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Accessing Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website owner, learning your way around your site can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website has been built using the WordPress web platform, then one of the main things you need to know is how to access your WordPress control section, as all of your website’s management and administrative tasks are controlled from this area.
Depending on the WordPress theme installed on your site, you may be able to log in directly from your main page.
Look for a link that says “Site Admin” or “Login”. On some websites, the log in link can be found in the Meta section of the website’s sidebar area …
If the link displays on the theme, all you have to do is click on it …
This brings up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WP Administration …
Note: The WP “log in” link may be hidden in some WordPress themes. If you cannot see the WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your web browser.
Your WordPress admin login URL normally will look like this:
- 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 URL into your browser: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the login form 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 Cannot Log In …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t access the login area, then you may need to get help troubleshooting the issue.
If you think that the issue has to do with entering an incorrect password, then see the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, visit the site below:
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