New to WordPress? This basic tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress login page.
How To Log Into WordPress – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, learning your way around your website can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website is built using the WordPress web platform, then one of the main things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress admin dashboard, as all of your website’s admin is 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 theme your website or blog uses, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a link that says “Site Admin” or “Log in”. On some sites, the link can be found in the Meta section of your site’s sidebar menu …
If this link is visible on the main page, simply click on it …
This brings up the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WP Administration …
Note: The WP “log in” link may be hidden in many WordPress themes. If you cannot find your WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
By default, the WordPress admin login URL typically looks 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 also get to the login page using this URL: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the WordPress login section does not display when you type one of the URLs above into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure that your WordPress installation address 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 In …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the WordPress login section still doesn’t display on your screen, then you may need 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 see the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the reason you cannot log into your site has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, visit the site below:
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