Having difficulties working out how to log into your WordPress administration area? This quick tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress blog’s login page.
How To Access Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website has been developed using WordPress, then one of the main things you need to learn is how to access your WordPress control section, as all of your website’s admin tasks are run 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 theme your web site uses, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some sites, the link can be found in the Meta section of your website’s sidebar area …
If the link is visible on your 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 screen …
Note: The “log in” link can be hidden in many themes. If you cannot find this link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
The 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 the root directory of your domain)
- http://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 using this URL: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the login form when you type in one of the above URLs into your 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 Into WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still cannot see the WordPress login box, then you may have an issue that needs looking further into.
If you think 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 refer to the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional technical support provider, go here:
"This is an awesome training series. I have a pretty good understanding of WordPress already, but this is helping me to move somewhere from intermediate to advanced user!" - Kim Lednum