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Administering Your WordPress blog

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You can refer these instructions to administer your wordpress site.

Login

Go to your wordpress website.

Select Log In to login.

You will be presented with a login screen.  Your screen may be different if it is customized by your web designer.

Wordpress Login Screenq

Enter your username and password. If you have forgotten your password then select Lost Your Password Link.

Forgotten Password

Once you have entered your email address and selected Get New Password, you will be presented with the following screen:

Email

Check your email. You will have the following message:

Someone has asked to reset the password for the following site and username.

http://www.yourdomain.com/yourwordpressblog

Username: YourUserName

To reset your password visit the following address, otherwise just ignore this email and nothing will happen.

http://www.yourdomain.com/lyourwordpressblog/wp-login.php?action=rp&key=KJrtsLG5UqcojjPJLkIU&login=netqwik

Click on the link.

You will receive the following message:

Confirm Email Link

Check your email for the message. It will be something like this:

Username: MyUserName
Password: dF#jp95xSIu0
http://www.yourdomain.name/wp-login.php

Click on the link

You will be presented with the username/password screen. Enter your username and the new password that was sent to you in the email.

You will be presented with the Administrative Panel.

Word Press Admin panel

You will see the following message in pink:

Notice: you’re using the auto-generated password for your account. Would you like to change it to something you’ll remember easier?
Yes, Take me to my profile page | No Thanks, Do not remind me again.

Select the link Yes, Take me to my profile page.

Reset WordPress Password

Enter your new password and then select update profile. Your password is updated. You will see the message in yellow on the top ‘user updated’

 Administrative Panel

The Administration Panel provides access to the control features of your WordPress installation. Each Administration Panel is presented in sections, the header, the main navigation, the work area, and the footer. The top portion of all Panels, the header, is featured in dark shading. The header shows the name of your blog and a visit site link to your blog’s main page, your user name, Turbo, and Log Out. Just below the top shaded area is Help that can be clicked and expanded.

On the left side of the screen is the main navigation menu detailing each of the administrative functions you can perform. Two expand/collapse arrows just below Dashbord and Comments allow the navigation menu to collapse to a set of icons, or expand (fly-out) to show an icon and description for each major administrative function. Within each major function, such as Posts, a pull-down arrow is presented upon hovering mouse hovers over the title area. A click of that arrow expands the menu to display each of the sub-menu choices. Clicking that arrow again collapses the sub-menu.

The large area in the middle of the screen is the work area. It is here the specific information relating to a the particular navigation choice, such as adding a new post, is presented and collected.

Dashboard

The Dashboard SubPanel provides you a number of links to start writing Posts or Pages, statistics and links on the number of posts, pages, Categories, and Tags. A Recent Comments box shows the number of Comments awaiting moderation and a list of the recent comments.

Posts – Make some content

Posts are the principal element (or content) of a blog. The Posts are the writings, compositions, discussions, discourses, musings, and, yes, the rantings, of a blog owner and contributors. Posts, in most cases, are the reason a blog exists; without Posts, there is no blog!

Edit Posts

Via the Posts Edit SubPanel you can select the Post or Posts you wish to edit, delete, or view. Multiple Posts can be selected for deletion and for editing.

Add New Post

The most important part of WordPress, the Posts Add New SubPanel is where you write new Posts. While you are writing those Posts, you can also create new Categories, new Tags, and new Custom Fields. In addition, any Media (pictures, video, recordings, files) can be uploaded and inserted into the Posts. Once you add a new post select the Publish button to publish your post.

Tags

Tags are the keywords you might assign to each post. Not to be confused with Categories, Tags have no hierarchy, meaning there’s no relationship from one Tag to another. But like Categories, Tags provide another means to aid your readers in accessing information on your blog.
The Posts Tags SubPanel allows you to add, change, or delete Tags. Multiple Tags can be selected for deletion. A search option allows you to find the Tags you want to edit or delete.

Categories

Every Post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow the classification of your Posts into groups and subgroups, thereby aiding viewers in the navigation and use of your site. Each Category may be assigned to a Category Parent so that you may set up a hierarchy within the category structure. Using automobiles as an example, a hierarchy might be Car->Ford->Mustang. In creating categories, recognize that each category name must be unique, regardles of hierarchy.
The Posts Categories SubPanel allows you to add, edit, and delete Categories, as well as organize your categories hierarchically. Multiple Categories can be selected for deletion. A search option allows you to find the Categories you want to edit or delete. Also remember Categories can be added in the Posts Add New SubPanel.

Media – Add pictures and movies to your posts

Media is the images, video, recordings, and files, you upload and use in your blog. Media is typically uploaded and inserted into the content when writing a Post or Page. Note that the Uploading settings in the Settings Miscellaneous SubPanel describes the location and structure of the upload directory.

Media Library

The Media Library SubPanel allows you edit, delete or view Media previously uploaded to your blog. Multiple Media objects can be selected for deletion. Search and filtering ability is also provided to allow you to find the desired Media.

Upload New Media

The Media Add New SubPanel allows you to upload new media to later use with posts and pages. A Flash Uploader is provided and the ability to use a Browser Uploader is supplied if the Flash Uploader does not work.

Pages – Your Static Content

A Page is another tool to add content to a WordPress site and is often used to present “static” information about the site; Pages are typically “timeless” in nature. A good example of a Page is the information contained in “About” or “Contact” Pages. A Page should not be confused with the time-oriented objects called Posts, nor should a WordPress Page be confused with the word “page” referring to any web page or HTML document on the Web.
Because Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and as such, are not displayed with the rest of your Posts, but are displayed individually.

Edit Pages

The Pages Edit SubPanel provides the necessary tools to edit, delete, and view existing Pages. On this SubPanel you can select the Page to edit or delete. Multiple Pages can be selected for deletion and for editing.

Add New Page

The Add New Page SubPanel allows you to create new Pages.

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