How to Sign in to Your WordPress Site Using a Different Browser
You’re logged into your WordPress site using your favorite browser. Maybe it’s Firefox, maybe it’s Chrome, maybe it’s even Safari. While it’s convenient to use the browser you’re most familiar with, doing so in today’s world means that you’re locked into a web of tracking and security vulnerabilities. Sometimes the best solution is to use a different browser to access your favorite sites. You may be used to this luxury because you work from home, or you may need to switch browsers for privacy reasons. Either way, this article will teach you how to sign into your WordPress site using a different browser so that you can take advantage of the most up-to-date security and tracking features available. It will also teach you how to navigate through the WordPress dashboard with ease using the new browser so that you can take control of your content and start promoting your business today!
Why Should You Switch Browsers When Signing In To Your Site?
The number of active browser tabs running on your computer or mobile device is a good indicator of how much you use the internet. According to Google Search interest data, approximately 53% of users open between 5-9 tabs on their browser while using Google Search. That’s a lot of tabs! Even more surprising is the fact that 25% of users open up to 20 tabs or more when searching online. The increasing number of tabs you have open on your browser means that you’re most likely already familiar with the idea of having multiple browsers open to search for different things. Now imagine what that would be like if you’re trying to log in to a WordPress site using a different browser than the one you normally use. It’s not practical to have both the Safari and Firefox browsers open while trying to get work done. Besides, having multiple tabs open can cause security issues due to the fact that most browsers track your activity across all tabs. The good news is that you can fix this issue by switching to a free, open-source alternative called Tor. Using Tor to access your favorite sites will not only keep your sensitive information secure but it will also speed up your connection due to its integrated CDN (content delivery network).
How To Sign In To Your WordPress Site Using a Different Browser
To begin with, you must have a WordPress account. If you don’t have one yet, you can create one here and use the same email address that you use for your regular email to log in. Don’t worry, you won’t have to remember a complex password as WordPress has you covered there as well. Instead, you will use the Google Authentication popup to enter your email address and then click the blue button to verify that you’re a human. You can also add a password to this account if you’d like. After you click the blue button, you’ll be taken to a Google page where you can add a picture verification badge to the account. You can do this by downloading the Google Authenticator app and scanning the QR code on the page.
If you have the Firefox browser on your computer or mobile device, you can follow these steps to switch to a different browser when you log in to your WordPress site.
- Open the Firefox browser.
- At the top of the browser window, click the button that looks like three horizontal stripes.
- In the drop-down menu that shows up, click the option named “Switch to Private Browsing”.
- Now when you log in to your site, you will be using the private browsing mode of Firefox. This is an add-on that lets you browse the internet without being tracked by websites you visit. Most importantly, your activity on the sites you visit will not be tracked by third parties including advertisers, social media platforms, or government agencies.
Other advantages to using the private browsing mode of Firefox include:
- It’s completely free
- You can use all of the popular browser extensions like uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, and HTTPS Everywhere
- Your personal data is protected
- It uses a strong AES-256 cipher to encrypt your personal data
Other Popular Browsers
While most people use the Firefox browser to access their site, you can also use the following browsers to log in to your site:
Some other useful information regarding these browsers:
- Chrome: Since version 66, Chrome no longer allows you to log in to websites using the Incognito mode. This is a problem because most companies store personal information in web servers that are protected using TLS (transport layer security) protocols.
- Safari: Safari tracks your activity across all websites you visit, even those that are using TLS. This information can be used to track you across the internet or even within a single website you visit. While this may not be a problem for obvious reasons (e.g., you’re not supposed to be giving out your personal information to third parties), it’s still something to be aware of.
- Opera: Like with Chrome and Safari, Opera tracks your activity across all websites you visit. However, unlike the other two browsers, Opera will store this information in a separate database that is not connected to the internet. This database can be accessed by Opera’s in-house analytics team, which can be helpful in case you want to review your activity on a specific site or group of sites. For example, you may want to review the performance of your “Product Finder” feature on a certain site in order to optimize its design. In this case, you would want to log in to that site with Opera and analyze the data to see which web design features perform best.
Using a different browser to log in to your site can help you avoid issues related to cookies, as well as speed up your connection speed and keep your data secure. As a precaution, make sure that you always log out of your site when you exit the browser (not just when you close the tab). This will help keep your personal information secure and private even if you continue to use the same browser to access other sites. After all, the last thing you want is someone else using your account to access your favorite sites!
The Benefits of Using a VPN For Login Security
Another important thing to consider when accessing your site is security. The best type of security for your personal data and website is what is called “Two Factor Authentication” (2FA). The idea behind 2FA is that you have something additional, like a code sent to your phone or email, in addition to your username and password to authenticate yourself when logging in to a site. The best part is that most companies that offer 2FA generally don’t demand that you change your login procedures. So, even if you have to use a different browser to access your site, you can still use your existing password to log in.
A virtual private network (VPN) is a useful tool when it comes to keeping your personal data secure. A VPN can be used in a number of ways to protect your information when accessing the internet, but its main purpose is to ensure that your personal data is protected while you are on the move. Using a VPN when you log in to public Wi-Fi hotspots or other unsecured networks is a great way to protect your personal information. Unfortunately, not all VPNs are made equal. Some VPNs are extremely useful while others are more difficult to use effectively. If you’re looking for a VPN to use when signing in to your site, it’s important to know what features to look for in a product. Below, we’ll discuss some of the more useful features that can help you determine if a VPN is right for you.