New to WordPress? This basic tutorial for newbies shows you how to access your WP login page.
How To Access Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, learning your way around your website can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website is built using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress admin area, as all of your website’s administration is performed 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 main page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “Dashboard” or “Admin-Login”. On some websites, this link can be found in the Meta section of the web site’s sidebar area …
If the link displays on your theme, simply click on it …
This opens up the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Dashboard …
Note: The “log in” 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 admin login URL into your browser.
By default, your WordPress admin login URL typically will 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 area by typing the following URL into your web browser: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the login area doesn’t display when you type one of the URLs above into your web 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 Can’t Log Into WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the WordPress login section still does not come up on your web browser, then you may need to ask for technical help troubleshooting the issue.
If you suspect that the reason you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with entering an incorrect password, then see the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, go here:
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