How to Get to the WordPress Dashboard of a Website

WordPress provides a versatile, free, open-source CMS (content management system) that can be extended with various plugins to fit any business needs.

With WordPress, you can build a completely new website or update an existing one in a matter of minutes without needing any technical expertise.

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems, powering more than 23.4 million websites as of January 2020.

Whether you’re a seasoned web designer or developer who wants to dive into branding, copywriting, or business development, or you just want to add a little polish to your Instagram page, you can use WordPress to launch your next innovative idea.

The Usual Suspects

When you visit a website, you usually see three types of content depending on the devices (e.g., laptops, desktops, and smartphones) used to access the site. These are:

  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language) – The ‘raw material’ of a web page;
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) – The ‘styles’ used to format the HTML; and
  • JavaScript (JavaScript) – The ‘scripting language’ used to control the HTML features.

Depending on the platform (e.g., iOS vs. Android), you may see slightly different interfaces when testing out a web page. For example, on an iOS device, you will see the typical iOS ‘cut out’ with rounded corners that resembles a miniaturized laptop computer screen while on an Android device, you will see a slightly customized version of the Android interface. For this article, we will focus on how to navigate the WordPress dashboard of a website regardless of the platform used to access the site.