How Do I Log Into WordPress? – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, things can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website has been created using the WordPress web platform, then one of the first things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress administration area, as all of your website’s administrative tasks are performed 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 installed on your site, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a link that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some sites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar area …
If the link is visible on the theme, just click on it …
This opens up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration section …
Note: The WP “login” link may not be visible in some WordPress themes. If you cannot see your WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your browser.
By default, the WordPress admin login URL normally looks 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 also get to the login page by typing the following address into your web browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the WordPress login form when you type one of the URLs above into your web 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 Can’t Log Into WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the WordPress login page still doesn’t display on your web browser, then you may need to ask for technical help troubleshooting the issue.
If you suspect that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, then refer to 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:
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