How to quickly jump between the WordPress admin area and your public website

June 30, 2016
Posted in: How To, Web Development, WordPress

WordPress makes it really easy to quickly switch between the front-end and back-end of your website whenever you want to make a quick update to the content.

To access this quick toggle feature, you first have to be logged into the back-end. This will bring you to the back-end dashboard where you can navigate and enter all of your website content. Once there you’ll notice a dark grey menu bar at the top that looks like this:

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In the top left corner you’ll notice a home icon and the name of your website or organization. You can click on it to get to the front-end of your website.

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To access the back-end, or dashboard, from the front-end, simply hover over the top of the header with your mouse and you’ll see the same dark grey menu bar drop down. Click on the name of your website or organization in the top left corner, and you’ll be brought back to the back-end dashboard. That’s it! Easy-peasy.

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When you’re getting into a lot of content updates and switching back and forth often between the front-end and back-end, our website developers recommend that you use two tabs: one for working in the back-end and one for working in the front-end. However, for quick updates you can use the quick trick mentioned above.

As always, whenever you’re editing your website’s content make sure you save your changes often. Also, our website developers recommend that you log out of the back-end whenever you’re finished, taking a break, or any time you think you’ll be away from the session for a half an hour or more.

I’m always available for questions, so please don’t hesitate to ask!

Scott Buckingham

President / Owner
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Scott is a WordPress expert who has worked on hundreds of web design and development projects. He excels at finding creative ways to solve technical problems. View full profile