WordPress is the most popular and, arguably, the best platform for blogging and website development. Approximately 70 percent of all websites that use the CMS (Content Management System) utilize WordPress.
While WordPress is fairly easy to use, if you're using it for the first time, you'll need some time to familiarize yourself with the platform, to understand how it works and, to unlock the whole potential.
Even simple sounding tasks, like finding the WordPress login URL, can appear difficult for a beginner. We've been there!
With this guide, however, both new and experienced WordPress users will be able to locate their WordPress.com or WordPress.com login URL easily, after they’ve lost or misplaced it.
Without further ado, these are the most common problems and the easiest solutions, when finding your WordPress login URL:
- 1. Try typing "/login/" or "/admin/" after your domain name
- 2. How to find WordPress login URL in subfolders?
- 3. What to do when WordPress admin URL is installed in a sub-domain?
- 4. How to memorize your WordPress login URL by bookmarking it?
1. Type /admin/ or /login/ after your domain name
One of the easiest ways to find your WordPress login URL is by going to your WordPress login page and typing /admin/ or /login/after your domain name.
For example, http://www.example.com/login/. Typing this will give you access to your WordPress login page.
Similarly, you can type http://www.example.com/admin/. Of course, type in your domain name in place of 'example.com.'
Once you've keyed in the above address at the very end of your WordPress URL on your website, the admin page will pop up. To proceed, you'll be required to provide your username and password.
Hopefully, you haven't lost these, either.
It's possible that the mentioned technique will not work and you'll still fail to access your WordPress login URL. There are some reasons why this could happen, so, let's see what else could go sideways.
2. How to find WordPress login URL in subfolders?
Sometimes, people install WordPress in sub-directories.
If this is the case, the technique mentioned above for finding the WordPress login URL might not be effective.
If, for example, your WordPress is installed in a sub-folder named '420', here is what you need to type in your address bar, to find the WordPress login URL:
http://www.example.com/420/wp-admin or http://www.example.com/420/login.
Always remember to key in your domain name in place of 'example.com.'
3. WordPress admin URL is installed in a sub-domain
In other cases, users may install WordPress in a sub-domain, and this again requires a slightly different approach. In this case, finding the WordPress login URL would take the following routes:
When you will log in, you'll be redirected to your WordPress admin panel that is in your wp-admin catalog.
4. How to memorize your WordPress login URL by bookmarking it?
Once you have found your WordPress login URL, you don't necessarily need to memorize or tattoo it on your biceps. Simply use your browser's Bookmark feature to save this important detail.
Here is how to bookmark WordPress admin login URL on various browsers:
Firefox: If Firefox is your preferred browser, look for a distinctive star on your address bar and click on it. The star will turn blue to indicate that your WordPress login URL has been bookmarked.
Safari: Most people don't like this browser that much. However, if you're one of the few internet hunters who prefer the Safari browser over Chrome, Firefox or even Opera, here is how you can bookmark your WordPress login URL. Type your login URL on Safari and look for the browser's bookmarks menu. You'll see the option to bookmark your login URL.
Chrome: Chrome allows you to 'Bookmark this Page' allowing easy access to your WordPress login URL. On Chrome, click on 'Options' and select 'Bookmarks Option.' On the address bar, you'll see the option to bookmark your desired page.
After you’ve bookmarked your login URL, you’ll be in a position to login to your website fast without necessarily having to input your login details.
WordPress URL May Have Been Lost (But Don't Lose Hope!)
Hopefully, the information provided in this article will help you to find your way back to your lost WordPress login URL and regain full control of your website.
Make sure to bookmark it in the future to make everything simple - and if you need any help setting up your website, we have a WordPress tutorial just for that sort of thing.
Good luck working on your WordPress website!