WordPress Administration Panel


When managing the content of a website via a CMS (Content Management System), a distinction is generally made between two working environments:

  • The backend or backoffice - it's the private part of the website, only accessible with an administrator login. This allows you to edit most of the contents of the web platform.
  • The frontend or frontoffice - it's the public part of the web platform, the visible one, accessible to anyone.
Manage content on frontend? There are direct frontend editing approaches but we do not recommend that, so you can focus on writing and structuring your content apart from a visual rendering which may interfere with the editor's priorities.

The Administrator login

To access the backend, add /cms/wp-admin to your domain and press Enter.


Then enter your login information : username or email address and password.

Lost your password ?

On the login page (see above), you can click on the link Lost your password?

In the only available field on this page, you have to enter your username or the email address of the account. By clicking on "Get new password", a validation message appears. If you already have an account, you'll receive an email with a link to reset your password.

The backend topbar

Once you are logged in, this bar appears automatically on your web platform both in frontend and backend. If you see it, it means that you have an administrator session open on your site. Only a person logged as an administrator can see it.


This bar allows to :

  • go from the backend to the frontend
  • see how many updates are available
  • create content (articles, users, etc.)
  • edit user preferences
  • log out
Tip : Always open two tabs in your browser One for the backend, the other one for the frontend. This allows you to switch from one to the other by swapping from one tab to the other tab without going through the topbar again.

The backend dashboard


The Minotaure dashboard has been set up to give you a quick overview of what you have to manage as a content editor :

  • Create content, by listing all types of content you can quickly add (a post, a page...)
  • Theme settings (contact details, social networks...)
  • Support with your agency in charge of the technical aspects of your website
  • Content enhancements : missing featured images on posts and permalinks to be improved

The backend sidebar


The sidebar provides access to :

  • native content modules of WordPress
  • content modules especially designed for your platform (also known as Custom Post Types)
  • global administrative functions: users management, general settings, etc.
  • Minotaure settings

The Minotaure settings


They are only available for Administrators and Sheriffs.

More info on the Minotaure's menu:

  • Minotaure: List of available widgets, and activation following the available content modules (pages, articles, FAQ...), activation/desactivation of the wireframe display mode
  • Theme: public information linked to the website identity: logo, address in the footer, etc.
  • Social Networks: list of social networks accessible via the footer (logos and links)
  • Widgets initialization (Sheriffs only): widgets sorted by packs; setup of the installed ones
  • Support (Sheriffs only): contact info of the technical support team in charge of your website's maintenance (directly accessible from the dashboard
  • ETR (Sheriffs only): Easy To Read; these are advanced parameters to manage the accessibility (readability for some users) of your website
  • Templates : library of the existing templates. About this, see Minotaure Templates

The Site icon

The Site icon (= the bookmark icon), this is the little icon that symbolises your website in the browser tab and completes your visual identity. It is visible on the left side of the address bar and on the tabs of your browser: it is the little lgoo that immediately identifies your site among the others.


How do I display it for my site?

  • go to your website dashboard
  • in the left-hand menu, click on "Appearance" and then on "Customise"
  • then click on "Site identity"
  • in the "site icon" section, upload an image in the right format (generally a miniaturised version of your logo - note that this must remain legible / visible / understandable).
Before selecting the favicon, work on this image, to have it in good definition (we advise a transparent PNG of 512x512 pixels) and with the right visual. It is generally a reduced version of the logo in a square format, which must be recognised at first glance and remain visible/readable in a very small size (24px on a side!)