August 18

WordPress Dashboard Tutorial for Beginners (with Captions)

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This is a wordpress dashboard tutorial. This wordpress dashboard tutorial is meant to be followed along by you – it is a captioned screencast covering the basics of your wordpress dashboard, which means that I have a recording below in which I walk you through understanding your WordPress dashboard.

Questions like, “what’s on my dashboard?” “where are my blog posts?” “what do those numbers on the side mean?” and more will be covered in the video below.

You need to have your WordPress installed and your site open to make the most of this – to do, just log in to your wordpress dashboard.

How to log in to your wordpress dashboard:

– go to:


In the case of the site we are using for this tutorial, it’s

Once you are there, your screen should look something like this:


www.yoursitename/wp-admin will take you to the login page.


do not login through the jetpack option. login through your username and password

I’m saying to not login through jetpack because I think that leads you around confusing rabbit holes in the beginning.

Sticking with your username and password keeps it simple.

Now that you have login in to your site, let’s start the tutorial!

The Tutorial:

I hope that made sense! Remember to ask questions, write, let me know what’s working.

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Meriah Nichols is a career counselor, teacher and blogger. Single mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E), she is also a cat-loving Trekkie who likes her coffee hot and black.
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