How to Login to WordPress on A2 Hosting
You can now register for a new account on A2 Hosting and login to your WordPress dashboard without having to hunt down a.php file to use in your browser. You don’t even need to worry about writing in HTML, as the hosting platform takes care of all the coding for you. Just create an account, log in, and you’re good to go. Let’s take a look at how to do that.
Step One: Create An Account
The first step is to go to the A2 Hosting signup page and click the Create account button to begin the process. You’ll be asked to choose a username and a password to identify you as a user. Then, you’ll be redirected to the dashboard where you can access your blog’s settings and features.
Creating an account is easy, but it’s worth noting that you can’t set a password less than 8 characters long or it won’t be accepted. After you log in for the first time, you’ll see the welcome message shown in the example below.
Step Two: Login To Your WordPress Dashboard
Once you have an account set up with A2 Hosting, you can access your WordPress dashboard by clicking the Log in button at the top right corner of the dashboard. You’ll then be redirected to the login page where you can enter your username and password to log in.
After you log in, you’ll see the dashboard screen with your WordPress buttons and menus all laid out neatly. If you click on the Files button at the top of the dashboard, you can use the drop-down menu to choose between various file types (e.g., zip, tar, or rar files) for upload. A2 Hosting provides you with all the resources you need to get your blog started. You don’t have to look elsewhere for hosting solutions or install WordPress yourself.
WordPress comes with a built-in login screen you can use instead of having to go through this login process manually. If you go to Settings → General, you’ll see a drop-down menu next to the Password field. From here, you can choose to have WordPress authenticate you automatically whenever you log in or use the login screen. This will remove the extra step of entering your password manually whenever you log in.
Step Three: Adjusting Your Blog’s Settings
As a WordPress user, you’ll most likely want to go through the settings screen before you start blogging. You can use this option to change the colors, shape, and font of your blog’s text and adjust various other elements of its design.
You can use the drag-and-drop interface to reorder the settings or click the gear icon at the far right of the screen to access the settings page directly. From here, you can edit HTML elements such as title, headings, and footers, as well as add images, video, or other content to your blog. You can’t see the end result of your efforts right away; instead, you have to wait until your blog is live on the web to see your changes appear.
WordPress has several different themes you can choose from, and you can switch between them at any time using the Theme Menu located at the top of the dashboard. Going through the settings screen will guide you through the process of choosing a theme that suits your needs. Alternatively, you can use the WordPress theme generator to create a new theme from scratch.
Step Four: Adding Media To Your Blog
You can use WordPress to manage all the different types of media you might want to use on your blog (e.g., photos, video, or audio files). To add media to your blog, just go to the Files page and click the Add new button at the top of the screen to start the process.
From here, you can browse through your computer’s files to select the ones you want to use and click the Choose button to confirm your selection. Then, you can drag and drop files directly into the box at the far right of the screen to upload them to your blog.
You can add as many images, videos, and audio files as you’d like to your blog and can organize them into galleries, slideshows, or collections. To keep things simple, let’s say you want to add a header image and a few sample images to your blog. All you have to do is go to the Files page, click the Add new button, and select the images you’d like to use from your computer.
When you’re finished adding content to your blog, simply click the Publish button at the top of the screen to post it online. In case you make a mistake, you can click the editing toolbar at the top of the screen and access the posts’ editing screen.
As a WordPress user, you don’t need to run around looking for extensions or other tools to make your blogging experience better. WordPress comes with all the functionality you need to create a professional-looking blog in no time at all.