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
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.