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WordPress Login – How To Locate Your WordPress Login URL? – Step by Step Guide
Today, one of the most commonly asked WordPress questions is “How do I login to WordPress“. In fact, this question is often asked by beginners who may find a hard time locating the WordPress login page or URL. On the other hand, a login page is like a door between your website and management-dashboard (admin-area) and this implies that once you’re logged in, you will be able to carry-out any modifications like; creating new posts, adding new pages, changing your website design, adding new plugins and a lot more. So, in this article I have decided show the steps that you may follow when finding your WordPress login URL and I have also listed other ways of logging into your WordPress account as a beginner.
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Method-1: How to find a WordPress login link:
- Add /login/ or /admin/ to your web-domain: after buying your domain name and installing it on a good web-hosting platform, all you will need to do is to add /login/ or /admin/ at the end of your website domain or URL. For example: yourwebsite.com/admin/ or www.yourwebsite.com/login/. So, below is an illustration of both options on my website called “Booxii.com”:
Option-3: In-case the WordPress login URLs featured above don’t work properly then consider accessing your WordPress login-page using “www.websitename.com/wp-login.php“. In fact, this link is more effective than all login-links and below is an example of how this login link will work on my website Booxii.com.
#Accessing the login-page if WordPress is installed on a subdirectory:
In-case you had WordPress installed on subdirectory like; www.websitename/wordpress/, then you have to access your WordPress web login-page like below:
- yourwebsite.com/wordpress/login/ for example;
- yourwebsite.com/wordpress/wp-login.php for example:
#Accessing the login-page if WordPress is installed on a sub-domain:
In-case you had installed WordPress on a sub-domain then you can only access the login-page as shown below:
- subdomain.yourwebsitename.com/login/: for example if “yosaki-com” is the sub-domain and “booxii-com” is the website you installed on the sub-domain then the login-link will look like this: www.Yosaki.booxii.com/login/
- subdomain.yourwebsitename.com/wp-login.php: for example; www.Yosaki.booxii.com/wp-login.php
Note: once you’re logged into WordPress, you will be redirected to your WordPress admin-area of your website that is located in the wp-admin folder. However, if you want to directly access your admin-area then enter the website URL and after add /admin/ or /wp-admin/ as shown in the illustrations below:
In fact, the www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/ or http://www.yourwebsite.com/admin/ URLs will help you check if you were previously logged-in and if your admin-session is still alive. So clicking on the 2-links when you’re already logged-in will just redirect you to the WordPress dashboard. However, if your admin-session has expired then you will redirected to the WordPress login-page incase you type in these 2-links.
Method-2: How to add a WordPress login-link to website footer, sidebar or menu:
In case you find it hard to remember your WordPress login link then it’s recommended to add a WordPress login-link to your website footer, sidebar or menu as I’m going to show you in the steps below:
- Adding a WordPress login link to your website menu: in order to add a WordPress login-link to your website-menu you will need to go the admin-area or Dashboard >> Appearance >> Menus as shown in the image below.
Afterwards, click on “Custom Links” which is a located in a window that appears after clicking on “Menus” and then add your WordPress login-link and text. Afterwards, click on “Add to Menu” to add your login-link to your menu but also remember to click on “Save Menus” in order to keep your settings or changes as shown in the illustration below;
Below is an active login-option added to the menu of my website after making any necessary changes? In fact, you just have to click on the login-option to directly gain access to your login-page as shown in the illustration below.
- Adding a WordPress login-widget to your website: another great way of easily accessing your login-page is by using a default widget called “Meta“. The Meta-widget actually helps to add a link to the login-page, links to your websites RSS feeds and even links to wordpress.org. So, begin by going to the Dashboard >> Appearance >> Widgets and after drag the Meta widget your website-sidebar or any other widget-ready area as shown in the images below.
You will need to go your running website and scroll downwards in order to locate the Meta-widget as shown in image below:
Note: in case you don’t to use the Meta widget, then you can use the menu-widget which is also under the widgets-section in order to easily access your login-page. Lastly, you should know that your WordPress login-link can be added in the website footer, sidebar or any other widget-ready area on your website.
Mehtod-3: How to remember your login-page in WordPress:
- Bookmark your WordPress login-link: if you really find it hard to remember your WordPress login-link, then it’s recommended to bookmark the login-link using your browsers bookmark bar. In fact, bookmarking your login-page will enable you to easily access your login page by simply typing in “login” into the URL-bar or you may even check with your bookmarks in order to gain access to your WordPress login-page and below is an example on how to bookmark your login-page.
- Use the “Remember Me” option to bypass the WordPress login-page: on any WordPress login-page, you will see a checkbox labeled “Remember Me“. So, you just need to check this box before logging in order to enable you gain direct access to the admin-area the next time you want to enter your WordPress-account. In the Remember-me option will even enable you make subsequent visits to WordPress-account without logging in for a few days or so depending on the cookie-settings of your browser. Below is an illustration on how to check the “Remember Me” option on your WordPress login-page.
Note: in case you always forget checking the “Remember me” option while logging into your WordPress account, then you should consider installing the “Always Remember Me Plugin” because it will automatically check the “Remember me” checkbox every time you log into you WordPress account.