If you’re using WordPress then adding content to your website should be as easy as eating chocolate sundae! Of course content is very important, you silly pumpkin! You may have all the flashy animations and prettiest designs in the whole of the web and it won’t matter without the valuable and comprehensive content that your visitors can appreciate and use.

The WordPress backend as we website tinkering folks like to call it is a user friendly interface that simply allows you to add the much needed content to your website.

For you to understand the WordPress backend, I broke down the parts into sections that focus on a particular content that you can edit.



LOGGING IN



You don’t have to be a computer wizard to log in. Go ahead and type your credentials on the fields and click on the LOGIN button.




Logging in to wordpress

Once you are successfully logged in, you will see this page.

Wordpress Dashboard



CREATING A NEW PAGE



When creating pages you need to consider the ‘main’ parts of your website that you need to be accessible to your viewers at all times. Common pages in a website may be “Home” “About Us” “Contact Us”



  1. Click on PAGES then click ADD NEW
    adding a new page to wordpress

  2. Type in the title of your page in the TITLE FIELD

  3. Copy and paste or type your content into the text box
    editing pages in wordpress

  4. Click the PUBLISH button. You can also set the time and date you want the post to be published.
    publishing new page in wordpress

    To set the time and date of your post just click on the edit link near the Publish immediately

    scheduling publishing page in wordpress

    Edit the time and date and click on OK button

    updating schedule posting wordpress

WRITING A NEW POST



Posts range from ordinary news or blog articles to products and people. WordPress posts are versatile as they come. When you learn how to create custom post types you will be able to create the molecular parts of your website.



  1. Click on POSTS then click ADD NEW

  2. Type in your title on the TITLE FIELD

  3. Copy and paste or type your content into the text box
    editing posts in wordpress

  4. Click the PUBLISH button. You can also set the time and date you want the post to be published.


    publishing posts in wordpress

    To set the time and date of your post just click on the edit link near the Publish immediately




    scheduling posting in wordpress

    Edit the time and date and click on OK button

    updating scheduling in wordpress

CHANGING THE MENU



Depending on the theme you are using, you may also have the capability to edit the menu navigation of your website.



  1. Hover on APPEARANCE and click on MENUS
    updating menus in wordpress

  2. If you haven’t created your menu yet, click on CREATE MENU
    creating menu in wordpress

  3. You can add items to your menu from the box on the right
    this includes pages, posts and links.
    menu items in wordpress

  4. You can set a few things here, like labels. Rearrange the menu by dragging and dropping the items.
    rearranging menu items in wordpress

  5. Don’t forget to click SAVE MENU once you’re done.
    saving menu settings in wordpress

UPLOADING IMAGES



Any website will need images to keep things interesting. As they say, “A picture paints a thousand words”. Frankly a website just doesn’t have that spunk without images! Images are as important as the words that are contained within your website. At times it may even be more important.



You can add images while editing a page or a post

  1. Just click ADD MEDIA
    adding media to post in wordpress

  2. You can either choose an uploaded image or upload images from your computer

    adding image from library in wordpressuploading image from computer in wordpress

  3. Click INSERT TO POST button
    inserting image to post in wordpress

  4. You can edit the image by hovering on it and clicking the EDIT ICON
    editing images in wordpress

  5. You can set a few things here. Don’t forget the alternative text since it will help improve your SEO ranking. Click the UPDATE button once you’re done!
    updating images in wordpressDon’t forget to click UPDATE or PUBLISH button again!

ALTERNATIVELY



You can also add images through the MEDIA button on the left navigation
adding images through media library




adding images from computer to image library in wordpress

 

ADDING LINKS



You should also keep your linkages updated



You can edit words in your pages and post and add a link



  1. Just highlight the words you want to add a link to
    adding link to text in wordpress

  2. Click on the ADD LINK ICON
    link icon in wordpress

  3. Type in the link in the URL field and click the ADD LINK button
    editing links in wordpress
    There! Your highlighted text is now linked.
    Now click PUBLISH or UPDATE to preserve your changes!
    updating links in wordpress



The WordPress backend gives you a user-friendly interface for you to edit your website’s content. Even without needing to study html and website development you can definitely shape your website content to your heart’s desire!



Do you have questions on how to edit your website content using WordPress?