How to Access Any WordPress Website – No Coding Required
WordPress is the world’s #1 content management system (CMS) and is undoubtedly one of the most popular website platforms of all time due to its ease of use and its focus on providing intuitive, engaging experiences for website visitors.
No wonder then that so many businesses have turned to WordPress as their platform of choice; it is incredibly flexible and can be configured in a way that suits the needs of any business or brand.
This adaptability, coupled with its massive global reach and impressive performance, makes WordPress the ‘go-to’ platform when it comes to setting up a new website or modifying an existing one.
Why Do I Need to Access Any WordPress Website?
The reasons for accessing a wordpress website vary but typically fall into one of three categories:
1. Generating Leads/Sale
If you are looking to generate leads or make sales from a website, the obvious choice would be to turn to an online store or marketplace that is fully integrated with your WordPress website.
But even if you don’t sell products online, you can still use WordPress to generate leads and make sales through a contact form, live chat, or other marketing channel.
2. Monetising Content
Many WordPress users opt to monetise their content either through affiliate marketing or through adverts appearing alongside content.
If you’re keen to try out either of these monetisation methods, WordPress is the perfect choice as you don’t need to develop any custom code in order to set up a monetised blog or website.
Furthermore, as a WordPress user, you have access to a vast array of tools that can assist you in monetising your content.
3. Improving Customer Experience (CX)
Thanks to the phenomenal growth of mobile usage and the popularity of online reviews, businesses have realised the importance of providing an excellent customer experience and have worked to integrate that into every aspect of their operations.
WordPress, having strong roots in the online review scene, has built upon this philosophy and provides numerous tools that can help businesses of all sizes and shapes to provide exceptional customer experiences.
The most prominent of these is surely WordPress Review which, through the use of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, can seek out and summarise key information regarding a business or product from traditional review sources like Google, social media, and other websites.
What’s more is that through the use of automated email follow up and customer engagement tools, businesses can continue to provide exceptional experiences to existing customers and attract more customers to their brands in the first place.
How Do I Access Any WordPress Website?
Thankfully, access to a wordpress website is never difficult as there are numerous ‘one-click’ solutions that take the pain out of setting one up.
If you are looking to set up a new WordPress website or are trying to access one that you already have but have forgotten the login details for, follow these steps:
1. Go to WordPress.com/create
This is the starting point of the WordPress website creation process and if you are looking to set up a new site, this is the point you want to be at.
From here, you can choose either ‘free’ or ‘managed’ hosting as well as select a custom domain name that will appear alongside your website’s URL.
To begin with, the free option is more than sufficient as you don’t need to worry about scaling or securing your site, but should you decide that this is not the route that you want to take, you can move onto the next step and select a managed hosting plan at any time.
2. Choose a Theme
The next step is to choose a WordPress theme which, depending on your needs, can be either a pro- or a free-themed option.
This is a crucial decision as your theme will dictate the look and feel of your site and in turn, your customers will experience.
As a general rule of thumb, go for a free theme unless you are well-versed in HTML and CSS or have the budget to spend on a premium theme.
3. Add More WordPress Websites To The Stack
Once you have your initial WordPress website set up, you can start adding more websites to the stack by following these simple steps:
- Go to Appearance > Theme Options and click the ‘Add New’ button
- In the ‘Choose a WordPress Theme’ drop-down menu, select the theme you just used and click ‘Update Options’
- Navigate to the newly created ‘Website’ section in the WordPress dashboard and click the ‘Add New Website’ button
- Give the new site a unique name, choose a flexible URL (which will make it easier for customers to find you online), and enter a brief description
- When you’re done, click the ‘Save’ button
- To test the new site, click the ‘Generate Live Preview’ button
- If all looks good, click the ‘Activate’ button to make the site live
- Head over to the WordPress dashboard again to check on the progress of the new site
- If everything is OK, you can add more sites in the same way as before
As you can see, adding more WordPress websites to the stack is pretty straightforward and there are many benefits to doing this:
- More platforms. Once your sites are live, you can access them from any device (as long as you have an internet connection).
- Faster loading times. Even if you’re using a completely free WordPress website with limited storage, the more sites you have the better.
- Increased security. Having more sites increases the difficulty of an intruder.
- More flexibility. The ability to add more sites means you can adapt the layout and design of your existing sites without having to develop new code.
- Simplicity. Fewer clicks. Your customers will appreciate that.
While we’re on the subject of clicks, let’s briefly cover this topic as well:
If you’re one of those people who feels that too much info is never good, you’re in luck because you can now make that your default setting rather than having to click ‘show less’ every time you want to review a product or service.
To do this, go to Settings > Reading and change the setting from ‘Show excerpts’ to ‘Show full articles’. Then, when you visit a blog post or website in your newsfeed, you will see the entire article rather than a summary as before.
As a general rule of thumb, the more automated the processes, the less human intervention that occurs. In other words, make things as easy as possible for your customers so that they have less reasons to leave bad reviews or give you bad credit.