Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Running WordPress for the first time, part of Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting.
If you've been following this course from the beginning,…you followed every step and everything worked correctly, you…will now find yourself on the dashboard of your…new, live WordPress site on your shared hosting account.…But this doesn't really look like a website.…This looks more like an administration area, and that's exactly what it is.…When you logged in, after doing the five minute…install, you logged in to the back end, or dashboard,…of your WordPress site.…To see what your WordPress site looks like for the public, you need to go to…the top left hand corner, find the site name for your site, and click on it.…
This will take you to the front end of your website.…So this is what the web-using public will see when they visit your site.…Now, if you log yourself out, I'll show you how to get back…in to the back end of your site, so I'm going to log myself out.…Go back to my site, and this is what I…see if I visit the domain, but I'm not logged in.…Now, you may notice there's no login button here.…So how do I get to the back end of my site again?…
Need to run WordPress locally on your system for development or testing purposes? Check out the other courses in this series:
- Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami
- Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix