Introduction to the WordPress user interface

Everything you need to know about the WordPress interface - Further information in the WordPress Tutorial from

On the following pages you will find everything you need to know about the Wordpress interface, learn how to create posts, answer comments and how to install plugins.

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Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

The WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard is the control center of your blog. This article describes the most important elements of the WordPress dashboard and explains how you can make changes to the dashboard.

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You create pages in the dashboard of your blog via the "Pages" tab. As soon as you have finished a new page, it will appear as a button in your main navigation, mostly in the header or/and in the sidebar. But sometimes the footer is used as well.

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In this article, you'll learn how to create WordPress posts, what the difference is between pages and posts in WordPress, and how to edit a WordPress post.

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WordPress default settings

In this article you will learn the most important settings and their meaning in WordPress. The possibilities are very extensive, so we will only cover the elementary settings here.

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User administration in WordPress

WordPress is designed so that you can use the blog system with several users at the same time. Different user roles and user rights allow users to be assigned special editing rights. The administrator is able to control the user administration, create and remove users. The rights management can be granularly controlled by additional plug-ins.

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The WordPress Editor (Classic)

We have already shown you in this blog how easy it is to format and structure your blog articles as a WordPress user. This is made possible by the visual text editor of WordPress, which works according to the WYSIWYG system: What You See Is What You Get. In this article we go into detail and introduce you to the visual text editor in detail.

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The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

WordPress Version 5 comes with a new standard editor called "Gutenberg". The concept of the new editor is geared to the editing of media-rich pages and articles. The new interface makes it even easier than before to create attractive pages.

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The comment function in WordPress

With the comment function, users can comment and discuss your contributions in your WordPress blog. Comments are an elementary feature of WordPress and are enabled by default for all posts. In this article we describe the configuration possibilities of comments in WordPress.

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The WordPress Media Library

All files - such as images, PDFs and videos - are stored in the WordPress media library. New files can easily be uploaded via drag and drop or via the file upload dialog. When uploading images, additional image versions for previews and large views are created, depending on the settings.

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What are widgets in WordPress?

With widgets you can add more features to your blog without having to directly touch the source code of the templates and themes. The WordPress standard themes come with a number of additional widgets, some of which we will use in this article.

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What are WordPress themes?

WordPress themes are design templates for WordPress blogs. The themes determine the appearance of the entire WordPress website and can be managed centrally in the WordPress backend.

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What are WordPress plugins?

WordPress plugins are small additional programs that can easily be added to an existing WordPress blog to add additional functions to the blog.

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