How to Find the WordPress Login URL: Beginner’s Guide

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WordPress makes it real easy for beginners to set up a website in a jiffy. But after that, how do you log in to your brand new website? This post will show you how to find your WordPress login URL.

The simplest way to find your WordPress login URL is to add /admin to the end of your site URL. For example, if your WordPress site is www.mywebsite.com, you can access your login page by visiting www.mywebsite.com/admin. If you are not logged in, WordPress will automatically redirect you to the WordPress admin login page.

Or, you can head straight to the login page by adding /wp-login.php to the end of your site. For example www.mywebsite.com/wp-login.php.

However, there are some situations where this might not work, so let’s go over some other ways to find your WordPress login URL…

Other ways to find the WordPress login URL

The tactic above works in 95% of situations, but there are a few scenarios where it won’t work.

Specifically, it won’t work if you installed WordPress in a sub-directory or on a subdomain. In that case, you’ll need to add the sub-directory name at the end of the site URL or add the subdomain name at the start of the URL.

For example, if you installed WordPress at blog.mywebsite.com, you can log in by visiting blog.mywebsite.com/admin.

Or, if you installed WordPress at www.mywebsite.com/blog, you can log in by visiting www.mywebsite.com/blog/admin.

If you’re not sure where you installed WordPress, you can:

  • Check your hosting dashboard. Many hosts list the direct URL of your WordPress installation.
  • Ask your host’s support for help.

How to remember the WordPress login URL

To help you remember the login URL, you can add the login page URL to bookmarks in your browser.

Another option is to add a link to the menu, footer or sidebar of your website. Here’s how:

  • Go to Appearance → Menus → Link tab
  • Add your login link
  • Click Add to Menu
  • Save

OR

  • Go to Appearance → Widgets
  • Drag the Meta to any widget ready area on your website such as sidebar or footer
How to find your WordPress login URL

When you log in, you can also check the Remember Me box so that you stay logged in.

how to find your WordPress login URL

If you wish, you can also add a login form to your sidebar. This is helpful if you’ve got a number of users accessing the login page.

The Sidebar Login plugin can help you with this.

Enhance and secure your login process

Now that you see how easy it is to find your WordPress login URL, you’ll also understand how easy it is for malicious elements to enter your website as well. So, here are a few tips for how you can enhance and secure your login page.

First, you can customize your login page. Besides helping with security, it also helps to brand your website.

Then, you can further enhance security on your login page by:

In case you hide your login URL using a plugin, take care to remember the new login address. If you happen to forget, try retrieving it from the bookmarks in your browser or browsing history.

If for some reason, that’s not an option, you’ll need to:

  • Connect to your site via FTP.
  • Delete the plugin from your wp-contents folder.

This will restore access to your site using the normal login URL.

So, you see, it’s not all that hard to find your WordPress login URL. And once you’re there, there’s a lot you can do to customize the login page or to protect your WordPress website.

Do you have any additional questions about how to find the login URL and log in to your WordPress site? Ask away in the comments!

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