In this article , we will talk about the Frontend and Backend in WordPress. Similarly, we will explain some of the components that make up each of these interfaces.

What is Frontend and Backend in WordPress?

A WordPress website is made up of two main sections or parts. A part open to the public, made up of users and visitors, who have the possibility to see what we publish on our website. This part is known as the Frontend .

The other part or back room, we know as Backend . It is only accessed by those who are authorized, including the administrator or owner of the website.

From the point of human-machine communication, Frontend and Backend are two different interfaces of a WordPress website. The first is the user interface and the second is the administrator interface.

Let’s see next, what both interfaces consist of.


The Frontend is the public part of a website. It is what any common user or visitor who enters our website sees.


The Backend is the private or restricted part to which only the site administrator or the people who are granted access have access. The accesses are assigned according to the role of users of the website.

It is here, in the Backend, where the administrator configures and develops the website. It is the place where the WordPress website is shaped.

Let’s see next, how the Backend is divided.


On the Desktop (1) we can find all the recent changes made to the information on the page. Also, we will find there some of the functions that the administrator generally uses to configure the website.

The WordPress dashboard allows us to make modifications and adaptations of our way of working. As well as, organize the settings that best suit us when creating content.

We can customize the desktop in our own way, adding or removing options according to our interests and way of working.

On the left side of the desktop we will see a sidebar in which two sectors are indicated that correspond to the Administration Panel (2) and the Configuration Panel (3) , respectively (see image capture).

Administration panel

The Administration Panel consists of the following options, which we will detail below:


In this option will appear all the updates of WordPress and of the plugins or add-ons and themes or themes that are installed in our WordPress.


In this option we can add, modify and view all the entries found on our website.


All the multimedia information that we have on our site can be found in this option. If we enter, we can upload any multimedia file we need by just dragging and dropping it in Media .


In Pages we can add or delete the pages that make up our website.


In this option we will see reflected all the comments that our users leave on our website. We also have the option of managing them, approving them, rejecting them or marking them as spam . In addition, we can answer these comments to interact with our users.

Configuration panel

The third block located under the Administration Panel , corresponds to the Configuration Panel . From here, we can configure the theme of our site , manage users, install or uninstall plugins and import or export our WordPress .

The Configuration Panel is larger because it is the one that contains most of the sections of our WordPress.

Next, we will explain each of the sections that make up the configuration panel.


This section allows us to change the face of our website. In addition, we can even change its own structure. In the same way, we have the possibility to modify the theme, install or delete widgets, change the menu and enter the editor to modify codes.


In this section we can add or remove plugins and activate, deactivate and configure the plugins that we already have installed.


In this section we can manage the users who are authorized to enter our website. In addition, we can add, remove, and modify their status according to the role of users of our site.


This option allows us to import or export our entire site in a very simple way, in case we have to migrate it. Likewise, there are other options that allow us to make backups to keep our site safe in the event of a serious error that prevents its proper functioning.


WordPress like any other application, allows us to configure the basic settings of our website. We can also configure the URL , time and date, time zone and language of the site, among other settings.

The best way to make ourselves understood and understood by others is by knowing the terms we use. It is recommended that we stay up-to-date and use the correct terms.

With this we will be more efficient and we will make fewer mistakes.


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