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

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‘How do I log in to WordPress?’ That’s one of the most common WordPress questions that we get asked.

Beginners often have a hard time finding their WordPress login page URL, and this prevents them from working on their website.

In this article, we will show you how to find your WordPress login URL. We will also show you different ways to log in to your WordPress admin area.

Beginner's Guide: How to Find Your WordPress Login URL

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How to Find Your WordPress Login URL

The login page is the door between your WordPress website and the management dashboard of your site, which is also known as the admin area.

Once logged in to the WordPress admin dashboard, you can create new posts, add new pages, change your design, add WordPress plugins, and more.

On a typical WordPress install with a good WordPress hosting provider, all you need to do is add /login/ or /admin/ to the end of your site’s URL.

For example:

Don’t forget to replace ‘’ with your own domain name.

Both of these URLs will redirect you to the WordPress login page.

WordPress Login Screen

If, for some reason, your WordPress login URL is not working properly, then you can easily access the WordPress login page by going to this URL:

However, if you installed WordPress in a subdirectory such as /wordpress/, then you would need to access your WordPress blog login page like this:

If you installed WordPress on a subdomain, then you can access the WordPress admin login page like so:

Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to the WordPress admin area of your site, which is located in the wp-admin folder.

You can directly access your admin area by entering the website admin URL like this:

This URL checks if you were previously logged in and if your session is still active.

If both are true, then you will be redirected to the WordPress dashboard. If your session has expired, then you will be redirected back to the WordPress login page.

Using ‘Remember Me’ to Bypass Login Page in WordPress

On your WordPress login page, there is a checkbox labeled ‘Remember Me’.

When you check this box before you log in, it will allow you to directly access the admin area without asking for login credentials on your subsequent visits for 14 days or your browser’s cookie settings.

WordPress Login Screen's Remember Me Option

If you always want to stay logged in, then you can read our article on how to keep WordPress from forgetting you. This guide can show you how to make sure you’re always signed in using code and a plugin.

If you find it difficult to remember your WordPress login link, then we recommend you add a bookmark to your browser’s bookmark bar.

Alternatively, you can add your WordPress login link on your website header, footer, or sidebar. There are two very easy ways to do this.

Adding a Login Link to a Menu

The first option is adding your WordPress login link to the navigation menu. Simply log in to your WordPress admin area and go to Appearance » Menus.

Next, click on the ‘Custom Links’ tab to expand it and add your WordPress login link and text.

Once you are done, click on the ‘Add to Menu’ button to add this link to your menu. Also, don’t forget to save changes by clicking on the ‘Save Menu’ button.

Add Link to the Login Page in Navigation Menu

Using the Meta Widget

The second option is to use the default widget called ‘Meta’. This widget adds a link to the login page, links to your site’s RSS feeds, and a link to the website.

Start by going to Appearance » Widgets in your WordPress admin panel and click the ‘+ Block Inserter’ button. You need to find the Meta widget and drag it to your website’s sidebar or widget-ready area.

If you don’t want to use the Meta widget, then you can use the Navigation Menu widget here as well.

Adding Meta Widget to WordPress Sidebar

You can add the WordPress login link in the footer, sidebar, or any other widget-ready area in your theme.

Adding a Custom WordPress Login Form in WordPress

If you have multiple users on your WordPress blog, then it makes sense to add the WordPress login form to the sidebar or create a custom login page that matches your site’s design.

SeedProd custom login page example

There are multiple ways to do that, but we recommend using the SeedProd page builder plugin.

It allows you to create custom login pages with a drag-and-drop page builder. It includes plenty of professionally-designed templates, or you can design your own page from scratch.

You can also use WPForms to create your own custom login forms with additional form fields. It is the best WordPress contact form plugin and allows you to easily create login forms and add them anywhere on your website.

Learn more in our article on how to create a completely custom login page.

If you are looking to customize the login form just to remove the language switcher, we have a guide on that, too.

Logging in to WordPress From Your Web Hosting Dashboard

Many WordPress hosting companies provide easy shortcuts to directly access your WordPress admin area and skip the WordPress login screen altogether.

Here is how to log in to WordPress via popular hosting dashboards.

