New to WordPress? This basic tutorial for WP beginners shows you how to access your WP login page.
How Do I Log Into WordPress? – Quick Tutorial
As a new website administrator, learning your way around your website can sometimes get a little confusing.
If your website is created using the WordPress web platform, then one of the first things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress control dashboard, as all of your website’s administration tasks are carried out 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 WordPress theme used on your website, 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, your login link can be found in the Meta section of the site’s sidebar menu …
If the link displays on the theme, just click on it …
And you will be taken to your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration …
Note: The WordPress “login” link may not be visible in many WordPress themes. If you cannot find your WordPress login link on your site, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your web browser.
Your WordPress admin login URL normally looks like this (replace ‘yourdomain’ with your actual domain):
- http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in your root directory)
- http://www.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 the login page does not show when you type in one of the above URLs into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check that your installation URL 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 Cannot Log Into Your WordPress Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still can’t access the login page, then you may have an issue that requires assistance.
If you suspect that the issue has to do with the password being incorrect, then see the tutorial below:
If you think that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting section here:
If you need help finding a professional WordPress support provider, go here:
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