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If you’re a beginner to WordPress and struggling to find where to log into your Admin Dashboard, don’t worry, we got you covered.

It’s as simple as adding /wp-admin, /admin or /login to the end of your website’s URL.

Here’s an example:

http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/

These 2 alternatives also work,

http://www.yourwebsite.com/admin/
http://www.yourwebsite.com/login/

However, if for some reason those options don’t work and you’re presented with a 404 error (not found), you can log in using the file path for the login page.

http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php

Sub-directories

If your website is installed in a sub-directory of your domain you will need add the path to that directory.

For example:

http://www.yourdomain.com/website/wp-admin/

Sub-domains

However, if your site is installed on a sub-domain the procedure is similar but slightly different.

You need to add the sub-domain URL before the domain name and the admin login URL after the domain.

For example:

http://website.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/

Enter your login credentials

Once you’ve accessed the login page you’ll be presented with 2 fields.

Username or email and your password.

WordPress Login Page

Once you’ve successfully logged on, you will be redirected to your Admin Dashboard where you can edit and create posts, pages, widgets and the general administration settings of your website.

It will look something like this.

WordPress Admin Dashboard

Bookmark your admin login page

In order not to forget your login page and to make it easier the next time you log in, you can bookmark the login page with your browser.

Most browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge provide a small star icon at the top right hand corner of your browser window to bookmark websites.

Here is an example for the Chrome browser.

Bookmark WordPress login page

Use the Meta widget

A second but maybe less desirable option is to use the default Meta widget. This widget adds a link to the login page, links to your site’s RSS feeds, and a link to WordPress.org website.

Start by going to Appearance » Widgets and drag the meta widget to your website’s sidebar or widget-ready area.

WordPress Meta Widget

The downside is that it will appear on the front-end of your website and you website visitors will see this widget.

Bypass the login page

If you want to save time you can select Remember Me on the login page so that you’ll be automatically logged in the next time you return.

Select Remember Me to not have to re-enter your password each time

However, this will depend on your cookie settings. If you delete your browser cookies and cache, this will not longer work until you select Remember Me and log in again.

We hope you found this useful, if you have any questions or comments use the form below.

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Published by Hans Desjarlais

Founder @ Themely, entrepreneur and travel addict. Always learning, maverik at heart, speaks 3 languages and hope's to go to space one day.

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