1. WordPress Login Shortcut in Bluehost

Bluehost is one of the biggest hosting companies in the world. They offer a beginner-friendly dashboard with quick shortcuts to manage your WordPress site.

Simply log in to your Bluehost dashboard and navigate to the ‘Websites’ tab. After that, locate the website you want to log in to and click ‘Edit Site’ to go to the admin area.

Accessing the WordPress dashboard from Bluehost

2. WordPress Login Shortcut in SiteGround

SiteGround also has a quick shortcut to log in to your WordPress site.

Simply log in to your SiteGround hosting dashboard and then click on the ‘Websites’ tab on the top. From here, you’ll see a list of websites you have installed on your hosting account.

SiteGround Dashboard

You simply need to click the ‘WordPress Admin’ button next to the desired website.

3. WordPress Login Shortcut in WP Engine

WP Engine is the best managed WordPress hosting company. They offer a ‘seamless login’ that will take you directly to your WordPress admin page.

Simply visit your WP Engine dashboard and then click the ‘Sites’ tab. After that, you should click the WordPress install that you’d like to access.

WordPress Login from WP Engine

Now, you just need to click the ‘WP Admin’ link at the top of the screen to be logged in to your WordPress site.

More WordPress Login Customizations and Resources

We’ve written a lot of articles about WordPress login customization and fixing common errors.

WordPress login forms can be abused by brute force attacks. If you are facing these attacks on your website, then you can add CAPTCHA authentication to WordPress login and registration forms to protect your site against hackers and bots.

We also recommend checking out our guide on how to limit login attempts in WordPress.

Troubleshooting WordPress Login Errors

Sometimes, you may encounter weird errors related to the WordPress login page. We have covered several of them in detail, along with troubleshooting tips:

We hope this article helped you learn how to find your WordPress login link. You may also want to see our step-by-step WordPress security guide and our expert picks of the best security plugins for WordPress.

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  2. anthony says

    sir, my previous admin change the login url and i dont know where is the login url, so i cannot login via /admin /wp-login.php /login /wp-admin.
    how to know what is the address? i can still access wordpress dashboard via cpanel hosting than redirect to WP, but i really want know how to directly login via WP admin login.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      It would depend on how the wp-admin was removed, you would first want to check if there is an active plugin that is hiding the wp-admin area that you can disable to return to the default admin URL.


  3. Jiří Vaněk says

    May I ask what your opinion is about changing the URL of the administration? Does it make sense from the point of view of security, e.g. against brute force attacks?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      It can help in certain situations but there are normally better security measures than changing the admin url and it can make troubleshooting errors more difficult should there be an error on the site.


  4. jaff seijas says

    I have forgotten my password. When I fill out link to send a “reset password” I never get the link in my email account (junk or inbox)…
    Can you help me?

  5. Jess says


    Thank you for the article / tutorial.

    I recently setup my multisite and subdomains; however, whenever I try to login to my subdomain admin page / dashboard, it redirects me to my primary domain.

    Do you have any suggestions as to how to resolve this issue?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You would want to check with your hosting provider to ensure there isn’t a redirect issue from their end as a starting point.


  6. Sterling says

    Hi, I have a website built and running with Word Press. I have tried all the addresses com/admin,com/wp-admin none work. I get a 404 message everytime. Can I find the WP files in my host CPanel or do I have get new WP account and set up the website again

  7. Alice Maxin says

    I joined Word Press more than a few years ago. Sadly I have not posted on my blog for a long time and I’ve forgotten a lot. First and foremost, how do I switch from to

  8. Riya Paran says

    I want to know all the above pictures mentioned in post is it or

  9. Elliot Lucio Berton says

    Hello, I have edited my wp-login.php page, and I have tried adding it to my menu with custom link, so that unlogged users could access and log in there, but, whenever I add it it only becomes a visible option to already logged in users, and I would like to make it visible to all users (be logged in or not), how could I do that?

