New to WordPress? This quick tutorial for WP newbies shows you how to access your WP login page.
How To Access Your WordPress Dashboard – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, learning your way around your website can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website is created using the WordPress CMS platform, then one of the first things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress administration panel, as all of your website’s administrative tasks are carried out in this section.
Depending on the theme your website or blog uses, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Admin-Login”. On some websites, the log in link can be found in the Meta section of your website’s sidebar menu …
If the link is visible on the front page, just click on it …
This opens up the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration screen …
Note: The WP “log in” link may not be visible in some themes. If you cannot see this link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
Your WordPress admin login URL typically looks like this:
- 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 access the login section by typing the following address into your web browser: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the WordPress login box when you type in one of the URLs above into your browser, check that the location of your WordPress installation 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 Can’t Log Into Your Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still cannot access the login section, then you may have an issue that needs looking into further.
If you think that the reason you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with the password being incorrect, then see the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress provider, go here:
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