Beginner users interacting with WordPress go through a hard time logging in to their accounts. In this article, I’ll explain how to find your WordPress login URL and a few other essential things that need to be highlighted regarding the login process.
Let’s start from the beginning.
Importance of the WordPress Login
After installing WordPress, you’ll gain access to your website’s admin dashboard, where you have the opportunity to set up your site as you need and change a few things.
This would be impossible if you had no access to the admin pages. The login page is what keeps you—and others—from accessing the management “side” of your WordPress site.
It is virtually impossible to take full control of your site/blog if you have no access to the admin area.
But where is this WordPress login page located?
How to Find Your WordPress Login Url:
The WordPress login page can be reached by adding /login/, /admin/, or /wp-login.php at the end of your site’s URL.
If you installed WordPress on a subdirectory (www.yoursite.com/wordpress/) or subdomain (blog.yoursite.com/), add one of the three paths at the very end of your URL such as: www.yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-login.php or blog.yoursite.com/wp-login.php
How to Find the WordPress Login URL
Finding the WordPress login page is probably more straightforward than you’d expect. On a fresh WordPress installation, adding /admin/ (e.g.: www.yourawesomesite.com/admin/) or /login/ (e.g.: www.yourawesomesite.com/login/) at the end of your website’s URL will redirect you to the login page.
Usually, these two should directly take you to your WordPress login page. In case this doesn’t happen, there is an additional way to reach your login page: you can add /wp-login.php at the end of the URL, like in this example: www.awesomesite.com/wp-login.php.
How to Find the WordPress Login URL on a Subdirectory or Subdomain
All of this works for a standard and new WordPress installation. But there’s a chance you might have installed WordPress on a subdirectory of your domain such as www.yourawesomesite.com/wordpress/ or a WordPress subdomain such as blog.yourawesomesite.com/.
If that’s the case, you’ll need to append one of the aforementioned paths right after the subdirectory or subdomain’s closing slash, i.e. the / symbol, to get something like this:
No matter which one you’re using, any of them should take you to your WordPress login page. If you don’t want to forget about it, bookmark your preferred URL.
Alternatively, there is a “Remember Me” option in the WordPress login form, which will allow you to stay logged in and reach the admin dashboard for a few days without the need to log in again (based on how your cookies are set):
Logging in via the WordPress login page is a crucial yet easy task to do. If nothing wrong and/or malicious is happening on your site, you’ll need your email address/username and your password.