How to Find Your WordPress Login URL

If you’re new to WordPress and you’ve logged out of your own site and have no idea how to log back in again, it can be a frustrating experience.

While many themes used to feature a link to the admin login URL back in the day, it’s rare to find a theme that nowadays that does.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project I’ll show you how to quickly locate your login URL.

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Quickly and easily login in to your WordPress site.

Accessing Your Site’s Admin Area

Most people accessing their site will want to go directly to their admin area dashboard. The best way to do this is by adding /wp-admin or /admin to the end of your site’s URL.

If you’re not already logged in, WordPress will automatically prompt you to log in by displaying the login box.

www.example.com/wp-admin

If your site is in a sub-folder, your login URL will look like this:

example.com/wp-admin

If your site is located in a sub-directory, you can still add /wp-admin or /admin to the end:

blog.example.com/wp-admin

Accessing Your Site’s Login Page

You can directly access the login page for your site by adding /wp-login or /wp-login.php or /login to the end of your site’s URL:

www.example.com/wp-login.php

If you site is located in a sub-folder:

example.com/blog/wp-login.php

Or if your site is in a sub-directory, you can still add it to the end like so:

blog.example.com/wp-login.php

Customizing Your Login Page

If you are beyond basic WordPress skills and want to personalise your login page, check out How to Create a Stunning Custom WordPress Login Page.

This fantastic and indepth tutorials guides you through how to add a custom background, replace the WordPress logo with your own, customize the look of the form and remove the lost password link.

Comments (3)

  1. … or, you could just add /admin/ after the home URL, and let WordPress retrieve the admin/login URL for you.

    Don’t really know in which version this feature was added, but it works. :)

  2. On a self-hosted site running WordPress 4.0.1, blog.example.com/wp-admin brings up a “Not Found” error…at least, that’s what happens on all of my blogs.

    blog.example.com/wp-login.php does work, though.

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