Need to access the admin section of your WordPress website? No wonder. It’s the main way to control the things happening both behind the scenes (backend) and the website visible to others (frontend). Among other things, it allows you to install plugins, add new admin, editor, and writer user accounts, change the website’s theme, edit the website’s source code, and much more. As such, it is a key part of any website owner and his or her associates. So, how do you go about logging in? That’s what we intend to show you. Here’s how to access the WordPress admin section.
What is the WordPress Admin Section?
The WordPress section is the back end of your WordPress website, where you make changes to your website and its configuration. It is usually located at the URL www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin. When you visit this URL, you will be able to log in to WordPress by providing the username and password you have given while installing WordPress.
The WordPress admin section is probably the most important part of your WordPress website. Almost every single setting, including the URL of your WordPress installation, can be configured if someone has access to the admin area. So it is extremely important to secure this area and prevent access whenever required.
How to log in to WordPress Admin Panel
Before you start, remember where you installed WordPress. And if you changed the WordPress login URL.
- When WordPress is installed on the root directory: Visit www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin in your browser. (To clarify, the root is the public_html directory in the hosting account Dashboard)
- If you chose a specific folder during the installation process: www.yourwebsite.com/foldername/wp-admin
- If you installed WordPress on a subdomain: Enter www.subdomainname.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin
Note: instead of wp-admin, you can use wp-admin.php, admin, or login and get the same result.
- If everything worked correctly, you should see the login section like the one in the picture below.
- Input your username or e-mail address and password. Use the ones you chose during the WordPress installation.
- Click on the Login button.
- If successful, you will be taken to the WordPress Dashboard, with Welcome to WordPress in large font and a menu on the left side.
I can’t access the WordPress Admin panel
We can think of three causes right off the bat.
- I can’t see the WordPress dashboard at the link: You installed the WordPress in a folder whose name you misspelled in the address. Or, if you aren’t the website owner, the owner might have changed the default address for security purposes, such as preventing brute force attempts.
- The username or password is incorrect: Verify the login details. These are not the same login details for the Dashboard on the websites of your hosting or domain provider. The same is true if you used an AMP or other website builders to create your website. Here’s how to reset your WordPress password with e-mail or without e-mail in case you forgot it.
- WordPress Login disabled: This is only temporary. It simply means there were too many login attempts recently, whether by you or someone else.
Well, now you know how accessing your WordPress Admin section works. Make sure to choose a complex password to prevent people from guessing your credentials.