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 Log Into WordPress – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, learning your way around your site can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website is built using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to know is how to access your WordPress administration panel, as all of your website’s administration tasks are carried out in 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 WordPress theme installed on your site, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some websites, the link can be found in the Meta section of your web site’s sidebar area …
If this link displays on the theme, simply click on it …
This brings up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WP Dashboard …
Note: The WordPress “login” link is hidden in many WordPress themes. If you cannot see this link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your browser.
The WordPress admin login URL normally looks 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 access the login page by typing the following address into your web browser: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the login page when you type in one of the URLs above into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check that your installation URL 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 you still cannot see 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 issue has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting section here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, go here:
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