New to WordPress? This basic tutorial for newbies shows you how to access your WordPress login page.
How To Access Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, learning your way around your website 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 log into your WordPress administration section, as all of your website’s management is run from 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 WordPress theme used on your website or blog, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “Site Admin” or “Admin-Login”. On some sites, this link can be found in the Meta section of the site’s sidebar menu …
If the link is visible on your front page, just click on it …
You will be taken to your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WP Admin screen …
Note: The “log in” link may be hidden in some themes. If you cannot see this link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your browser.
By default, your 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 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 access the login page by typing the following address into your browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the login area does not come up when you type one of the URLs above into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure that the address of your WordPress installation 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 can’t see the login box, then you may need to ask for technical help troubleshooting the issue.
If you suspect that the reason you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with entering an incorrect password, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting section here:
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