You’ve created a WordPress account, and now you’re trying to access it again. So how do you find your WordPress login URL? WordPress beginners frequently wonder the same thing. By default, your WordPress login URL is your domain name plus the slug /wp-admin/ (e.g., yourdomain.com/wp-admin/).
If you’re not having any luck with /wp-admin/, chances are your site may be using a custom WordPress login URL. This could happen as a security measure from, say, a WordPress theme or plugin you installed. In this case, you can access your WordPress account logging into your web hosting account.
- Auto-generated WordPress login URL: Your domain name plus /wp-admin/ (e.g., www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/)
- Through your web host: Failing the auto-generated WordPress log in, you can log in to WordPress from your web host cPanel.
Pro tip: After logging in to your WordPress dashboard, change your WordPress login URL to help secure your site and reduce cyberattack vulnerabilities.
Log In Using the WordPress Login URL
Every new WordPress site automatically uses the login URL /wp-admin/. If you haven’t tried this already, open a new window or tab, type in your domain name (www.yourdomain.com) plus the /wp-admin slug (e.g., www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/), and click enter. If this brings you to the WordPress login page, enter your username (or email address used to create the account) and password.
If this doesn’t bring you to a login page or you don’t know your login information, skip to the next section to learn how to log in through your web host.
Here are the three steps to logging in to your WordPress account using /wp-admin/:
- Open a new window or tab
- Type in your domain name plus /wp-admin/ and press enter
- Enter your login credentials
Log In to WordPress From Your Web Host
If you can’t manage to log in using /wp-admin/, then the next avenue is to log in through your web hosting provider. To do this, navigate to your web host. This might be, for example, Bluehost, DreamHost, GoDaddy, InMotion, or SiteGround. Log in to that account. This will bring you to your user dashboard/cPanel. From there, find your connected domains or websites (if that’s an option).
- Navigate to your web host (e.g., Bluehost, DreamHost, or InMotion)
- Log in to your web hosting account/cPanel
- Go to your connected domains (or websites, if available)
How to Find Your WordPress Login URL With Bluehost
If you’re one of the 2 million domains hosted with Bluehost, then you can easily log in to your WordPress account through your Bluehost dashboard. To do this, go to Bluehost.com and log in to your account. Then, navigate to “Websites” from the left-hand menu. Find the website you want to log in to and click the “Log in” button.
Here’s how to log in to WordPress through Bluehost in three simple steps:
1. Log In to Your Bluehost Account
Go to Bluehost.com and sign in to your account by clicking “Login” from the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.
2. Find the WordPress Site You Want to Log In To
After logging in to your Bluehost account, you will be brought to your user dashboard. If you only have one website connected to your Bluehost account, then you will see that site front and center, along with a “Log in to WordPress” button. Click that to go to your WordPress account.
If you have multiple websites connected to your Bluehost account, then navigate to the left-hand side of the screen and select “Websites.” Find the WordPress website you want to log in to and click the corresponding “Log in” button.
3. Enter Your WordPress Login Information
You may find that this automatically logs you into your WordPress account. If not, you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Here, you can make a note of your WordPress login URL by looking at the address bar. Alternatively, bookmark this page so you can easily navigate to it in the future without accessing it through your Bluehost account.
How to Find Your WordPress Login URL With DreamHost
WordPress sites that are hosted with DreamHost can easily be accessed through the DreamHost dashboard. It doesn’t matter if you can’t find your WordPress login URL or aren’t able to recall your account login information. To start, go to DreamHost.com and log in to your account. Then, find your site by navigating to “Domains” in the left-hand menu and selecting “Websites.” Lastly, click the “Log in” button on the website you want to access.
Here’s how to log in to WordPress through DreamHost in three easy steps:
1. Log In to Your DreamHost Account
Go to DreamHost.com and sign in to your account by clicking the “Log in” button in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.
2. Navigate to Websites
On the left-hand side of the screen, find and select “Domains.” From the drop-down menu, click “Websites.”
3. Select the Site You Want to Log In To
Next, you will be redirected to your WordPress dashboard or the WordPress login page. To help you easily access your WordPress site in the future, save the page by bookmarking it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I log in to WordPress if I don’t remember my username?
If you have forgotten your WordPress login information, such as your username or password, your best bet is to log in to WordPress from your web host. To do this, navigate to your web hosting provider and log in to your user dashboard. From there, you will be able to access your hosted domains and websites.
What is the default WordPress login URL?
The default WordPress login URL is your domain name (e.g., www.yourdomain.com) plus /wp-admin (e.g., www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/).
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