‘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’ll also show you different ways to log in to your WordPress admin area.
This is a comprehensive guide. Use the table of contents to jump to the section you are most interested in:
- How to Find Your WordPress Login URL
- Using ‘Remember Me’ to Bypass Login Page in WordPress
- Adding a Login Link to Your WordPress Website
- Adding A Custom WordPress Login Form in WordPress
- Logging in to WordPress from Your Web Hosting Dashboard
- Further WordPress Login Customizations and Resources
- Troubleshooting WordPress Login Errors
If you’d prefer written instructions, just keep reading.
How to Find Your WordPress Login URL
The login page is the door between your WordPress website and the management dashboard of your site also known as the admin area. Once logged in, you can create new posts, add new pages, change your design, add plugins, and more.
On a typical WordPress install with a good WordPress hosting provider, all you need to do is add
/admin/ to the end of your site’s URL.
Don’t forget to replace ‘example.com’ with your own domain name.
Both of these URLs will redirect you to the WordPress login page.
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 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 a login on your subsequent visits for 14 days or your browser’s cookie settings.
If you keep forgetting to check the ‘Remember Me’ option during login, then you can install the Remember Me plugin. It will automatically check the remember me checkbox every time you log in to WordPress.
Adding a Login Link to Your WordPress Website
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 footer, sidebar, or menu. 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 a 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 click on the ‘Save Menu’ button.
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 WordPress.org website.
Start by going to Appearance » Widgets 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.
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 site, 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.
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’re 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 page 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 on the Home page you will be able to log in to your main site by clicking the ‘Log into WordPress’ button.
If you have multiple sites, then you should switch to the ‘My Sites’ tab. From here, you’ll see all the WordPress sites you have installed on your hosting account.
You should find the site you wish to log in to and click the ‘Manage site’ button. You’ll then find a ‘Log into WordPress’ button for that site.
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 under your hosting account.
You simply need to click the ‘WordPress Admin’ button next to the desired website.
3. WordPress Login Shortcut in WP Engine
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.
Now you just need to click the ‘WP Admin’ link at the top of the screen to be logged in to your WordPress site.
Further WordPress Login Customizations and Resources
We’ve written a lot of articles about WordPress login customization and fixing common errors.
If you are looking to create a custom WordPress login page with your branding, then see our ultimate guide on how to create a custom WordPress login page (no HTML/CSS required).
WordPress login forms can be abused by brute force attacks. If you are facing such attacks on your website, then you can add CAPTCHA to WordPress login and registration form to protect your site.
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:
- How to Fix WordPress Login Page Refreshing and Redirecting Issue
- How to Fix WordPress Keeps Logging Out Problem
- How to Fix Error Too Many Redirects Issue in WordPress