After setting up your WordPress hosting, I often get asked “How do I login to WordPress?”. Don’t worry, it’s a common question, and we’re here to help you out.
It’s not as simple as going to WordPress.org and logging in like you would with a website building like Wix. However, it’s not difficult once you know how.
We’ll explain the purpose of your WordPress login URL, how to find your WordPress login URL, and how to create your own custom WordPress login URL.
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How To Find Your WordPress Login Link
With most WordPress installations, you can access your WordPress admin area by adding /admin or /login to the end of your URL. For example:
Both URLs will direct you to the same WordPress login page. However, if for some reason this doesn’t work, you can access the WordPress login page by typing www.yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php
If your WordPress install is located in a subdirectory, you’ll need to access your WordPress login page using one of these options:
How To Remember The WordPress Login Page
With hundreds of URLs and websites to remember, I wouldn’t blame you if you found it difficult to remember your WordPress login link. The easiest way to remember it is by adding a bookmark to your browser.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to clog up your bookmark bar, you can add your WordPress link to your website’s footer, sidebar, or menu.
Adding Your WordPress Link To Menu
To add your WordPress link to your menus, you’ll need to login to your WordPress admin area, then follow these easy steps:
- Navigate to Appearance > Menus
- Click on the Link tab
- Add your WordPress login link and text
- Click Add To Menu
- Click Save Menu
Adding Your WordPress Link To Widgets
You can use the default widget in WordPress called Meta. This adds a link to the login page, connects to your site’s RSS feeds, and includes a link to WordPress.org.
- Navigate to Appearance > Widgets
- Drag the meta widget to your website’s sidebar
- Add the WordPress login link in the footer, sidebar, or elsewhere
Use Remember Me
On your WordPress login page you may have noticed there’s a checkbox called Remember me. If you check this box before you login to WordPress, after entering in your login details, you’ll be able to access the admin area without logging in.
This setting will remain for 14 days, or a different amount depending on your browser’s cookie settings.
Add A Custom WordPress Login Form
If you want to customize your WordPress login page, you can do this. Some people like to match their site’s design and theme, whereas others may want a completely different looking login page.
There are various ways you can do this, but there’s a great plugin called Theme My Login which allows you to create custom login pages. Installing the plugin is simple, and you can add the widget to your website’s sidebar with ease.
Login to WordPress from Your Hosting Dashboard
You can login to your WordPress admin area by accessing it via your web hosting account. Many WordPress hosting companies provide easy access to this which can be found in your account details.
To make things a little easier, we’ve create a step by step guide for some of the most popular WordPress hosting companies.
Bluehost WordPress Login
Bluehost is one of the few web hosts recommended by WordPress. They offer cheap WordPress hosting with a user-friendly dashboard.
To access your WordPress website, you’ll first need to login to your Bluehost account. Next, follow these quick steps to login to WordPress:
- Click on My Sites from the Bluehost menu on the left-hand side of your dashboard
- Hover over the WP site you want to login to and select Manage Site
- Select Log in to WordPress
SiteGround WordPress Login
SiteGround is another host that’s recommended by WordPress. While they are substantially more expensive than other hosting companies, SiteGround are well-known for their super-fast web servers and reliable hosting.
- Login to your SiteGround account
- Select the Websites tab from the top bar
- Click on WordPress Kit on your website
- Choose WordPress Admin on the popup screen