New to WordPress? This short tutorial for WP beginners shows you how to log into WordPress.
How To Log Into WordPress – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website has been developed using the WordPress CMS platform, then one of the main things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress control section, as all of your website’s management tasks are carried out in 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 installed on your website, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some sites, the link can be found in the Meta section of your web site’s sidebar menu …
If the link is visible on the front 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 Administration area …
Note: The WP “login” link may not be visible in many themes. If you cannot find this link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your web browser.
Your WordPress admin login URL typically will 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://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 area using this URL: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the login section doesn’t show when you type in one of the above URLs into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check that your WordPress installation address 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 does not show on your screen, then you may need assistance or support troubleshooting the issue.
If you think 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, go here:
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