February 14, 2020 at 11:45 pm #85861ChinomnsoParticipant@chinomnso
Some WordPress newbies have a hard time logging in to WordPress because they do not know the WordPress admin URL. This article explains how to find your WordPress login URL.
Finding the admin URL for WordPress is important because that is the route through which you go to the administrative dashboard of your WordPress website. Once you’re logged in as an administrator, you can create, edit and delete pages and posts, add and remove plugins and update your themes. Long story short, logging in as an administrator allows you to manage your site.
On a fresh WordPress site, one without any modifications to the admin URL, you should be able to access your login page simply by appending /login or /admin to the website’s URL. Here’s what the URL should look like if you append any of the options just mentioned.
Using any of the links above will redirect you to the WordPress login page. But if for any reason the login page doesn’t come up, you can append /wp-admin. The final URL should look something like this:
When WordPress Is Installed In A Subdirectory Or Subdomain
If you installed WordPress in a subdirectory like http://www.example.com/blog, simply append any of the options above to the full URL to the root of your WordPress installation. Here are some examples below:
In other cases, you may have installed WordPress on a subdomain. Then you can access it using a URL like this:
When you login through a URL like the one above, you will be redirected to the WordPress admin area of your site which is within the wp-admin directory. You can gain direct access to this directory by using a URL like the following:
Using a URL like the ones above would make WordPress check if you were already logged in and if you still have an active session. If both conditions are met, it redirects you to the dashboard. If, however, you are not logged in, you will be redirected to the WordPress login page.
How To Remember The WordPress Login Page
If you have a hard time remembering your WordPress login URL, you could simply add it to your browser’s bookmarks. Or you could add it as a menu option in your website’s header or footer. This can be done by going to Appearance >> Menus in your WordPress admin area. On the left side of the page, click on Custom Links tab and add your WordPress login link. Add the link text which can be something like “Login” in the appropriate field and click the Add to Menu button. Then, click Save Menu at the bottom right side of the page.
Another option would be to use the built-in WordPress widget, Meta. Activating it on your website adds a link to the site’s login page, a link to the register page (if you have allowed sign-ups), RSS links and a link to WordPress.org. You can find this in Appearance >> Widgets. Drag the meta widget to an appropriate widget area.
Use “Remember Me” To Bypass The WordPress Login Page
On the WordPress login page, you would find a checkbox labelled Remember Me. If you check this box prior to your login, you will be able to access the admin area for a while without having to login.
Some persons may have a hard time remembering to check the Remember Me checkbox before logging in. If you’re one of them, you can install the Always Remember Me plugin from the WordPress plugin repo. This plugin, once activated, would automatically check the Remember Me checkbox when you login to WordPress.
If you have multiple users, you may wish to add a link to your website, or a login form on your sidebar. A good plugin for this would be the Sidebar Login plugin which adds a WordPress login form to your sidebar.