The second task I have to complete is adding a theme or template to the site. It means I have to change the way my site looks so I’m going to be searching for anything that hints to that subject. I see that there’s an Appearance option on the left and when I put my mouse over it I see the word themes so I click that.
I am presented with a menu where there are themes from wich I can choose. When I hover over the theme there is an Activate button, so to me that’s kind of logical that that would make that theme active on my site so I click that.
Now that the theme is installed I want to see how it looks on my site of course. After a bit of searching I can see that above the theme I just installed is a text saying visit site. I click that and it leads me to my site where I can see my theme.
Of course I now want to go back to menu where I can manage my site so I can go on to the next task. I see my website’s name at the top right and when I hover over I see dashboard so I click that cause thats where I want to go. Figuring that out was not straight forward as I expected to see a word like Dashboard or Admin.
Bjørn Johansen says
Thanks for writing about your new user experince, Roan. It is quite important for us who have used WordPress for a long time to understand how a person who is new to WordPress experience it, so we can improve it.
Roan de Vries says
Thanks Bjørn. I hereby learned how to reply to a comment too 😉
Nuno Morgadinho says
Good starting point that will surely help others in getting started with WordPress. Keep those blog posts coming 🙂
Drew Jaynes says
Commenting so I can subscribe to new posts by email (lol). Can haz subscribe widget, Remkus? 🙂
Remkus de Vries says
At your service, Drew 🙂
Great point on “I think it’s really important that exercises into New User Experiences need to happen more in the WordPress community to improve the overall user experience”.
Certainly my takeaway from this article.
Keep it up!