The main menu options and their usage are:
This will display your main Dashboard ‘homepage’. In the top left of your Dashboard you’ll see Posts, Pages and Comments. If you have the Akismet anti-spam plugin activated, you’ll also see the number of Spam Comments or comments awaiting moderation.
This is where you can create a new Blog Post. You can also update your Categories and Post Tags.
This is where all your uploaded images, documents or files are stored. You can browse through your Media library, as well as edit and update the files.
This is where you create and maintain all your Pages.
You can manage all your Comments within this section, including replying to comments or marking them as spam.
This menu is where you control how your site looks. You can choose a new Theme, manage your site Widgets or Menus
Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress. You can add or delete plugins within here as well as activate or deactivate them.
This screen lists all the existing users for your site.
This section gives you access to various convenient tools. You can also import data to your WordPress site or export all your WordPress data to a file.
This is where most of your site is configured. Among other things, it allows you to configure your site name and URL , where your Posts appear, whether people can leave Post Comments or not and numerous other settings. Most times, once your site is setup, there’s no need to change any of the settings within this section.
At the bottom of the menu you’ll see a link called Collapse menu. Clicking this will hide the menu and simply display their icons instead. Click the small arrow icon again to expand the menu.
Sometimes when you install a plugin, they will have their own configuration orsetup pages. The location of these will be entirely dependent on the individual plugin but most times these pages will either appear within the Tools section, the Settings section or in a completely new menu section at the bottom of the menu.
The WordPress Toolbar is a way of easily accessing some of the most common WordPress features. When you’re logged into your WordPress dashboard and
you visit your website, you will see the Toolbar running across the top of your site. This bar only appears if you are currently logged into your WordPress site, which means that it won’t be visible to your everyday site visitors. If you’re not logged in, the Toolbar won’t be displayed.