How to Log In to WordPress

If you just created a website for your business or company, hurray — you’re one step into succeeding online. What’s more, if you created your website with WordPress, then you’re a part of the four out of ten people who use WordPress.

As a beginner, you might find it overwhelming to log in to WordPress for the first time. If you read on, you’ll find that it’s straightforward to grasp. Let’s go over the essentials of logging into WordPress and accessing your admin dashboard.

How to Find Your WordPress Login?

Before you get to log into your dashboard, you must first install WordPress. You can do this manually or let Scala Hosting’s SPanel automatically run it for you.

Let’s talk about the various ways to log in to your WordPress.

Option 1: URL Login

You set your WordPress admin login details during WordPress installation. So, if your hosting provider is Scala Hosting, all you have to do after installation will be to edit your website URL

Adding /admin/, /login/, or /wp-admin to the end of  your website’s URL will redirect you to the login page

Here’s what it should look like:

  • www.mywebsitename.com/admin/
  • www.mywebsitename.com/login/
  • www.mywebsitename.com/wp-admin

These (modified) URL links will redirect you to the WordPress admin login page. 

However, if you were previously logged in, then www.mywebsitename.com/wp-admin and www.mywebsitename.com/admin/ will log you in through a previous session.

Remember to substitute  “mywebsitename.com” with the (domain) name of your website and tick the “Remember Me” option to stay logged in. Depending on how you set your cookies, you’ll stay logged in for a few days.

How to Log In to WordPress

Nevertheless, some reasons might prevent your WordPress admin login URL from working properly. If you experience this problem, use the URL below to log in successfully

www.mywebsitename.com/wp-login.php  

Option 2: WordPress Front End Login

Some WordPress themes provide a login button or login form at the front end to make login easy for you.

Click the login button to go to a Login Admin page, then fill in the username and password you created when installing your WordPress.

Once your login is successful, you’ll have access to your dashboard (backend).

Option 3: Logging into WordPress with a Subdirectory

Did you install your WordPress in a sub-folder like /WordPress/?

Then your login URL will be like this:

www.mywebsitename.com/wordpress/wp-admin

If you installed WordPress on a sub-domain, like “support” or “blog,” then use any of the URLs to access your WordPress login area. 

  • www.support.websitename.com/wp-admin
  • www.blog.websitename.com/login
  • www.blog.websitename.com/wp-login.php

We recommend you change your login URL for better security since it’s the default login URL for everyone. 

You can do this manually or through a suitable plugin.

Other Ways to Login to WordPress Admin Page

In addition to the login directions above, you can also access your WordPress admin page easily through the other ways below.

Bookmark WordPress Login page URL 

Bookmark WordPress admin login URL to the browser’s bookmark bar by holding down the keys, CMD + D (on Mac) or Ctrl + D (on PC), on your keyboard. 

Alternatively, click on a star-button at the right upper part of your browser to add the bookmark.

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Add a Login Link to the Website Menu

Copy the WordPress Login URL and login into your admin dashboard. Click on Appearance.

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Then select Menu from the options.

How to Log In to WordPress

To add the login link, go to ‘Add menu items’ and click ‘Custom Links.’

How to Log In to WordPress

Name the URL and click ‘Add to Menu.’

How to Log In to WordPress

The Menu structure will indicate that the link will appear at the footer menu of your front end.

How to Log In to WordPress

Click “Save menu” when you’re done.

Meta Widget

Go to ‘Appearance’ on your Dashboard and click on ‘Widget.’

How to Log In to WordPress

Go to ‘Meta’ and save the URL under ‘Title.’ 

How to Log In to WordPress

Remember to choose where you want it to appear (such as the sidebar or footer).

How to Access your WordPress Admin Dashboard?

Since you know how to find the WordPress admin login page, let’s look at how you can access your dashboard

On the WordPress login page, fill in your WordPress Username or Email Address and Password. (the one you created during website installation).  After typing in the required details, check the “Remember Me” box and click “Log In.”

Alternatively, you can install an “Always Remember Me” plugin to automatically check the “Remember Me” box each time you log in to WordPress. 

Wrap Up

Now you know how to log into your new WordPress account, you can manage multiple websites with free CDN and SSL via your SPanel. This will reduce the chances of forgetting your password or having to remember login URLs.

Rado

Author

Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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