Are you finding it difficult to log into your WordPress blog site admin? This quick tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress site’s login page.
Accessing Your WordPress Site Site Admin – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website has been built using the WordPress web platform, then one of the main things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress admin panel, as all of your website’s management and admin is carried out in this area.
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 theme installed on your site, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a link that says “Site Admin” or “Log in”. On some websites, this link can be found in the Meta section of the site’s sidebar menu …
If the link is visible on your home page, all you have to do is click on it …
This brings up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Dashboard …
Note: The WP “log in” link may not be visible in some WordPress themes. If you cannot see this link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
The WordPress admin login URL typically should look like this (replace ‘yourdomain’ with your actual domain):
- http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in your root directory)
- http://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 section using this URL: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the WordPress login box when you type in one of the URLs above into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check that the URL you’ve entered 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 Can’t Log Into WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t see the login box, then you may need to ask for assistance troubleshooting the issue.
If you think that the reason why you cannot log into your site has to do with the password being incorrect, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you think that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting section here:
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