Welcome to WordPress Tutorial for beginners and in this tutorial post, you are going to see about the basics of WordPress User interface (UI) and each of them are briefly explained to get an idea about it. Before going to Learn WordPress (WP), you should be friendly with these UI for getting good ideas and smart blogging.
WordPress User Interface Basics
There are 10 sections of different types of WP UI is mentioned below in detail.
WordPress dashboard is like home of the WP editing interface, which shows overall things happening in your blog such as At a glance, activity, quick draft, WordPress news, recent comments, site stats etc. These items give quick overview of your blog activity, position and also informs about the new comments also. It integrated with different WordPress plugins like Jetpack, Yoast SEO and more to show their details also. You can also customize the dashboard by using screen options which allows removing or adding new tabs to your WordPress dashboard.
It is just look like webpage having small left side bar, top menu bar and right main content area. The left side bar contains the all options such as posts, pages, comments, links, appearance, plugins, users and settings including dashboard button. The top menu bar shows helps to view your site, quick link to new post creation, Media, links etc. It also contains the login details of the current users at the left of this menubar. The main content area is just explained above which contains the all activities, overview of blog and more.
WP posts is also another part of WordPress user interface which helps to post new posts, edit old posts, categories and tags. It is located in the sidebar of the dashboard. It is just like post manager which allows to manage your published or draft articles or posts. The Post interface is looking mostly same as Microsoft word UI. You can write new posts and edit it easily in this WordPress user interface.
WordPress Media Manager
WordPress media manager is user interface which allows managing the media or images for your new posts or pages. You can upload, edit, resize, and crop your media files in this manager section. It is very simple UI and easy to use and also have access from the WP posts and WP pages interface.
WordPress Comment Manager
WordPress command manager is helps to manage the comments provided by your readers of blog. You can approve, edit, trash and spam can do through this manager. The new comments added posted by your readers is directly coming to this interface and you can decide whether it’s shown in your blog comment section or not.
WordPress Appearance Manager
WordPress appearance manager is another cool WP UI, which helps to customize the appearance of your blog by adding graphics element to it. You can add new WordPress themes, customize, widgets adjustments, menu management and editing of your CSS files. This interface is also very easy to use and you can easily install new WP theme and change your blog appearance through this manager section.
WordPress Plugins Manager
WordPress plugin manager helps to add varieties of plugins, which gives flexibility to your WP blog. By adding different types of plugins means that you are adding additional capability or improvements for your blog can do. This feature is special one for self hosted WordPress blogs.
WordPress User Manager
The WP user manager tool helps to add different types of users to your blog. If you are creating blog and have different workers, you can use the user manger tool for providing working ID to co-workers. It also allows you to designate their designated duties such as Administrator, editor, author, subscriber etc.
WP tools provide some default tool like “Press this” button and category and tag converter. Usually I am not using this WP tools. But another two useful tools contained in are “Import and Export” tools. You can import the posts form the old articles or contents form old to new blog using this. Export means you can convert your current contents in blog to export file.
WordPress settings is one of the important UI, you should know to use the WordPress platform. It contains primary settings of your blog, in which you can set the different settings for your blog. It contains different sections like General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, Media and permalinks. It also shows the installed WP plugins setting access through this WP settings tab.
These are the main and common WordPress User Interface (UI). If you understand the WP UI, then it is very easy to learn WordPress blogging software for blogging use or creating website.