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.
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.
If your site is in a sub-folder, your login URL will look like this:
If your site is located in a sub-directory, you can still add /wp-admin or /admin to the end:
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:
If you site is located in a sub-folder:
Or if your site is in a sub-directory, you can still add it to the end like so:
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.