A typical WordPress website consists of the WordPress Core, a MySql Database, a Theme, and Plugins. When WordPress is installed, it creates a file structure on your website’s server. If you have access to a cPanel account, you have more control over your website and the ability to modify some of your website account settings, server email settings (if your email is hosted on your server), PHP versions and settings, MySql Database, backups, and website files.
The majority of the files you may need to interact with are installed in the wp_content folder. This folder contains the main functions.php file, your theme files and plugin files.
Now that we have a overall understanding of the components and environment our website operates within, let’s look at the basic way to make changes to your WordPress website.
Make Changes to your WordPress Site
- Shop Manager
The Administrator or Admin role has complete authority to edit all aspects of the WordPress Website. If you are in charge of your company’s website, you will need Admin access.
Once logged in, you will see the WordPress Dashboard. On the Left, you will see the navigation links to manage different parts and pages of the site. The Pages link will take you to a list view of all the pages within your website, including the Homepage.
To edit or change any of the Pages in your website, simply click on the page. That will bring up the default page editor. If your website was built with a “page builder” or “theme editor” like Fusion Builder, Elementor, or Divi, you will have the option of editing your pages using the Theme Editor. These typically give you more control over elements on a page and make the design and development process of changing or editing a WordPress website much easier.