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WordPress Login: How to log in to WordPress?

The WordPress Dashboard is the starting place for administrating a WordPress installation. There are multiple ways to access the Dashboard. Learn about all of them in this article.

Make sure your domain resolves to the server where WordPress is installed.

WordPress only works correctly when the domain it is installed for resolves to the server where it is installed. That means that when the domain is entered into the address bar of a browser, the front page of the site should be visible.

Standard WordPress Login

Enter the login address into the address bar on your browser replacing example.com with your domain name. The WordPress login page can be reached at 2 different URLs:

  • https://example.com/wp-admin
  • https://example.com/wp-login.php

On the WordPress login page, enter the username and password and then click the Log In button to log in.

 

Softaculous

If WordPress was installed with Softaculous, Softaculous offers a convenient way to log in without using the WordPress password. Follow these instructions to log in via Softaculous.

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. Click on any Softaculous icon.

  3. Once inside the Softaculous interface, click on the All Installations icon in the upper right corner.

  4. On the All installations page, click the Administrator icon for the desired installation to be logged into the WordPress Dashboard.

If the installation of WordPress was not installed with Softaculous, it can be imported using the import feature of Softaculous. See this article for instructions to import an application to Softaculous.

A2 Hosting Managed WordPress

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the website management area, click on the Log In button to the right of the WordPress logo.

A2 Optimized WordPress plugin

The A2 Optimized WordPress Plugin includes a security feature to change the default WordPress login URL.

  1. To log in to WordPress with the security feature, enter the modified URL into the address bar of your browser similar to:
    https://example.com/abcd
    Replace example.com/abcd with your domain name and custom path.
  2. On the WordPress login page, enter the username and password and then click the Log In button to log in.
If the modified URL is not known, the standard URL can be used by temporarily disabling A2 Optimized WordPress plugin. Please see the article showing how to disable WordPress plugins.

A2 Optimized cPanel plugin

Turbo Web Hosting accounts include the A2 Optimized cPanel plugin. Follow these instructions to log in with the A2 Optimized cPanel plugin.

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the Advanced section of cPanel click on A2 Optimized.

  3. In the A2 Optimized Window click on the button for the WordPress instance you want to manage. The Overview page will open.

  4. In the Admin Login: area of the Overview page, click on the Auto Login button to be logged into the WordPress Administration area or click on the admin login link to go to the WordPress login page.

  5. If the login link is chosen, on the WordPress login page, enter the username and password and then click the Log In button to log in.