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How To Access Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website has been created using the WordPress CMS platform, then one of the first things you need to know 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 installed on your site, you may be able to log in directly from your main page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Login”. 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 home page, simply click on it …
This opens up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WP Administration …
Note: The WP “log in” link is hidden in many themes. If you cannot see your WordPress login link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your web browser.
The WordPress admin login URL typically 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://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 address: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the WordPress login page when you type in one of the URLs above into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure that the URL you’ve entered 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 Your WordPress Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t access the WordPress login section, then you may need to get support troubleshooting the issue.
If you suspect that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you think that the reason why you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress provider, go here:
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