. You can have many users and these users can have different roles and permissions. WordPress has certain roles already defined - Administrator, Subscriber, Author, Contributor and … [Read more...]