Now that you've installed Wordpress on your local it is time to start using the system and to customize your website so it becomes what you envisioned for it. Let's start with the easy stuff and move into the more complicated things later.
First things first and if you are not already logged in you will need to log in. Based on what you named the folder where you extracted the Wordpress zip file you need to open your browser and in the address bar enter localhost/yourfolder/wp-admin. In our case the address would be http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin. You will be presented with a log in page and you need to enter the user name and password you chose for admin when you installed Wordpress. Enter those and click on Log in.
Once you are logged in you will be taken to the Dashboard home page where you will see various pieces of information about your website. On the left-hand side of the Dashboard home page is the Dashboard menu and it provides access to various admin sections of the website. It is possible that you would see menu items that have red dots with numbers inside. That means there are plugins or themes that have updates available. There is also a top menu item called updates that will display if there are any updates. It is always a good idea to keep any CMS updated.
We start at the top and work down the list of menu items.
Posts are pieces of content that can be placed on various places. They are not pages and they cannot have menus. They are like articles and they can be posted inside pages.
This is all the multimedia that is on the website and includes pictures, music and videos
These are the actual pages of your website and they have can have a menu entry that users can click to see the page. You can do anything with a page and you can add pictures, copy (text) and videos. Wordpress allows you to add as many pages as you want.
TO BE CONTINUED...