Blue Market BootCamp
IntroductionWelcome to Blue Market1 Topic
Get to Know Your Blue Market Website: Wordpress, Astra, and ElementorAn Introduction to Your Blue Market Website1 Topic
Setting Up Your Blue Market Website: Basic Steps5 Topics
Setting Up Your Blue Market Website: Customization and Elementor3 Topics
Blue Market Community Hub: Courses, Guides, and ResourcesAn Introduction to the Blue Market Community Hub4 Topics
Where to Go From Here2 Topics
Step 8. Customize Your WordPress Dashboard
As one final note before we get into the nitty-gritty advanced part of setting up your website, you should also take a few moments to further familiarize yourself with the three cornerstones of your WordPress website:
- Posts – Posts are short, procedurally designed pages that often center on one key point or topic. For example, you could write a post on the best way to make a cup of coffee, or make an announcement about a recent award your business won.
- Media – All images, documents, and other similar files are accessible in the Media tab in your WordPress dashboard.
- Pages – Pages are “one-off” pieces of content that act to meet user intent. For example, your Contact page allows users to send you messages, while your About page conveys information about your business and its history.
When you’re building out your website, it’s often wise to plan out what content you plan to create and where this content best meets the expectations of your users.
For example, it’s considered unprofessional to put your contact page in a blog post, and it’s similarly a bad idea to create a new page for every post you want to add to your blog.
This is because each of these actions circumvent the native workflows present in WordPress sites (and because they go against what your users expect from your site).