Having difficulties working out how to log into your WordPress site admin? This basic tutorial shows you how to access your WP login page.
Accessing Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website is built using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress control panel, as all of your website’s management is controlled from 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 WordPress theme your site uses, you may be able to log in directly from your main page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Admin-Login”. On some sites, the link can be found in the Meta section of your website’s sidebar area …
If the link displays on your home page, simply click on it …
This opens up the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration section …
Note: The WordPress “login” link can be hidden in some WordPress themes. If you cannot see your WordPress login link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your web browser.
By default, your WordPress admin login URL typically looks like this (replace ‘yourdomain’ with your actual domain):
- http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in your root directory)
- http://www.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 area by typing the following address into your browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the WordPress login area doesn’t show when you type one of the above URLs into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure 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 Can’t Log In …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the login form still doesn’t display on your browser, then you may need to get technical assistance troubleshooting the issue.
If you think that the reason you cannot log into your site 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:
If you need help finding a professional web service provider, go here:
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