WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used by millions of people around the world for creating and managing websites, blogs and online stores.
But it’s not as easy as you might think.
Surprisingly, even the simplest tasks can be quite difficult if you are new to WordPress or just don't know how to do them.
That's why one of the questions we frequently get asked by newbies is "How do I log into WordPress?"
A complete no-brainer on one hand but a real challenge on the other.
In this post, we explain everything in a clear and beginner-friendly manner.
- 1️⃣ Finding your WordPress login URL
- 2️⃣ Logging in
- 🔵 If you don't receive login and password reset emails from WordPress
- ⚠️ Common issues with the WordPress login process
- ❌ "Your username or password is incorrect" error
- ❌ "Too many redirects" error
- ❌ "Your account is temporarily disabled" error
- ❌ "Your account has been banned" error
- ❌ "You are trying to log in from a blacklisted IP address" error
1️⃣ Finding your WordPress login URL
The first thing you need to do when you want to log into your WordPress site is to find your login page.
This may sound easy, but it's not always that simple.
If you're not sure where your login page is, simply go to your domain in a new tab and add
/wp-admin to the end of it in the address bar.
This is a standard WordPress login URL, and, in most cases, it will take you to your WordPress login screen.
So, if your domain is example.com, then you would go to example.com/wp-admin.
In case /wp-admin does not work, try the following variations:
2️⃣ Logging in
Once you're on the login page, simply enter your login credentials (username and password).
If you don't know your password, click on the "Lost your password" link and follow the instructions.
You'll also see a button called "Remember Me." This allows you to save your login details, so you won't have to reenter them every time you visit the login page.
However, we recommend that you only use this option on your personal computer and not on a public or shared computer.
Once you've entered your username and password, simply click on the "Log In" button and you will be taken to your WordPress dashboard.
This is how the default login process works on WordPress.
🔵 If you don't receive login and password reset emails from WordPress
If you don't receive the password reset email from WordPress, then there are a few things that you can do.
- If you are not WordPress administrator:
- Check your spam folder to see if the email was accidentally sent there.
- If it's not in your spam folder, then you can try resetting your password again.
- If still unable to find the email, contact your WordPress admin
- If you are WordPress administrator:
- Try options listed above
- If you still don't receive the email, then the problem might be with your WordPress hosting provider or with a plugin blocking emails sent out from the website. For example, spam protection plugins often accidentally block good emails too. So, make sure to check this by deactivating this type of plugins and testing emails again.
- If nothing works, contact your WordPress hosting provider
⚠️ Common issues with the WordPress login process
There are a few common issues that can occur during the WordPress login process.
We'll go over each one of them and explain how to fix them.
❌ "Your username or password is incorrect" error
This is one of the most common WordPress errors and it can be caused by a few different things.
The most common reason for this error is that you're using the wrong username or password.
If you're sure that you're using the right credentials, then the problem might be with your WordPress cookies.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer by your web browser.
They are used to remember certain information about you and your preferences.
If these cookies are not working properly, then you will see the "Your username or password is incorrect" error.
To fix this, try clearing your cookies.
❌ "Too many redirects" error
Another common WordPress login issue is the "Too many redirects" error.
This usually happens when there is an issue with your WordPress cookies or when you're accessing your WordPress site from a cached version of the page.
To fix this, try clearing your cookies and accessing your WordPress site from a different browser or device.
If that doesn't work, then you can try resetting your WordPress site.
❌ "Your account is temporarily disabled" error
If you see the "Your account is temporarily disabled" error, it means that your WordPress account has been locked out due to too many failed login attempts.
To fix this, simply wait a few minutes and then try logging in again.
If you still can't log in, then you can reset your WordPress password and try logging in with the new password.
❌ "Your account has been banned" error
If you see the "Your account has been banned" error, it means that your WordPress account has been permanently banned by the site administrator.
If this happens, you will need to contact the administrator to have your account unbanned.
❌ "You are trying to log in from a blacklisted IP address" error
If you see the "You are trying to log in from a blacklisted IP address" error, it means that your IP address has been blocked by the site administrator.
If this happens, you will need to contact the administrator to have your IP address unblocked.