Logging Into Your WordPress Website
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that is completely free and open-source. It was originally created to be a simple and quick way for bloggers to create a website. However, over the past few years, it has developed into a full-featured CMS that can handle almost any task a business or individual might need. In this guide, we will teach you how to log into your WordPress website and get things done.
Why Should You Use WordPress?
WordPress is widely regarded as the best content management system available today. Here are just a few reasons why.
- Free: The entire WordPress community is made up of volunteers who believe in giving back to the open source movement. As a result, WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems available today because it is open source and completely free. In addition, you can use almost any web browser to access WordPress.
- SEO-Friendly: WordPress is built with SEO in mind. This means that it automatically generates SEO-friendly text for your web pages. As a result, it is easier for internet search engines like Google to find and rank your content.
- Fully Customizable: WordPress gives you the ability to completely change the look of your site with the click of a button. You can either use a third-party tool or use the WordPress dashboard to change the colors, fonts, and image sizes of your site. In addition, you can use plugins to add elements like contact forms, surveys, or blogs to your site.
- Secure: WordPress is an extremely secure content management system because it is open source and actively maintained by the community. If you use a safe-installation method like WordPress Encycpted, you will be able to rest assured that your website is protected when submitting content and when logging in to your site.
- Available worldwide: WordPress is available in over 200 countries around the world and is one of the most popular content management systems due to its widespread availability. If you operate a business and need a CMS that is secure and easy to use, search for WordPress and make your selection.
How Do I Log Into My WordPress Website?
To log into your WordPress website, visit the website’s home page and click the login button located at the top of the page. You will then be presented with the login screen shown below.
After entering your details, click the Click Here to Login button to continue.
You will then be taken to a screen that explains the details of your recent login and gives you the option to change your password. If you forget your password, click the Forgot password link at the bottom of the page to reset it.
You can now return to the home screen and begin creating content or making changes to your site.
Creating Content for Your Website
Once you are logged in, you can begin creating content for your website. You can click the Menu icon on the dashboard (it looks like a hamburger button) to access the site’s various categories or use the Search bar to look for specific content.
To create a blog post, visit the Posts page and click the Add New link located at the top of the page. You will then be presented with the Add New post screen as shown below.
Enter a title for your post and click The Next button to continue.
On the next page, you will be asked to enter the content for your post. You can use this space to write a short paragraph that will be displayed along with the post on your website. When you are happy with your content, click the Publish button.
Your post will then be uploaded to your site and be live immediately. You can click the View Post to get a link to your post, or you can click the Edit Post icon (it looks like a pencil) to make additional changes.
Editing Existing Content
If you already have content on your site that you would like to update, you can do so by clicking the Menu icon on the dashboard, navigating to the Post page, and clicking the Edit Post icon (it looks like a pencil) as shown below.
This will open up a new screen that will allow you to make changes to the post. You can click the Update button to upload the new version of the post to your site. As a result, the changes you make will be immediately reflected on your site.
Adding Blogs To My Website
If you have a blogger account with WordPress or if you use WordPress to manage your personal blog, you can add your blog’s RSS feed to your site by following the same steps used to add a post. To do this, navigate to the Settings page of your WordPress dashboard and click the RSS icon (it looks like a news feed).
After clicking the RSS icon, visit your site’s home page and click the Add New link located at the top of the page. You will then be presented with the Add New blog screen as shown below.
On this screen, you will be able to enter a title for your blog and choose a layout for your blog. You can choose from a wide variety of blog layouts, spanning from the classic blog format to full-blown magazine-style displays.
Once you have made your selection, click the Publish button.
Your blog will then be added to the home screen and be live immediately.
You can now repeat the process to add additional blogs to your site.
Logging Out Of My WordPress Website
Once you have logged in to your WordPress website and made some content or changes, you can log out by following these steps:
- From the Dashboard, click the Menu icon and navigate to the Settings screen.
- On the Settings screen, click the Logout button to confirm.
- You will then be prompted to enter your username and password. If you are still within the logged in session, click the Forgot password button to reset it.
- Enter your new password and click the Login button to confirm.
You can now visit any other site on the web using your WordPress account, which will log you out of that website’s account as well.
Protecting Your WordPress Website
As you can see above, WordPress is completely free and open source. This means that anyone can view the code that makes up WordPress and, in theory, change it. Since it is such an open platform, there are always theoretical possibilities for security vulnerabilities. WordPress tries to be as secure as possible and releases regular security updates to keep pace with the latest web vulnerabilities.
However, even the most advanced security measures cannot prevent every potential security threat. If you use a safe-installation method, like WordPress Encycpted, you will be able to rest assured that your website is completely secure when submitting content and when logging in to your site. In addition, you can use a site locker like Webroot to encrypt your site’s files to add an extra layer of security.
As you can see from the example above, WordPress makes adding and editing content easy and accessible to anyone. As a result, it is not hard to find someone who is new to the platform and does not have the skills to secure a premium site. For this reason, WordPress is often abused as a launchpad for XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) attacks, due to its open nature. Luckily, these types of attacks are fairly easy to prevent and detect. Simply use validation controls and keep your users authenticated with strong passwords.