To login to the WordPress (WP) Administration area, follow these steps:
The Dashboard is the first screen you see when you log into the administration area of your wordpress site. The Dashboard contains the following modules: Right Now, QuickPress, Recent Comments, Recent Drafts, Your Stuff, What’s Hot.
The Right Now module offers an “at-a-glance” look at your blog’s posts, pages, categories, and tags.
QuickPress is a mini-post editor that allows instant content creation from the Dashboard. You can include a title, body text, media files, and tags in the post, and have the option of saving it as a draft or publishing immediately.
The Recent Comments allows you to Approve/Unapprove, Reply, Edit, See the History, Mark as Spam, or Trash comments.
The Recent Drafts module displays links to your most recent drafts, allowing one-click access from the Dashboard.
Your Stuff displays links to your recent activity on WordPress.com.
What's Hot links to the Recent posts from the WordPress.com News blog, Top WordPress.com blogs, Top Posts from around WordPress.com, and Latest Posts.
A gray bar appears at the top of your pages when logged into WordPress. This gray bar is called the Admin Bar and it is an easy-to-access toolbar with shortcuts to many of the WordPress features. The drop-down menu that appears when you hover over the WordPress logo is a quick way to access many of the features available on the WordPress site.
Font style - Highlight your text and use these 4 buttons to make text bold, italic, underlined, or strike-through.
Text List formatting - Unordered List, Ordered list, Out-dent (move left) and Indent (indent right).
Alignment - Align text, images or other content left, right, center, and full.
Insert/Edit Link - To insert or edit a link, select the linked text and press this button. A pop-up dialog displays that lets you enter details about the link.
Unlink - To remove a link, highlight the linked text and press this button.
Insert/Edit Image - To insert an image, place the cursor in the desired location and press this button. A pop-up dialog displays that lets you enter in the Image URL and other information about how the image will display.
The More Tag - Allows only first part of a page to be displayed. A link is placed directly after the excerpt, pointing the reader to the full post.
Insert Page Break - Break long posts or pages into multiple pages.
Toggle Full Screen Mode - Toggles your article editing window to the full size of your screen
Show/Hide Kitchen sink - Enables the second row of editing icons
Font Size - Allows user to change the size of text.
Text Format for size and headings - Highlight your text and use this drop-down menu to create a variety of different styles of headings with different attributes. You can use this to quickly make text large, bold, italic and so on.
Paste as Plain Text - Copying and pasting text from somewhere else might not always appear exactly as you would expect. If you use the "Paste as plain text" button then a special cleanup process will run to remove any special formatting and HTML tags that may otherwise change your text.
Paste from Word - Pasting from Microsoft Word produces very messy HTML. The same applies when using OpenOffice, or other word processors. The Word cleanup feature in Wordpress removes all extraneous tags from your text.
Remove Formatting - Removes formatting from text copied from somewhere else.
Insert Custom Character - Choose from a selection of custom text characters.
Select Text and Background Color - Select the text color and background color. Both buttons have a drop down to give you a choice of color.
Subscript, Superscript - For adding scientific notation to your text.
Insert Embedded Media - To insert embedded media (such as Flash), place the cursor at the desired location and press this button. A pop-up dialog will display that allows you to enter the Type, File or URL, and other information about the media.
Undo/redo - Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Re-do (Ctrl+Y) the formatting you just made to your article.
Help – display some information about using the editor, as well as keyboard shortcuts.
1. Upload a PDF to the media library.
2. Copy the URL for the PDF in the media library.
3. Open a new page or an existing page.
4. Click the "google doc embedder" button on the content editor toolbar.
5. Paste the PDF URL into the window that opens and click "Insert."
6. The PDF embed code will be displayed in your page.
7. Update/Publish the page.
8. View the page to see the embedded PDF.
note: The default width for embedded PDFs is 100%. Change the width or height to best fit your page.
Note: To do this, wordpress must have polyLang plugin installed and activated.