WordPress is undoubtedly the best blogging platform that comes for free! About a decade ago, when I was new to WordPress, many a times I also wondered how would I login to my WordPress admin panel? Blogging newbies often forget their WordPress login URL. For such people, the default themes of WordPress come with a link to the WordPress admin URL. But most of the time, these links are removed (I would also recommend to remove the default login link from the front end of your website). Those who are in the habit of clicking the admin login link, will not remember how to go to the admin panel after the link is removed. And they will ask how to find my WordPress Login URL?
This article answers this very simple question. Although the question is simple, but it is important for the newbies!
You should use the following URL to open your WordPress admin panel:
However, some people might find the above web address a bit difficult to remember. For them, here are the simpler options:
The www.example.com/login automatically redirects to the wp-login.php file. Similarly, www.example.com/admin redirects to www.example.com/wp-admin
If you have installed WordPress in a subfolder, then the admin URL would be as below:
In case you are using a sub-domain, the WordPress admin URL would be:
Bonus TIP: You can and you should properly redirect www and non-www URLs. Select one of these forms of URL and then redirect the other one to the selected one.
OK, I have told you the location of the login page, but what if you still forget it! One of the ways to get around this problem is that you bookmark your admin login URL. In Firefox and Google Chrome just press Ctrl + D shortcut to bookmark the current page.
Although I do not recommend it but another option to easily login to your WordPress admin panel is to add a Meta widget in your sidebar. The meta widget is available under Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress dashboard. All you need to do is to drag the widget in the sidebar. This widget will show a few links —including a link for login to admin panel.
Also, if you want, you cal add the Login Link in your menu bar. For managing menu items, go to Appearance > Menus in your WordPress dashboard.
If you are bored of seeing the same default login page in WordPress, you can make it look much better! Also if you've made a website or a blog for a client, you might want to customize the login page to impress your client even further! You can change the login page background, logo image and remove back link among several other things. I will soon write a tutorial in this topic as well.
I hope now you will be able to easily access your WordPress login URL. In case you have any question related to this topic, please feel free to ask me through comments section. I will try my best to assist you. Thank you for using TechWelkin!