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If you’re new to WordPress and wondering how to login so you can make edits to your website, this post is for you!

One of many benefits of using WordPress as your website content management system (CMS) or blogging tool is that it’s incredibly easy to use. But before you can start making changes and posting blog posts, you have to know how to login!

Thankfully, this process is about as easy as it gets, once you know where to look.

Logging in to WordPress

The administrator login page is where you go to access the WordPress dashboard (also referred to as the “back end” or “admin area”).

You can think of this as the employee entrance or control center where special users can sign in to make changes, control the look of the website, post content, and perform other website maintenance tasks. Only people with a username and password can proceed.

On a standard WordPress website, all you need to do is add /login/ or /admin/ to the end of the site’s URL.

For example, if your WordPress website URL is:

Then you could reach the login page using:


Alternatively, you can add /wp-login.php or /wp-admin/ to the end of your URL. Both will take you to the same page.

That’s it! Just Enter Your Username and Password to Continue

Once you reach the login page, all you need is your username and password to move onto the dashboard. If you aren’t sure of your credentials, try checking with the person who setup your website or clicking the “lost your password” link at the bottom of the form to reset your password.

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