New to WordPress? This quick tutorial shows you how to access your WordPress login page.
Accessing Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, learning your way around your site can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website is developed using the WordPress CMS platform, then one of the first things you need to know is how to access your WordPress admin area, as all of your website’s administration tasks are controlled from this section.
Depending on the theme your website or blog uses, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a link that says “Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some websites, this link can be found in the Meta section of your site’s sidebar menu …
If this link is visible on the theme, just click on it …
And you will be taken to the WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WP Administration …
Note: The “log in” link may not be visible in many WordPress themes. If you cannot find the WordPress login link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress site login URL into your browser.
Your WordPress admin login URL normally should look 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 area using this address: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the WordPress login page doesn’t come up when you type in one of the above URLs into your web browser, check that the address 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 WordPress …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t access the login area, then you may need to get support troubleshooting the issue.
If you think that the reason why you cannot log into your 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 site has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress provider, visit the site below:
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