Since blogs are CMS (content management systems) they require their users to log into the background menus to write a post. This process is called login.
You can type the login instructions straight into your browser, such as blogdomain/wp-login.php, and it will take you immediately to a menu page for you to insert your username and password:
This is for my WordPress.com blog, and my username is the umbrella for all my blogs. It’s important to keep your username and password secret at all times, and WordPress helps by disguising the password with dots. It is also advisable not to use easy-to-work-out login details, to stop hackers from gaining access.
This is the login page for my WordPress.org blog. Since the two WordPresses are different, they have separate login pages. And, of course, I have different login details. For WordPress.org, once you’ve accessed the blog, it is for that blog only; you don’t have access to any other blogs.
There is an alternative method of getting to these login pages. You can add the Meta widget to your sidebar, which provides a login link. Once you have logged into your blog, the meta widget will change so you can gain access without having to go through the menu pages:
And if you are viewing your logged in blog, you can also gain access to the Dashboard by typing in blogdomain/wp-admin.
And of course, once you’re logged in to your WordPress.com blog, there are more links to help you gain quick access to different areas of your blog. At the top of your blog you will find a grey menu bar has been added:
Once you have logged into WordPress.com, you can can gain access to any other blogs you have been authorised to edit. That is what I meant by your username being an umbrella to other blogs. (My drop down menu reveals many blogs, so I have only shown three here.)
By selecting the blog you require, an additional drop down menu will provide access to various areas of your blog. Simply access Dashboard for convenience.
If you are already in the blog of your choice, you can gain quick access to your new post page (and other functions) through the ‘New’ link:
You can go directly to your stats page through this link:
And create a shortlink for your blog here:
And if you want to follow WordPress.com, just click on the ‘Follow’ button. Explore the other buttons to see what they contain, and have fun!
Oh, and there is a similar grey menu bar for my WordPress.org blog as well:
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