WordPress has an easy-to-use interface that you’ll soon be used to navigating around. The main user interface (UI) is divided up into five main sections. Each has its own discrete use. They are:

  • Work area – this area contains information and editing areas relating to your choice of navigation – e.g. the post editing screen, the page editing screen, the plugin admin screen etc etc
  • Sidebar – contains your navigation
  • Screen options – contains screen options specific to the area in which you’re working
  • Help – help that is contextual to the help screen you are working on
  • Toolbar – links to various administration functions on your front end and your administration screens.

You can see where they are positioned in this diagram:

an overview of the wordpress administration screens