To log in to WordPress you need an account on the WordPress website where you want to log in. If it is your own WordPress website, you usually already have an account. If you have purchased web hosting and WordPress has already been installed for you, you will probably have received the login details by e-mail from your hosting party.
Log in to WordPress
If you already have an account, you can log in to WordPress by going to the website you want to log in to and writing after the URL / wp-admin /. In other words:
https://www.yourname.com / wp-admin /
You will then see the following screen:
Forgot Your Password?
If you have forgotten your password in WordPress, you can click on the “forgot password?” click. You will then see a screen where you enter your username or e-mail address. If you have forgotten your username, enter your email address.
You will then receive an email with your username and a link to reset your password. Make sure you always choose a strong password for your WordPress account. More info about that:
I Cannot Login to WordPress, Help!
You may not be able to log in to your WordPress website. This can have several causes. A common cause: the combination of the username and password is incorrect. In that case, request a new password. See also the explanation above.
It is also possible that you no longer know what your username is. Often you can still log in with your e-mail address, but what if you no longer know which e-mail address you used?
Log in to WordPress Without Username and e-mail Address:
If you no longer know what your WordPress username is and you no longer know which e-mail address you used, you can still log in to your WordPress website. However, you must first find out the username of your account. This can be done in various ways.
- Find the e-mail you received from WordPress when you created the account.
- View the database and search for the username.
Follow the following steps to log in to your database and view your username. This is only for advanced WordPress users. First, make a backup of your database. The steps below do not work for all hosting parties. If it doesn’t work, you should ask your hosting party how you can log in to Phpmyadmin.
Go to yourname.com/cpanel and log in with the data you received from your hosting provider. Then select the URL of your website. Then click on Phpmyadmin (this is often just domainname.com/Phpmyadmin, but this is not always the case). Enter your database details and go to the wp_users table. Search for your username and e-mail address and log in to your WordPress website!
Faster Login to WordPress:
Did you know that you can also reach the WordPress admin by going to the following address?
https://www.yourname.com / admin /
This only works if you don’t have a page on your website called “admin”, but that chance is of course not very big. WordPress redirect / admin / automatically to / wp-admin / . This is especially useful for users who have never worked with WordPress. I always tell my customers that they can go to / admin / to log in. This is easier to remember than / wp-admin /.
Login to WordPress Different Address:
To better protect your website you can also change the address, the slug, in another address that is easy for you to remember. For example, you could opt for a URL such as https://www.yourname.com/login/. This will considerably reduce the number of third-party login attempts.
If you want to change the address, you can do this most easily by using the WPS Hide Login plugin.
More and more websites use an external service that adds an extra layer of security to the login process. This is also called “two-step authentication”. You can arrange this for free with the Rublon plugin.
As soon as you have entered your username and password (correctly) you will be taken to an ‘intermediate screen’ where you must scan a QR code with your smartphone. You can then add the device on which you work to the trusted devices so that you can now skip this step from your own computer. By adding this extra layer of security, you ensure that even if someone knows your username and password, that person will still not be able to log in (unless they also have access to your e-mail).
More about security? Also, read my article Add two-step authentication to WordPress and secure WordPress.