How to Log In to WordPress?
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) used by bloggers and website owners around the world. The interface is incredibly simple and the platform is very accessible for beginners. However, even experienced bloggers can find the initial setup and learning curve challenging. In this blog post, we will discuss how to log in to WordPress and get the most out of the platform.
The Two Main Options For Logging In To WordPress
There are two ways to log in to WordPress. The first one is through your email provider. Most web hosting companies will give you a free email address associated with the account, which you can then use to log in to WordPress. Your email provider will then send you a verification link which you can use to verify your identity on WordPress. Once you’ve done that you’ll be redirected to the login page of WordPress.com.
The second option is to use a simple service like Google or Facebook to log in to WordPress. By doing this, you’ll avoid having to create an account on WordPress.com and you won’t have to worry about signing in every time you use the site. Instead, you can simply log in to WordPress when you want and where you want using your Google or Facebook account.
Use Your Email Provider To Get A Free WordPress Account
The first and most obvious way to get a free WordPress account is to use your email provider to do it. Almost all web hosting companies will give you a free email address associated with the account, which you can then use to log in to WordPress. While this is the most convenient option and the one that most people use, it’s not the most secure way to log in to WordPress. Why?
Your email provider is the primary source of your personal information. If they become compromised or get hacked, your privacy is at risk. When signing in to WordPress, your email provider will have access to your personal information including your username, your password, and any other login details you use with their service. This is a significant privacy risk that you need to be aware of.
In most cases, your email provider will have a feature known as »security questions«. Using these questions, WordPress will try to verify your identity by matching your answers against those on file with your email provider. However, even the most accurate answers cannot guarantee 100% that your identity has not been stolen. When using your email provider to create a WordPress account, you should always keep in mind that your personal information is at risk and any compromise could result in serious privacy issues.
Use A VPN To Log In To WordPress
Another secure and convenient option for logging in to WordPress is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN encrypts all of your data as it is transmitted to the server, which makes it difficult for hackers and third parties to see what you are doing online. It also adds an additional layer of security to the login process, preventing phishing attacks.
Why would you want to use a VPN to log in to WordPress? For the same reason you would use it to login to other websites and services across the internet. If you are transmitting personal or payment information to WordPress, you should always use a VPN to encrypt that information as it is transferred to avoid any security breaches. Additionally, you should use a different password for every website you interact with, so that if your account on one site is compromised, your other accounts do not become vulnerable.
Avoid Relying On Cookies To Log In To WordPress
The problem with cookies is that they are easily hacked and can be used to track your movements around the internet. If a hacker wants to track you specifically on WordPress, they can place a cookie on your computer, which will allow them to do so. When you log in to WordPress using your email provider, they will then have access to your account and any content you create on the site. This includes any affiliate sales you make, which can be significant income for a blogger.
To avoid this problem, you should log in to WordPress on a browser that does not support cookies. Why? Because with cookies disabled, your movements around the internet will not be tracked by the content manager (aka the author) of this blog post.
Use A Second Password For Added Security
A safer and more convenient way to log in to WordPress is to use a second password. This is a simple security measure that will protect you from phishing attacks and any other kind of online fraud.
Simply log in to WordPress using your email provider and immediately after that, log in using a secondary password you chose specifically for WordPress. This second password should be different from your email password and in most cases, it should be a unique password that is difficult to guess. While this may seem like a lot of effort, it’s not. You should use the second password in addition to your email password whenever you log in to WordPress, adding an extra layer of security.
Choose A Strong Password
One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself on the internet is to choose a strong password. A strong password is a password that contains a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols that is difficult for others to guess. Furthermore, you should change your WordPress password at least once a month to avoid hackers and identity thieves from gaining access to your account. A strong password:
- Has at least 8 characters
- Contains numbers and symbols
- Does not contain easily guessed words such as “password”, “login”, or “123456”
- Is not used by anyone else
- Is easy for you to remember
The longer the password, the stronger it becomes. Because passwords must be stored in a plain text format on servers, it is important that your password is not easily guessed by humans. This way, when a hacker does guess your password, they will not be able to easily access your account.
Avoid Phishing Attacks
In case you’re wondering, »phishing« is a term used when someone attempts to fool you into giving up personal information or money. If you receive an email that appears to be from a reputable company with an urgent offer that you need to act upon right away, it’s probably a phishing attempt. This is why it is essential that you never give your personal information to anyone you don’t know and trust. In most cases, these kinds of attempts can be avoided by simply using a VPN when logging in to websites and services that you don’t trust.
Use Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a security protocol that requires users to input a code after they login to a website or service and before they can access any content. Using 2FA, even if someone successfully hacks one account on a site, they will still need to gain access to the other account to completely steal the user’s data. This is especially important when you’re using sensitive information on a site like WordPress, where a successful hack could result in serious identity theft issues.
Adding a code after you login to a website or service is very easy to do. The best option is to use a dedicated app that is specifically designed for 2FA. Using a dedicated app makes the process of inputting a code much easier and more convenient. Furthermore, if you use a dedicated app to generate the codes, you won’t have to worry about entering them manually. This is why most large websites and services rely upon dedicated apps to do the heavy lifting for them.
Use A Password Manager
Another important step to take when securing your data is to use a password manager. A password manager is an application that you can install on your computer or mobile device. Once installed, it will create unique passwords and store them in a vault. This way, you will not have to remember multiple passwords and you will not have to worry about losing any of them. When you log in to a website or service, the password manager will automatically generate and input a password for you, saving you from having to do it manually.
There are a variety of password managers available for download. Some of the better known and more popular ones are: