Enter your Username and Password as supplied by your web developer to log in to the administration system.

Simply type your username into the field labeled “Username” and then click in the field labeled “Password” and enter your password.

Take care to make sure the details you enter into both of these fields exactly match the details you have been supplied. The username is usually case-sensitive (meaning that uppercase and lowercase letters are different) and the password is always case-sensitive.

You can place a tick in the box labeled "Remember Me" and the system will attempt to remember you to save you having to enter these details next time.

Once you entered the correct details, click on the "Log In" button, or hit the "enter" key on your keyboard.

Forgotten Your Password?
If you have forgotten your password click on the text that reads "Lost your password?" and you will be taken to this screen:

Type your username or email address into the field and click on the "Get New Password" button. A new password will be emailed to you.

Once you have your new password, login.

When you have logged in you will be taken to The Dashboard.

Once you're in you will see the Dashboard:

The first thing you need to do is change your password to something more meaningful that you can remember. Click on Profile towards the left hand menu.


Here you can update any of your personal information, including your password, which is found at the bottom of this page. Click on the Update Profile button when you're done.

Now it's time to add some content or edit some existing content. If you are unsure whether you should be using Pages or Posts, read Pages vs. Posts in the Content section.

Edit/Add New Pages

  1. The first field you need to fill in is the page title.
  2. Then use the visual editor to enter the content for your page.
  3. Add Media allows you to add media such as images, audio and video and assign titles and descriptions to media files. For more detailed information about this process, read the Media section in the Editors Guide.
  4. When you are happy with your page, click on the Preview button found at the top right corner of the Publish module on the right hand side of the page. This will give a real life preview of how your page will look on your website.
  5. Once you're happy for your page to go public, click on the Publish button at the bottom of the Publish module. If you are editing an existing page this button is called Update.
Adding or Editing Posts functions much the same as Pages, however there are some additional information you need to enter.

  1. You can change the presentation of your posts by setting up Format.
  2. You will also need to assign the post to a category which will affect where and when the post appears on the website.
  3. On the right hand side underneath the Categories module you can add Tags to your post. Tags are like keywords that visitors may use to search for related articles. For example, adding the tag "wedding" to a catering article and a photography article may help your visitors find related content on your website.
  4. There is also an option to add a Featured Image to your post.
You can preview and edit posts in the same way as you do for pages. When you want to publish or save your changes click on the Publish or Update button.

The Admin Window Explained

The Dashboard, along with all of the screens you will come across in the admin system, consists of the following four key elements:

  • The Header
  • The Sidebar
  • The Editor
  • The Footer
  • The Header

The header looks like this:

The header provides you with:

  • WordPress Logo – that links you to WordPress information, documentation, forums and feedbacks.
  • To visit your website
  • For Adding New Post, Media, Link and Page
  • To the user currently logged – where in you can view his/her avatar if its available, role and a link to Log Out of the system
And a link to the Edit Comment page.