WordPress Dashboard Tutorial for Beginners (with Captions)

Wordpress Dashboard Tutorial for Beginners with Screencast and Captions

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 www.danainourhearts.com/wp-admin

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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Wordpress - and the WordPress dashboard in particular - can be confusing for beginners. Here is a complete WordPress Dashboard Tutorial for Beginners that includes a Screencast and Captions. It covers what the components of your dashboard are and how to work with it.
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