GETTING STARTED – HOW TO LOGIN
In order to do anything, from an administration point of view, with your website, you’ll need to be able to access the back-end of your site. You’ll do this by logging in and then you’ll be presented with the administration area/control panel/admin panel, whatever your choose to call it – it’s the heart of your website that gives you access to control and change things.
The first thing you’ll need is the username and password to login, which we should of already given you. If you’ve misplaced it or don’t think you’ve had it, contact us and we’ll be able to advise you. Presuming that you have your username and password and are ready to go, let’s get started.
The first thing you need to do is go to www.yourwebsite.co.uk/login , where yourwebsite is your actual domain name. Enter this web address directly into your browser at the top. Not into Google or any other search engine, but into the address bar at the very top of your chosen web browser. I’d recommend you do this on a computer or laptop rather than a tablet or phone, until you’re familiar with the admin panel and know your way around it a little. Just to recap, if your website was our site which is www.teammarvel.co.uk, you would go to www.teammarvel.co.uk/login. In a nutshell, add /login to your domain name and press enter and you should be presented with a screen asking for a username or eMail address and a password. It will look like this:
NOW YOU’RE LOGGED IN
You should be logged in now, and if this is the first time you’ve logged in and seen the admin panel, it can look quite daunting. Don’t worry though, we’ll have a guide for each section that you’ll need, showing you how to do everything from add new users and new pages to changing whole sections of your site around and editing the main menu! For now though take a look at the menu on the left hand side. Down here are lots of options but the main ones you should focus on as a newcomer are the ‘posts’, ‘media’ and ‘pages options down the left hand side.
The image above shows what your page should look like and highlights these 3 main options for you. Your page may look slightly different in that it may have different options down the left hand side BUT it will have these 3 main options. Feel free to have a good look around, just don’t change anything without understanding what you’re doing. Checkout the relevant section in our menu on this page, to take your next step – whether you want to edit or add a page, add a picture or video or write a new blog post. Don’t be scared, just be careful! 🙂