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.
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:
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 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. View the process here.
Many of our customer’s sites are built using the Divi Builder. Editing content on pages is similar to editing content within Posts.
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.
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.