New to WordPress? This basic tutorial for WP beginners shows you how to log into your WordPress blog.
How To Log Into WordPress – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, learning your way around your site can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website is built using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to learn is how to access your WordPress admin panel, as all of your website’s admin is run from this section.
The first step is to locate your login username and password. You should have received your login details during the WordPress installation process or from your site administrator or website developer.
Depending on the WordPress theme used on your website, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “Dashboard” or “Admin-Login”. On some websites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the web site’s sidebar menu …
If the link displays on the home page, all you have to do is click on it …
You will be taken to the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration …
Note: The WP “login” link may not be visible in many themes. If you cannot find your WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
The default WordPress admin login URL typically should look like this (replace ‘yourdomain’ with your actual domain):
- http://yourdomain.com/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in your root directory)
- http://www.yourdomain.com/subfolder/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in a subfolder of your domain, e.g. “blog”)
- You can also get to the login page by typing the following URL into your web browser: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the WordPress login box when you type in one of the above URLs into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure that your installation URL is correct. If not, contact your site administrator or whoever set up your site.
If you can access the WordPress login section but it’s not letting you log in, then:
- Check that you have entered the correct username and password.
- Check that your site administrator hasn’t changed your login details, or deactivated or deleted your user account without informing you.
Also, keep in mind that sometimes while working on your site you will notice that if you leave your browser window open for a long period of time, your WordPress session will expire and you will be asked to login again …
(Expired WordPress sessions require logging in again!)
Thanks to built-in WordPress features like autosave, you can just log in again and pick up from where you left off.
If You Cannot Log Into Your WordPress Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still cannot see the login page, then you may need to ask for assistance troubleshooting the issue.
If you think that the issue has to do with the password being incorrect, then see the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting section here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, go here:
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