Are you finding it difficult to log into your WordPress administration area? This basic tutorial for WP beginners shows you how to log into WordPress.
How To Log Into WordPress – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, learning your way around your website can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website has been built using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to know is how to access your WordPress administration area, as all of your website’s management is 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 WordPress theme used on your website or blog, you may be able to log in directly from your main page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Admin-Login”. On some websites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the web site’s sidebar menu …
If this link displays on the main page, simply click on it …
And you will be taken to your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration …
Note: The “log in” link may be hidden in many WordPress themes. If you cannot find your WordPress login link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your browser.
By default, the WordPress admin login URL typically 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://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 section using this address: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the login box when you type one of the URLs above into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check 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 In …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the login form still doesn’t come up on your screen, then you may need to get technical support troubleshooting the issue.
If you think that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you think that the reason you cannot log into your site has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials here:
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