I apologize for writing so late in the week but things have been really busy with us and I did not get time to add to our blog.
Let's continue where we left off last time.
This will display all the comments that people have added to the website. That is to say if you have comments enabled on posts. There is an easy way where you can turn comments on and off for posts but we'll get to that later
This controls what your website looks like. When you hover this menu you will see a side menu appear and it has various options, which I will discuss now. Sub menus of main menu items will be displayed in these lessons in the following format: main menu >> sub menu
APPEARANCE >> THEMES
If you click the menu item it will take you to the themes page where you can view all the themes installed on your system. There thousands of themes that can be downloaded and installed on your system, but you can only have one theme that is currently active. To make a theme active you just have to hover the image that represents the theme (a screenshot) and click on the Activate button that will pop up. There is also a big + button you can click on to install a new theme. Click on that a list of new themes will appear. You can then hover the screenshot and click on the install button to install the theme. You must be connected to the Internet in order to view and install new themes.
APPEARANCE >> CUSTOMIZE
This option takes you to a page where you will be able to customize the current active theme. There are various things you can change and it depends on what the theme allows you to change. The best thing to do is play around and change things ad see what it does. You can always go back to the way it was before.
APPEARANCE >> WIDGETS
Widgets are like small blocks (or big) of functionality and it can basically be anything from videos to music to social feeds. These widgets can be placed in certain areas on the website.
APPEARANCE >> MENUS
This option is to control the various menus you have on the site and you can have as many menus as you like. We will get into more detail about to customize menus a little later
APPEARANCE >> HEADER
This option is also under customize and it allows you to change the header region of the website. It includes changing the logo and adding a menu.
APPEARANCE >> EDITOR
This option allows you to edit the style sheet of the site. In order for you to do that you need to know about cascading style sheets or CSS for short. In future lessons we are going to talk about what CSS is and how to use it.
This concludes this lesson. In our next lesson we handle plugins and how to install and configure them.