How to Log In to Your Website WordPress
You’re reading this because you want to know how to log in to your wordpress website. Maybe you’re even wondering if you should switch to using a password manager, and you’re not sure how to go about doing that. Let’s take a look at how to log in to your website and make the most of it.
Find The Right Place
You will find many places you can log in to your website. You don’t have to use the same place on every website you create. For the best experience, find a place that is dedicated to your WordPress blog, and login there whenever you want to log in.
If you want to keep things simple, you can always use the dashboard of your WordPress blog to log in. Head over to the “my account” page and you will find a login button. Just click on that and you will be able to log in to the WordPress dashboard. From there, you can head over to the “settings” menu and choose “security”. You will find a place to enter your password here, and from there, you can always log in to your WordPress site whenever you want.
Use The Right Username
The first thing you will need to do to log in to your WordPress site is to look for the “Forgot password” link and enter the email address where you received the password reset link. This is usually the best place to look for lost passwords. Next, you will need to check the spelling of the username or email address you are using to log in. WordPress sometimes puts passwords in incorrect spelling, so make sure you have entered it correctly.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
When we log in to our accounts on social media or other websites, we often see a pop-up box asking us to enter our phone number to verify that this is really us logging in. This is called “two-factor authentication” (2FA) and is typically required when you use a credit card to make a purchase on a website. As the name suggests, this type of authentication requires both factors to verify that you are who you say you are. You will find a two-factor authentication option under the “settings” menu in your WordPress dashboard, if you can’t find it directly from the login screen.
Use A Password Manager
If you are the type of person who gets constantly locked out of accounts and passwords, you can’t use the same username and password on every website you create. This is not a good security practice, as hackers can simply get the username and password from one website and use it on another. To solve this problem, you can use a password manager. These are software applications that store usernames and passwords safely, so you can simply log in when you want and the password manager will automatically fill in the rest. You can find many good password managers for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Google Keep, for instance, can be accessed via a web browser as well as from mobile phones.
Choosing a dedicated folder for all of your websites is also a good idea. This way, you can keep track of which passwords and login details you need for each site. You will find many free cloud backup services you can use to store all your files online. This is especially useful if you lose your computer or mobile device.
Back Up Your Website Frequently
Even though most web hosting companies will warn you if you don’t back up your website often enough, accidents happen. It is inevitable that at some point, your website will be affected by a virus, software glitch, or some type of hacking. When this happens, you will lose all your content, and it will be difficult, if not impossible, to get it back. To avoid this, you need to back up your website often, even if it’s just a copy of the folder you are in.
Use A Different Password For Different Types Of Accounts
If you use the same password for different types of accounts on a website, then you are potentially putting your personal information and credit card details at risk. An example of this would be if you use the same password for a WordPress account and an email account. Someone could potentially access your email account and steal your personal information if they gain access to your WordPress account. To avoid this, use different passwords for different types of accounts. You can use a passphrase instead of a simple password, for example, or you can even use a different email address for each type of account.
Monitor Your Website 24/7
If you create a website for your own personal use, it probably won’t require much maintenance. You will add content to it whenever you have new ideas, and you will mostly just be checking for broken links and making sure everything loads smoothly. If you decide to make your website available to the public, however, then you will need to make sure it is always being monitored. This means checking for broken links, tweaking the design and appearance, and monitoring traffic are all things you should be doing 24/7. You can use tools like Google Analytics to track the traffic to your site.
Be Careful With What You Post
We live in a world where everyone has a microphone and a camera these days, and everyone is a “self-publisher”. This means that anyone with a laptop or desktop computer can easily create a digital book or blog article and post it online, with very little effort. Unless you are actively seeking out to become known as a writer, it is usually best to simply avoid putting your personal information or any detail about your writing online. This includes your stories, blog posts, and any other type of writing you do. Always use fake information when posting online. If you want to keep your identity confidential while writing, you could always use a fake name.
Avoid Free Blogging Platforms
These are platforms such as WordPress.com and Blogger.com that offer free blogging services. While they are free, there is always a small price to pay in the form of reduced functionality and a cluttered dashboard. Unless you are a professional blogger looking for additional platforms for your content, it is usually best to avoid these free services and go with a premium option such as Blogger.com’s paid plans or WordPress.com’s “personal” plan. The same goes for online forums. While they can be a great way to connect with other bloggers and a source of valuable information, there is always a chance they could be hacked. Never make important financial transactions through an online forum. Always use a separate credit card for these types of transactions.
Update Your Phone’s And Internet Browser’s Firmware
Every phone and internet browser has a built-in “security” feature that prevents fraudulent activity. This is called “firmware” and you need to make sure it is up to date to ensure the best security. Your device’s firmware is automatically updated when you connect to Wi-Fi, but you can also manually check for and update firmware on your phone or computer if you don’t see an update notification.
One thing to keep in mind is that not all security updates or firmware updates are created equal. Some updates specifically target security vulnerabilities, while others are simply there to improve the performance and speed of your device. An example of this is Google’s attempt to roll out a new ad network and your device could become vulnerable if you don’t update your internet browser to disable the embedded ad code. To make sure you are automatically notified of any security updates or firmware updates, you can subscribe to the appropriate notifications from your device’s manufacturer (e.g., Apple releases security updates and bug fixes for their devices and operating systems) or software developer (e.g., Google releases security updates for the Android operating system). As a general rule of thumb, it is best to assume that any software update, including security updates, has a dual purpose.
Be Sure To Familiarize Yourself With Bad Habits
It is not always easy to tell when a user has “bad habits” when viewing websites and apps online, but if you know what they are, then it’s easier to spot them. One example of a bad habit would be if a user often leaves a browser window open when they aren’t actively using it. Another example would be if they click on every link in an email or on a social media post even though they aren’t interested in what the link is for. It is also a bad idea to use the same password for multiple accounts, and it’s a common mistake for people to use short, simple passwords. Instead, use long, secure passwords that are difficult to remember.