How To Access Your WordPress Login Page – Quick Tutorial
As a new website owner, things can sometimes be a little confusing.
If your website is built using WordPress, then one of the main things you need to learn is how to log into your WordPress admin panel, as all of your website’s management and administration is run from this area.
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 front page.
Look for a link that says “WP-Dashboard” or “Admin-Login”. On some websites, your log in link can be found in the Meta section of the site’s sidebar menu …
If this link is visible on the theme, just click on it …
This brings up your WordPress login page. Enter your username and password, and then click on the Log In button to access your WP Dashboard …
Note: The WordPress “login” link may not be visible 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 WordPress admin login URL normally looks like this (replace ‘yourdomain’ with your actual domain):
- http://yourdomain.com/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in your root directory)
- http://yourdomain.com/subfolder/wp-login.php (if WordPress is installed in a subfolder of your domain, e.g. “blog”)
- You can access the login section by typing the following URL into your browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Note: If you cannot see the login box when you type in one of the above URLs into your web browser:
- Check that your site is working.
- Check that your WordPress installation address 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 WordPress Site …
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and the login section still doesn’t come up on your browser, then you may need to ask for technical help troubleshooting the issue.
If you think that the reason you cannot log into your WordPress site has to do with the password being incorrect, then refer to the tutorial below:
If you suspect that the issue has to do with a technical issue, then refer to the troubleshooting section here:
If you need help finding a professional technical support provider, go here:
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