Having difficulties working out how to log into your WordPress blog site admin? This basic tutorial for WP newbies shows you how to log into your WordPress site.
How Do I Log Into WordPress? – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website has been built using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to learn is how to access your WordPress administration section, as all of your website’s management and admin 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 used on your site, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a link that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Login”. On some websites, your log in link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar menu …
If this link is visible on the theme, just click on it …
This opens up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Dashboard …
Note: The “login” link may not be visible in some WordPress themes. If you cannot see this link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your web browser.
By default, the WordPress admin login URL typically should 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 using this URL: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the WordPress login page when you type 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 Cannot 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 assistance.
If you suspect that the issue has to do with the password being incorrect, 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 refer to the troubleshooting section here:
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