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:
- 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.
Okay, 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.
- Do You Have a Login?
Try to see if you can access the administrative side by adding /wp-admin after your domain, for example: company.com/wp-admin. If so, you should reach a page where you enter login details. It should look like this:
So, as I’ve mentioned before, be sure you backup your WordPress website and keep it updated to prevent hackers looking for security holes.