New to WordPress? This short tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress blog’s login page.
How To Log Into WordPress – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website is developed using the WordPress CMS platform, then one of the main things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress administration section, as all of your website’s administration tasks are carried out 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 your web site uses, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Login”. On some sites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar menu …
If this link displays on the theme, simply click on it …
And you will be taken to the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WP Administration …
Note: The “log in” link may not be visible in some WordPress themes. If you cannot see the WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site 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 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 section by typing the following address into your browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the login area doesn’t come up when you type in 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 Into WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t access the WordPress login form, then you may have an issue that requires assistance.
If you think that the reason you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with the password being incorrect, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you think that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional technical support provider, go here:
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