If you’re new to WordPress, you might be wondering how to login to your WordPress website.
Although there are several different ways you can log in to your site, logging in to the WordPress dashboard using your website’s URL is the simplest, most direct way.
In this post, I’ll show you how to do it!
1. Access Your WordPress Login Area
Accessing your WordPress login area should be pretty easy.
Simply enter your URL into the address bar followed by “/wp-admin”
If for some reason that doesn’t work, you can try any of the following:
Make sure you change “yourwebsite.com” with your own domain name.
You should then see the following WordPress login area:
Don’t click the blue “Log in with WordPress.com” button.
Instead, click the “Log in with username and password” link.
2. Log In Using Your WordPress Credentials
You should now see the following login area:
QUICK TIP: Before entering your credentials, I recommend bookmarking this page to your browser’s bookmark bar to make it easier to find in the future.
Once you’ve done that, enter your WordPress username or email address and your password. Then check off the “Remember Me” box and click the blue “Log In” button.
If you forgot your username and password, click here for instructions on how to attain them.
3. Access Your WordPress Dashboard
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll then be able to access your WordPress dashboard!
You should now see a dashboard that looks similar to this:
Keep in mind your particular WordPress dashboard may look slightly different depending on how new your account is and which WordPress plugins you have installed.
Now you can manage and update your site however you’d like! 🙂
If you don’t know your login credentials, no worries! Here are three things you can do to attain them.
1. Check Your Email
Your username and password should have been set up when you signed up for hosting and installed WordPress. Once WordPress was installed, you should have received your login credentials from WordPress via email, so you can always search your email inbox to see if you can find them.
NOTE: Your WordPress login credentials will probably be different than your hosting login credentials.
2. Check with Your Website Designer
If you had a website designer set up your website for you, you could also ask them for your login credentials (they will usually let you know what these are after your site goes live.)
3. Reset Your Password Yourself
You could also get into your WordPress dashboard by resetting your WordPress admin password.
To do this, enter your URL into the address bar followed by “/wp-admin”
You will come to the WordPress login area.
Click on the “Lost your password?” link at the bottom.
Enter your email address and click the blue “Get New Password” button.
You should then receive an email with a link in it that allows you to reset your WordPress password.
Once you’ve done that, you can come back to the WordPress login area and log in using your email and new password!
TIP: Make sure to save your website’s login credentials somewhere for future use!
How to Add a New User to WordPress
If you’d like to add a new user or update any login credentials in general, you can do that right in the WordPress dashboard.
In the sidebar, click on “Users” > Add New
You should come to a screen that looks like this:
Enter the appropriate information and then select the role (the administrator role has the highest level of permissions).
Then click the “Add New User” button to complete the setup!
Different User Roles
User roles give different permissions to users you allow into the backend of the website. The administrator role has the highest level of permissions such as adding/removing users, plugins, and other technical modifications.
Other roles can choose from are Editor, Author, Contributor, or Subscriber.
- Administrator has access to all the administration features within a single site.
- Editor can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users.
- Author can publish and manage their own posts.
- Contributor can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
- Subscriber can only manage their profile.
After this is all done, an email will be sent to the user (as long as you selected to Send User Notification) with their password and other account information.
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