Getting Started with WordPress Help

This guide will give you an overview of your new WordPress blog. We’ll guide you through the essential functions, such as registering, creating new posts and inviting new users.

Access WP-Admin Create and publish posts Integrate images and other media Add pages Manage and invite users Edit your user profile Switch themes Install additional plugins Manage comments

Hint: Do you still need to install WordPress? Then check these guides first:

Access WP Admin

In WP-Admin you manage your blog. Here you can create new posts, review comments, add new users, and much more. After installing the plugin, you can easily access it from the WordPress tile in the control panel.

  1. Sign in to the control panel.
  2. click on the WordPress-Tile.
  3. click on WP Admin for the blog you want to manage.

Tip: You can also access your blog from the login page of your WordPress installation. Just add /wp-admin after your blog’s location, for example:

Create and publish posts

A WordPress post consists of so-called blocks. So you put paragraphs, images, cover motifs, quotes, videos, etc. together in a modular way to create a post.

  1. Open your WP Admin.
  2. Click in the menu on the left poststo see an overview of all existing posts.
  3. click on Create at the top of the screen.
  4. Enter a title at the beginning. Add paragraphs, headings, and other content by clicking the above plus symbol (+) click.
  5. click on previewto get an idea of ​​how the post will look on your site.
  6. When you have finished your contribution, click on Publish.

Learn more about blocks in this official support guide: Working with Blocks.


Tip: If you don’t like the modular approach with blocks in the editor, you can install the Classic Editor plugin. This allows you to write posts in a classic input field, as was common in older WordPress versions.

Include images and other media

Embedding media is easy with WordPress. For example, you can upload images, select existing ones from your media library and integrate Instagram posts and videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

Edit a post, add media as follows:

  1. Click that + icon or just type /image or /gallery.
  2. Select the applicable block, for example picture or gallery.
  3. Depending on the block, you either upload an image, select an existing one from your media library or enter a URL.
  4. click on previewto get an idea of ​​how the post will look on your site.
  5. When you have finished your contribution, click on Publish.


add pages

Static pages can be created with WordPress, for example so that you can introduce yourself, to specify contact options or to provide an imprint.

  1. In your WP admin, click pages in the menu on the left.
  2. Either click on an existing page to edit it or on the top Createto create a new page.
  3. Page editing works on the same principle as your posts, i.e. with blocks.

Tip: Under settings > Read you can choose which page you want your landing page to be, if you want a different page then the one your posts are on.


Manage and invite users

You can add new user accounts with different access rights (so-called roles) in just a few steps. By default, the blog owner is the admin. Only admins can invite new users or customize existing roles.

  1. In your WP Admin, click user in the menu on the left.
  2. click on add new.
  3. Enter a username and an email address. Then select the desired role.
  4. If required, select whether to notify the user by email and click Add new user.

For information about each user role, see the WordPress home page: Roles and Capabilities.


Edit your user profile

Under “Profile” you can change the color scheme, add a picture or change your password.

  1. In your WP admin, click user and then up profile in the menu on the left.
  2. Adjust the settings as you like and click below update profile.

Tip: To upload a profile picture, you need to log into Gravatar in your account. An image uploaded there is automatically linked to your WordPress profile.


change themes

With WordPress, you can choose from a variety of themes for your site. As a customer you have exclusive access to the themes for WordPress. We have created our own instructions for this:

Install more plugins

A major advantage of WordPress is that functions can be retrofitted with little effort via plugins – whether for contact forms, search engine optimization or for spam protection. Some plugins are chargeable, but the majority are completely free.

  1. In your WP Admin, click plugins and then up add new in the menu on the left.
  2. Choose from the plugins presented or use the search function.
  3. If you would like to use a plugin, click on Install now.
  4. From the menu on the left, call the item Installed plugins locate the plugin you just installed and click Activate.

At Plugins you will find various plugins that we have developed for WordPress. You will also find a list of plugins that we recommend and a list of plugins that we advise against using.

Tip: Not sure which plugin to choose? Read our blog post: What are the best WordPress plugins?.


Manage comment function

Blogs are traditionally characterized by the fact that your posts can be commented on. In the WordPress settings you can determine whether, for example, only logged-in users are allowed to comment.

  1. In your WP admin, click settings and then up discussion in the menu on the left.
  2. Activate if necessary Users must be registered and logged in to comment.
  3. Check out the other options too, for example to be notified of new comments by email or to blacklist specific terms.
  4. click on save Changes.

Tip: When a new comment is awaiting your review, a notification will appear in the left side menu and at the top of your WP Admin.


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