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Where Do I Log Into My WordPress Dashboard? – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, things can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website has been developed using the WordPress web platform, then one of the main things you need to know is how to access your WordPress admin panel, as all of your website’s administration is carried out in this area.
Depending on the WordPress theme installed on your website, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Login”. On some websites, this link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar area …
If this link is visible on your 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 WP Administration …
Note: The WordPress “log in” link may not be visible in many WordPress themes. If you cannot see this link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your browser.
The WordPress admin login URL typically will look like this:
- http://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 area using this URL: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the WordPress login form when you type one of the URLs above into your web browser, check that your installation URL is correct.
Also, 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 Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t access the WordPress login page, then you may have an issue that requires troubleshooting.
If you think that the reason why you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with the password being incorrect, then see the tutorial below:
If you think that the reason why you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials inside the WPTrainMe Member’s area (registered WPTrainMe members only). For more details about WPTrainMe, go here:
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