  10. Bailey Arnold says

    I have changed my WordPress address URI and cannot login nor access the administration screen. I can still can access the login page. I am very new to this and I have tried to go to wp-login.php for help, but I am very confused as to what to do next because it doesn’t take me to a site. Can you please break the steps down for me to get this fixed? I am so stressed out.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If you reach out to your hosting provider they should be able to help otherwise you would need to edit your phpMyAdmin and go into your options table to edit the site’s address and URL there


  11. Moses Alex says

    hello sir or mam i have a problem that i can’t solve it yet because it’s outta my mind problem is that my wordpress password is not matched but the password is correct. what should i do?

  12. cMan says

    Nice Article, Thank you!
    But I don’t like the default WordPress login page. How can I redesign it? Or maybe create a separate page.

  13. Linda Cockle says

    Good afternoon. I set up a WordPress site last year but then got really busy. I have come back to it now to continue developing my site and to my horror I cannot find my WP login details. I can get into the site through Bluehost, but I understand that is not acceptable long term. Is there anyway you can help me, I have tried everything I can think of. Many thanks Linda

  14. Jordan Meola says

    Hello! Thanks for the helpful info!

    I’m having a bit of a unique issue and I wondered if you might know a solution… my WordPress site no longer has a host. My previous host just canceled my service this past week. Is there still a way to access my WordPress admin panel?


    • WPBeginner Support says

      No, if your site is no longer hosted you would not have access to it. If you reach out to your old host they may be able to create a backup of your site for you


  15. Sonya Hoshmand says

    Hi there,
    I am trying to help my friend with her website. She doesn’t know what her login information is. How can she regain access to make adjustment to her site?

  16. Stac says

    Hi there! Never hand an issue logging in before. Today I received a message that says page cannot be displayed, please contact your service provider. Two questions, what if you do not know who your service provider is and could this be the result of someone else messing with the account? For example could this happen if some else had access too it? Thanks so much!

  17. Annie says

    Hi there,
    Thanks for posting this article. However, I’m experiencing a problem logging in. I was logged in earlier today. Now when I go back to login – trying wp-login/admin/login options – I keep getting

    ‘No results found’ the page you requested could not be found’

    I am using the same login options as my successful login earlier today.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      if you have not tried them, wp-login.php and wp-admin are also good links to try and should they not work you may want to reach out to your hosting provider’s support for them to take a look should this be a hiccup from their end.


  18. kartheek kumar says

    I have domain, user id, pass word. when I login to the WordPress,
    it shows
    “This site is not secure
    This might mean that someone’s trying to fool you or steal any info you send to the server. You should close this site immediately.”
    help me to solve this problem.

  19. Jakolien says

    Hi, thank you for this, but now struggling to log in:
    ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output.
    What can I do, tried changing cookies settings in browser.

  20. helge says

    the information here given on how to login to your admin site does not funtion. All I get is a page with options to create a wordpress web site!! Help.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      That message normally happens if your site is not connected to a database. You may want to check with your hosting provider to ensure your wp-config file is set up correctly.


  21. helge says

    I have a web site which was set up by a friend. He managed it extremely well. He sent me a link and I could update information and blogs from my computer in Durban. He lives in Cape town. However due to varying circumstances the domain was converted to my ownership. BUT I now do not know how to access the admin page so that I can do what |I used to do etc. My host have sent me video tutorials but I am on a very limited data budget. Also they then sent me the WRITTEN INFO but this still does not help. So HOW do I access the admin page?/

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If your domain is still pointing toward your site’s host then you should be able to use the method in this article to get to your login page and when you log in you will be able to get to your admin area


  22. Stanley Dub says

    I maintain a website for my solo law practice, I used wordpress to edit my site for several years. Recently I changed hosting and moved the ownership of the site to me. Now I can no longer use wordpress. If I try to use the admin feature I get an error message 404, that thew website cannot be found. What gives?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      For a starting pont, you would want to check with your hosting provider that the WordPress site was transferred over correctly.


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    Brief but very precise information… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

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    It’s hard to find educated people in this particular subject,
    however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

  25. Mike Wong says


    I have trouble to find the wordpress login page.
    I have try your suggestions above .com/admin, .com/wp-admin, .com/login, .com/wp-login.

    All the message said Page not found.

    Please help me to solve this.
    Thanks for your help.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If your site is installed in a subfolder such as then you may want to try placing the /wp-login.php after the folder name


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