How to Login to the WordPress Admin Screen

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This article explains how to login to the WordPress admin screen. This page also introduces the URL of the login screen and how to solve the problem of not being able to log in.

URL of Login Screen

To access the login screen, add the following to the end of the URL of the website where you installed WordPress.

Example of Document Root

When WordPress Installed in the document root, the URL will look like the following.

https://example.com/wp-login.php
https://example.com/wp-admin/

Example of Subdirectory

When WordPress Installed in a subdirectory (wp), the URL will look something like this.

https://example.com/wp/wp-login.php
https://example.com/wp/wp-admin/

Example of Subdomain

When WordPress installed on a subdomain (ja), the URL will look like the following.

https://ja.example.com/wp-login.php
https://ja.example.com/wp-admin/

Bookmark the Login URL

Don’t forget your login URL and bookmark it in your browser.

To bookmark the login screen in Chrome or Firefox, press Ctrl + D.

How to Login to WordPress

Here are the steps to log in to the WordPress admin screen.

Access the Login Screen

Access the URL on the login screen. You will see a Username and Password entry field.

Access the Login Screen

Enter your Username and Password

  1. Enter your Username or Email Address
  2. Enter your Password
  3. Click Log in
Enter your Username and Password

Display of the Administration Screen (Dashboard)

Logged in to WordPress and got a dashboard on the admin screen.

Display of the Administration Screen (Dashboard)

Remember Me

When you log in to WordPress, if you check the Remember Me checkbox, your login will remain in place for 14 days.

If not checked, your login will only remain in place for two days. I’ll check to make sure I don’t log in again and again.

Remember Me
Figure 4.Remember Me

Record Login History

There is a plugin to keep login history.

Change the Login URL

Change the Login URL to improve security. There are plugins that change the Login URL, such as.

What to do if you can’t log in

The solution to the problem of not being able to log in to the WordPress admin screen or not seeing the login screen.

Log Out

To Log Out of WordPress, first of all, move the cursor over “Hello, ○○” in the upper right corner of the admin screen.

Click Log Out to Log out of WordPress.

Log Out
Figure 9.Log Out

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