This is the administrative area of your site

It’s often referred to as ‘wp-admin’ and is basically the control centre for your entire website. It can be accessed by adding wp-admin to the end of your domain, as follows:

It’s where you can run your site from – edit and create posts and pages, upload media, add users and a lot more. It also is where you will find developers spending most of their time as all the HTML, CSS, JavaScript and pretty much everything else is accessed through the admin area.

Why can I see different things to someone else?

How much of the admin area you have access to will depend on what role you have as a user. Administrators have access all areas, whereas users such as editor, contributor and author have limited access and won’t be able to see all of the menu options.

If you have a blog or shop, you might have roles such as customer or subscriber. These usually can only access their user profile.


To conclude...

The admin area is an important part of your WordPress site and provides access to edit posts, pages and many other tools.

You can set different user roles to restrict or enable users to see tools within the area.

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