Accessing Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
If you are a new website administrator, things 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 log into your WordPress admin section, as all of your website’s admin and management tasks are controlled from 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 theme installed on your website, you may be able to log in directly from your home page.
Look for a hyperlink that says “Dashboard” or “Log in”. On some websites, the link can be found in the Meta section of your site’s sidebar menu …
If this link displays on the theme, just 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 WP Administration …
Note: The “login” link may not be visible in some 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 browser.
By default, the 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 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 cannot see the WordPress login page when you type in one of the above URLs into your browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Make sure that the location of your WordPress installation 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 Can’t Log Into Your Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you still cannot see the WordPress login form, then you may need assistance or support troubleshooting the issue.
If you suspect 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 issue has to do with a technical issue, then see the troubleshooting tutorials here:
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"I have used the tutorials to teach all of my clients and it has probably never been so easy for everyone to learn WordPress ... Now I don't need to buy all these very expensive video courses that often don't deliver what they promise." - Stefan Wendt, Internet Marketing Success Group