WordPress: Logging In, Navigating the Menu, and More Resources

Your WordPress website is live, and you need to make some changes to the content on your website. If you’re new to WordPress or haven’t used it in a while, this can be intimidating. That’s why we created this guide to take you through the process we use at Clicks Web Design to edit Divi WordPress websites. So let’s get started.

Logging In

Before you can make changes to the pages on your website, you must log in. Add /wp-admin/ after your website’s URL to access the login page. The login page will look similar to the following:

Once on that page, enter the Username and Password that you have been provided and press the blue Log In Button.

The WordPress Dashboard: Posts, Media, and Pages

After you have successfully logged in to your website, you will arrive at the WordPress dashboard. This is the homepage to the “back-end” of your site. The back-end of your site is where content is housed and where behind-the-scenes changes are made that users see on your live website. There is a lot to know about editing WordPress websites but when you’re just started out there are only three sections where most of the action happens – Posts, Media, and Pages. That’s it. The three different sections are labeled on the graphic below.

Posts

Posts are the articles that appear on your blog page. Posts is where you will go to edit blog articles. By clicking on Posts on the sidebar, you will arrive at a page similar to the following:

When using Divi, our development team creates a Divi template for blog posts to keep a consistent layout and sidebar on your blog posts. Therefore, we have special steps for creating new blog posts. For more information on how to edit posts in Divi, see Creating a New Blog Post from a Divi Template.

Pages

Pages contain content that seldom changes. The most commonly requested pages for most websites include: Home, About, Contact, Services, Blog, and Privacy Policy. For e-commerce websites using online sales, you’ll typically also have a Shop/Products page and a Pricing page. Pages typically appear on the navigation menu of the website. In the Dashboard, after clicking Pages on the sidebar you will come to a page like the following:

Many of our customer’s sites are built using the Divi Builder. Editing content on pages is similar to editing content within Posts. See the Editing Content section of Creating a New Blog Post from a Divi Template for directions on editing content in Divi.

Media

Media can include images, videos, sound files, and documents such as PDFs. When you need to upload media, navigate to the Media page which looks like this:

Instead of the generic placeholder files, you see here, you’ll see the images and media uploaded to your Divi WordPress website. To learn how to upload new media, visit our article Uploading Media and Adding Images in Divi.

More Resources

For more information about Divi, visit Elegant Themes Documentation on Divi’s Visual Builder. For WordPress guidance, visit the WordPress Codex which contains documentation for WordPress.

Need Help?

Here at Clicks Web Design, we stand behind our work and are ready to help if you have a question about your Divi WordPress site. Give us a call or contact us if you need assistance.