Why WordPress is Popular?
Out of several platforms, WordPress has become the major and popular platform due to several features making the website hosting easy. Any website owner can simply get the WordPress as they as totally free. Moreover as WordPress supports a wide range of plugins as well as offers numerous themes you can simply make your website appealing to your customers, even without the assistance of expert WordPress programmer and web designers. WordPress is integrated with Google, making your website more search engine friendly.
WordPress Admin Area
In order to make the management of the website easier the WordPress admin area is simply divided into four sections. On the top of the panel you can find the header where the effective link to the blog can be found. The header contains a simple menu that displays the options as well as features.
The main navigation menu is found on the left side of the WordPress admin area, which contains all the functions that you can possibly use in an organized as menus as submenus. The links for your WordPress website, Credit, Feedbacks, Documentation can be found at the footer along with the link for the latest WordPress update and showing your currently used WordPress version.
There are several actions you can perform using the WordPress admin area, to make your management and controlling easy. Below are some process given to get a brief idea.
Adding and Editing Site Content
The middle section of the WordPress admin area has the work area where you can post the content for your articles and post them. If you have the need to add new post you can simply go to the navigation menu on the left, click on the Posts section and choose Add New. You get a new plane displayed where you can write your new content.
You also add content to your blog site / website using pages. These content pages like Contact us, About us etc. can remain forever in your blog site as they are fixed on the website. Using the All Pages Screen, you can also edit, delete or have the view of theses existing pages, even though they are different from the HTML documents or web pages. These pages are not based on time and they are displayed individually, unlike the normal posts.
Categories and Tags
You also can create new categories as well as sub categories to specify your posts, add tags as well as custom fields to them. Adding more defined categories can help your visitor to find what they want simply. You can also use keywords to assign to the posts to support the tagging, in order to make your website/ blog site able to use by the visitors. With the use of tags and keywords, it makes the visitors reach the information easily.
Apart from writing new posts, WordPress admin area also helps you to add new images, recordings, videos, files, etc. Moreover you can also add discussions, compositions etc. for the contributed posts. This is simply referred as the media.
Using the WordPress admin area you can edit, delete or view all the images uploaded to your WordPress Library Screen. You can simply choose the pictures along with the files you want to display on your website and manage the size, quality as well as the location of the images, files or documents uploaded, using the Media Screen Settings.
Blogging Site Accounts
You also can share your blog with other authors if you prefer to. You can give multiple authors the access to your blog site along with a personal user account. You can administrate all the accounts from the navigation panel, where you can add more accounts, delete them or change the account details. You can add several accounts with defined roles and posts like administrator, editor, subscriber, author etc.
You can use your WordPress admin area to refer other blog sites for your visitors or readers, as WordPress allows you to show your visitors your preference of sites. With the Add Link option in the navigation menu, you can add your preferred website, blog site or search engine. You also can arrange all your links into various categories and integrate them with images as well.
Comments and Feedback
For any blog site comments and feedbacks are really important, as they are the major mode of communication between the author and the readers. In the comments enabled the visitors are free to express their views, discuss regarding the topic, suggest links for articles with similar topics and also thank the author for the article.
In order to avoid any irrelevant or abusive response, WordPress admin area allows you to preset the filter for the languages in the comment content. You also can set up to approve the comments before they are displayed on your blog site. You can report the spam comments if you have them in your blog site.
WordPress Admin Area Dashboard
With the use of the dashboard you can get to see your recent activity on your website, as well as you can easily access the plugins and theme updates from the WordPress. The dashboard also displays the recent comments that await the moderation, as well as the RSS feeds from your blogs, backlinks and the plugins. You can update your plugins, themes etc. from your dashboard.
You can add the widgets to add more information like categories etc. on your theme sidebar. In order to keep the website secure, unless for your personal PC you can logout from the admin panel, using the log out option on the right hand side on the top.