New to WordPress? This short tutorial for newbies shows you how to access your WP login page.
How Do I Log Into WordPress? – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, learning your way around your site can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website is built using the WordPress web platform, then one of the first things you need to know is how to log into your WordPress admin section, as all of your website’s administrative tasks are carried out in this area.
Depending on the WordPress theme installed on your website or blog, you may be able to log in directly from your front page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Login”. On some sites, your login link can be found in the Meta section of your website’s sidebar menu …
If this link is visible on the home page, all you have to do is click on it …
This opens up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WordPress Administration …
Note: The “login” link can be hidden in some themes. If you cannot see this link on your website, then you will need to type your WordPress admin login URL into your web browser.
By default, your WordPress admin login URL normally will 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 by typing the following address into your browser: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If the WordPress login page doesn’t display when you type one of the URLs above into your web browser, make sure that your WordPress installation address 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 In …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the login section still does not display on your web browser, then you may have an issue that requires technical support.
If you think that the issue has to do with the password being incorrect, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the reason why you cannot log into your site has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting tutorials inside the WPTrainMe Member’s area (registered WPTrainMe members only). For more details about WPTrainMe, go here:
If you need help finding a professional technical support provider, visit the site below:
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