As we described recently, there are two flavours of WordPress – the freemium version hosted by WordPress (.com) and the free self-hosted version (.org). But if you’re reading this post chances are you already know that.

So with no further ado…

1. Your site is at

That’s unless you’ve paid to allow you to use a custom domain name. If you have then that’s another clue, as owners of websites don’t need to pay WordPress to use their own domain names (but you’d still need to register a domain name with someone else).

2. Your website admin page looks like this

New dashboard

3. Or if you’re accessing the old dashboard this logo will link to

Old dashboard

4. You see the WordPress admin bar

WordPress reader bar
If you don’t have access the website’s admin you can simply log in to (creating an account is free) and browse to the website. If it’s a website you’ll see this visitor bar at the top of the website, allowing you to add the site to your WordPress reader favourites, among other things.

You may also like…

Author: Aidan Ashby

Aidan is a web and branding designer living in Bristol, UK. He’s a cautious optimist and is loathe to discuss himself in the third person. He loves pancakes and has a perpetual desire to just be sat in the woods with his feet up in front of a bonfire.

Connect with Aidan on LinkedIn.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign up to receive helpful free design tips in your inbox

Sign up to receive helpful free design tips in your inbox

Join our mailing list to receive the latest blog posts and updates from our team.

Includes a free download of our Good Nook font.

Thanks, you've been subscribed.