New to WordPress? This basic tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress blog’s login page.
Where Do I Log Into My WordPress Site? – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website owner, learning your way around your site can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website is built using WordPress, then one of the main things you need to know is how to access your WordPress admin area, as all of your website’s management and administration 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 website or blog, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a link that says “Site Admin” or “Login”. On some websites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the web site’s sidebar menu …
If the link displays on your theme, all you have to do is 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 WordPress Admin screen …
Note: The WordPress “login” link may be hidden in some themes. If you cannot see the WordPress login link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
The WordPress admin login URL typically should 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 access the login area using this address: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the WordPress login page doesn’t come up when you type in one of the URLs above into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check 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 Cannot Log Into Your Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still cannot access the WordPress login box, then you may have an issue that needs looking into further.
If you suspect that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the reason why you cannot log into your site has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials here:
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"Wow! I never knew there's so much to learn about WordPress! I bought one of the WordPress for Dummies three years ago, such authors need to be on this course!" - Rich Law, Create A Blog Now