New to WordPress? This basic tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress blog’s login page.
Where Do I Log Into WordPress? – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, things can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website is built using the WordPress web platform, then one of the main things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress administration section, as all of your website’s management and administration is run from 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 used 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 websites, the link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar menu …
If the link displays on your main page, 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 WP Admin section …
Note: The WordPress “log in” link may be hidden in many WordPress themes. If you cannot see your WordPress login link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
The WordPress admin login URL normally looks 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://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 page when you type one of the above URLs into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure 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 Your Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t see the login section, 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 refer to 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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