Are you finding it difficult to log into your WordPress blog dashboard? This quick tutorial for beginners shows you how to log into WordPress.
How To Access Your WordPress Dashboard – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, 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 area, as all of your website’s admin 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, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some sites, the log in link can be found in the Meta section of your website’s sidebar area …
If this link is visible on the theme, 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 some themes. If you cannot find this link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
The default WordPress admin login URL normally should 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 area using this URL: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the WordPress login section doesn’t display when you type in one of the URLs above into your web 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 WordPress login section still doesn’t come up on your screen, then you may have an issue that requires technical support.
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 site has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting section here:
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