Having difficulties working out how to log into your WordPress blog dashboard? This short tutorial for newbies shows you how to access your WordPress site’s login page.
How Do I Log Into My WordPress Admin? – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, learning your way around your website can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website has been built using the WordPress CMS platform, then one of the main things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress administration panel, as all of your website’s admin 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 WordPress theme installed on your website, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Admin-Login”. On some sites, the log in link can be found in the Meta section of your site’s sidebar area …
If this link displays on the front page, all you have to do is click on it …
And you will be taken to your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration area …
Note: The WP “login” link may not be visible in many themes. If you cannot see this link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your web browser.
By default, the WordPress admin login URL typically will 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://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 section using this address: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the login box 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 Your WordPress Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the login form still doesn’t display on your web browser, then you may need to ask for help troubleshooting the issue.
If you suspect that the issue 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 see the troubleshooting section here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, visit the site below:
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