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the dashboard

When an administrator first logs into their WordPress website, they land on the Dashboard screen. The far left column of the Dashboard screen provides access to all other admin screens in the backend of the WordPress website. More information explaining the Dashboard Screen may be found here – http://codex.wordpress.org/Dashboard_Screen

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pages

When the Designs by Sandbox team delivers your new website, the page structure of your site is already established. Therefore, you will likely not be adding new pages, nor deleting pages, because that would change the structure of your website’s design. However, it is important to know how to edit the

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posts

Posts provide the blog functionality of a WordPress website. Posts are very similar to pages, except that they are displayed in chronological order, most recent first. (Note: Although WordPress began as a blogging platform, not all Wordpress websites use the blog functionality. If all of your website’s content is within the pages section

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screen options

Each of the administration screens in WordPress have various ways to customize which admin tools are viewed. Look for this symbol in the upper right corner of your screen: The screen options for each admin screen may vary depending on which plugin tools are installed on your website. Feel free to explore the

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media

Media files include images, videos, audio recordings, documents, etc. Adding images to any page or post on your website is fairly self-explanatory by following the prompts available from the “Add Media” button, which is in the “visual tab” of the editing screen for any page or post. No need to go into

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themes

If you are a Designs by Sandbox website client, there is not much at all that needs your attention within the “Appearance” section of your website’s dashboard. However, we offer the following as educational information…. A website’s theme information is viewable from within the “Appearance” section the dashboard. A WordPress Theme is a

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widgets

When a website is delivered to a Designs by Sandbox client, certain tools and editable areas are already defined for the sidebar regions, footer region, or header region of a website. Some of these regions may include content that could be edited as needed. Widget is a fancy word for the

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plugins

Visit the plugins section of your dashboard to see which plugin tools are installed on your website. As part of our Sandbox Support Services, we have posted information about many of the plugin tools that we have installed on websites. Read more here…

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users

When your new Designs by Sandbox website is first delivered to you, there are typically only two users registered: you and Meg. Both of these users are listed as Administrators. Eventually, it may be helpful to have an office assistant, or other(s), to have access to the dashboard of your

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settings

Although most Designs by Sandbox clients are likely need to edit this section on a regular basis, it is a good idea to be familiar with the settings options of a Worpdress site.  An overview of the settings administrative screen is available here – http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Screens#Settings

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