Do I Have A WordPress Website?

After my last post regarding backing up your WordPress website, I got a lot of emails asking, “How do I know if I have a WordPress website?” They were not sure if their website was built on a WordPress platform. Which is understandable. Many WordPress sites we build are custom and therefore look nothing like a typical WordPress site.

So, how do you tell if you have a site built on the WordPress platform? There are a couple of ways:

  1. View Source.
    While using your browser, you can View Source and look for certain code at the very beginning. You should see something like a meta tag code or CSS file location. Below is a screenshot of some HTML code. Click the image and you’ll notice that I’ve highlighted a certain section. It says, ‘/wp-content’ that is a dead giveaway that WordPress is being used in some manner.
    View Source ScreenshotOkay, so how did I get there? Well, if you right-click within the website with your mouse you be given an option to ‘View Source’ or Ctl-U on your keyboard.
    Righ-click View Source Screenshot
  2. Do You Have a Login?
    Try to see if you can access the administrative side by adding /wp-admin after your domain, for example: If so, you should reach a page where you enter login details. It should look like this:
    WordPress Login Screenshot

So, as I’ve mentioned before, be sure you backup your WordPress website and keep it updated to prevent hackers looking for security holes.

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Christina Hawkins

Since 1999, Christina has been designing and building exceptional websites. With many years of experience in creating thousands of websites, she understands the need for continuing education in her field and, therefore, is constantly learning and teaching others about internet marketing and digital processes. Christina has honed her digital marketing and graphic design skills so that she can help B2B industries get their message out to their target audience in the right way. In addition to her ability as a digital marketer, Christina serves as a coach and mentor with WPElevation to other digital marketing freelancers, helping them grow their businesses. She is a sponsor and co-leader of Houston's WordPress Meetup. Recently, she spear-headed the next Houston WordCamp 2020 as its coordinator after a 10 year hiatus and became the Houston Interactive Marketing Association Director of Technology.

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