New to WordPress? This quick tutorial for WP newbies shows you how to log into your WP site.
How Do I Log Into My WordPress Site? – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, learning your way around your website can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website has been created using WordPress, then one of the main things you need to know is how to access your WordPress admin section, as all of your website’s management is controlled 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 installed on your website, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Login”. On some sites, this link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar area …
If the link is visible on your home page, just click on it …
This opens up the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration …
Note: The “log in” link may not be visible in many 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.
Your WordPress admin login URL normally will look like this (replace ‘yourdomain’ with your actual domain):
- http://yourdomain.com/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in the root directory of your domain)
- http://www.yourdomain.com/subfolder/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in a subfolder of your domain, e.g. “blog”)
- You can access the login area using this URL: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the login page when you type one of the URLs above into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check 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 In …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still cannot access the login section, then you may have an issue that requires troubleshooting.
If you think that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, then see the tutorial below:
If you think that the reason you cannot log into your site 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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