New to WordPress? This quick tutorial shows you how to log into your WP site.
Accessing Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, things can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website has been developed using the WordPress web platform, then one of the main things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress administration dashboard, as all of your website’s admin and management tasks are controlled from this section.
Depending on the theme installed on your site, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “Site Admin” or “Log in”. On some sites, this link can be found in the Meta section of the web site’s sidebar area …
If the link is visible on your front page, simply click on it …
You will be taken to your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and click on the Log In button to access your WP Administration screen …
Note: The “log in” link is hidden in some themes. If you cannot find this link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your web browser.
The default 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://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 using this address: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you can’t see the login box when you type one of the URLs above into your browser, check that your installation URL 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 Into Your WordPress Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t see the WordPress login box, then you may need to get technical support troubleshooting the issue.
If you suspect that the reason you cannot log into your site has to do with entering an incorrect password, 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:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, go here:
"Wow! I never knew there's so much to learn about WordPress! I bought one of the WordPress for Dummies three years ago, such authors need to be on this course!" - Rich Law, Create A Blog Now
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