Logging In To Your Dashboard

The first step you should take is logging in to your Dashboard. Thankfully your CMS (WordPress) makes this incredibly easy. You are the only person who should have access to the Username and Password. Please do not give this information to anyone as anyone who possess the information can make changes to your website.

To begin, you will need to use your website URL which is usually yourwebsitename.com. This url is what your customers use to access your website however for you, the website owner to make changes then you need to add an extension at the end which is /wp-admin/. This stands for WordPress Administrator. So to access your dashboard you’ll need to enter yourwebsitename.com/wp-admin/ in an Address Bar of a Browser like Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and similar. These same rules apply whether you are on a computer or smart-device like a smartphone.

This is how it should look. Of course, yourwebsitename.com should be replaced with your actual website name.

Upon typing that and pressing enter/go, a page should load prompting you to enter your WordPress E-Mail/Username and Password. Please enter the credentials that the developer would’ve given you in the Documentation PDF. Enter those credentials in the fields when prompted and press the “Log In” button.

It should look something like this. Click Log In when complete.

Congratulations, if you have logged in successfully then you should be greeted with a Dashboard. Don’t worry if it looks intimidating, we’ll get to all the options in the later areas of the documentation.

This is what your Dashboard may look like. Please note, depending on your website, some Dashboards may have a different design.