Are you finding it difficult to log into your WordPress dashboard? This quick tutorial shows you how to log into your WordPress blog.
Accessing Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, things can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website has been built using WordPress, then one of the main things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress administration panel, as all of your website’s administration and management tasks are 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 used on your website, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Login”. On some websites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the site’s sidebar area …
If this link displays on the theme, just click on it …
This brings up the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WP Administration …
Note: The “login” link may be hidden in many themes. If you cannot find your WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your browser.
By default, your WordPress admin login URL normally will look like this (replace ‘yourdomain’ with your actual domain):
- http://www.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 also get to the login page by typing the following URL into your browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the login page when you type in one of the above URLs into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure 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 Cannot Log Into WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the WordPress login page still doesn’t show on your screen, then you may have an issue that requires technical support.
If you suspect 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 suspect that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional technical support provider, go here:
"Learning WordPress has been a huge stumbling block for me. I've been looking for something that covers absolutely everything but doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Thank you so much ... you have just provided me with what I have been looking for! Truly appreciated!" - Tanya