How To Log Into WordPress
Can’t work out how to log into your WordPress admin area? This quick tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress site’s login page.
How To Log Into WordPress
If you are a new website owner, learning your way around your website can get a little confusing.
If your website runs on WordPress, one of the first things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress admin area. All of your website’s management and administration tasks are run from this area of your site.
To log in, you will need your username and password. You should have received your login details from your site administrator or website developer after the WordPress site installation process.
Depending on the WordPress theme used to power your website, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a link that says “Log in” or something similar. On some websites, your login link can be found in the Meta section of your site’s sidebar.
If the link is visible on your theme’s home page, all you have to do is click on it.
You will be taken to the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress admin section.
Note: The WordPress login link may be hidden in some WordPress themes. If you cannot see the WordPress login link on your website, you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your web browser.
The default WordPress admin login URL normally looks like this (replace ‘yourdomain.com’ 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. “yourdomain.com/blog”)
- You can also access the login page by typing the following URL into your web browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the WordPress login form when you type in one of the above URLs into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure that your WordPress installation address is correct. If not, contact your site administrator.
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 log 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 WordPress
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t access the WordPress login section, then you may need assistance or support.
If you suspect that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, see this tutorial: How To Reset Your WordPress Password
If you suspect the problem is related to a technical issue, then refer to our troubleshooting tutorials here:
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