Can’t work out how to log into your WordPress site admin? This quick tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress site’s login page.
How To Access Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, things can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website has been created using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to know is how to access your WordPress administration dashboard, as all of your website’s administration 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 website or blog, you may be able to log in directly from your main page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some sites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the web site’s sidebar menu …
If the link displays on the front page, just click on it …
You will be taken to the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WP Dashboard …
Note: The “log in” link may not be visible in many WordPress themes. If you cannot find the WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your web browser.
By default, your WordPress admin login URL normally 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://yourdomain.com/subfolder/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in a subfolder of your domain, e.g. “blog”)
- You can access the login page using this address: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the WordPress login page when you type in one of the URLs above into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check that the location of your WordPress installation 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 the login form still doesn’t display on your browser, then you may have an issue that requires technical support.
If you suspect that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you think that the reason you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting section here:
If you need help finding a professional technical support provider, visit the site below:
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