Can’t work out how to log into your WordPress administration area? This basic tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress blog’s login page.
How Do I Log Into My WordPress Dashboard? – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website owner, learning your way around your site can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website is created using the WordPress web platform, then one of the main things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress administration section, as all of your website’s management is 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 website, you may be able to log in directly from your main page.
Look for a link that says “Site Admin” or “Log in”. On some sites, this link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar menu …
If the link is visible on your theme, just click on it …
This brings up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration …
Note: The WordPress “log in” link can be hidden in some WordPress themes. If you cannot find this link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
The 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 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 section using this address: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the login box when you type in one of the above URLs into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure that the location 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 Into WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the WordPress login section still does not come up on your web browser, then you may need assistance or support troubleshooting the issue.
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 think that the reason why you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting section here:
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