The most asked question that I have found from my users after installing WordPress is ”How to find my WordPress login URL?”. It is the problem that everyone faces. I did face this problem as well. That’s why thought to share this content on this widely asked question with you.
WordPress provides a default login URL to visit your login page. But, this default URL varies if you have installed it with a hosting service, or on a subdomain, or sub-directory. Using this default URL is okay. But, if you are concern about your security then I will suggest you make it secure by creating a custom login URL.
Table of content:
- What do you know about a WordPress Login URL?
- How to find your WordPress login URL:
- How to find your WordPress login URL when you have installed your WordPress site with a hosting provider?
- How to find the login URL when you have installed it on a subdomain?
- How can you find the login URL on a sub-directory?
- How to save your WordPress login URL?
- Save your Username or email address and password during login to your admin panel.
- Forgot your password and want to reset it?
- What is the default login URL of WordPress? Why do you have to change your default login URL?
- How to change the WordPress default login URL and create a customized one?
What do you know about a WordPress Login URL?
WordPress login URL is the URL of the WordPress admin dashboard from where you can customize your site, add new plugins, pages, posts, etc. Besides, it is the key of your admin panel. For example, without a key you can’t enter your house, the WordPress login URL also performs exactly the same task. WordPress login URL works like a key that will prevent you from entering your site if you don’t know it. WordPress login is a must to get access to your website.
But, most of the time beginners struggle to find this URL. It is the most googled question after creating a WordPress site. Finding WordPress login via URL is not that hard. Just need to add some Words after the URL of your site. That’s all. It is that simple and you can do it within few seconds. Let’s find out how to discover your WordPress login URL in the next section that I am including.
Discover your WordPress login URL
Are you struggling hard to find your WordPress admin page? It will be no big issue if you are an old user of WordPress. But, it can be if you are a beginner. First, you have to know how you have installed your WordPress site.
- Did you install it with a WordPress hosting provider?
- Or you have set it up on a subdomain or sub-directory.
The process of finding your login URL will vary on the above issues. Installing WordPress through a hosting provider means installing it with Bluehost, Hostinger, HostGator, etc. We all know these hosting services.
But, what is the subdomain or sub-directory that I have mentioned above?
A subdomain is an extra part that you can add to your domain name. For having a subdomain, you need to have a primary domain. After having a primary domain then you can add a subdomain with it.
Like if your domain name is mysite.com. Then you can add a subdomain to mysite.com which is a primary domain. For example subdomain.mysite.com.
A sub-directory is a directory that is located under a parent directory. A parent directory contains lots of sub-directories. For example www.mysite.com/wordpress/.
How to find your WordPress login URL when you have installed your WordPress site with a hosting provider?
If you have installed a WordPress site with a hosting service provider then you can simply find your login URL by adding /login/ or /admin/ at the end of your URL like this:
Somehow, if this WordPress login URL didn’t work then you can add /wp-login.php/ at the end of your URL like this:
By doing this you can easily find your login URL.
How to find the login URL when you have installed it on a subdomain?
As we have mentioned before what is a subdomain, now you need to know how to find a URL in case you installed your site on a subdomain. You need to search the following way to get access to your admin dashboard:
Don’t forget to replace this subdomain with your subdomain. This will let you get access to your admin dashboard from where you can customize your whole site.
How can you find the login URL on a sub-directory?
You can open your WordPress site on a sub-directory. In that case, you need to search the following way to find your WordPress login URL:
These search results will take you to your admin panel within few seconds. Just add your site’s name at the place of mysite. Finding URL is almost the same for all the above three cases. All just you need to add subdomain and subdirectory to your WordPress URL.
How to save your WordPress login URL?
You may feel the urge to go to your WordPress login page with a single click. Typing every time your Login URL can be frustrating as well as time-consuming. You can add your login page by adding it through the bookmark.
If you want to save the login page then click the star mark that is shown in the picture below.
After clicking on it, press the done option. Then it will add to your browser. After that, you can easily go to your login page with one click.
Save your Username or email address and password during login to your admin panel
Think you have entered your WordPress login page 10 times a day and for that, you have to write username and password 10 times. Frustrating isn’t it?
You can avoid this hassle by simply clicking remember me box that is located below your password entry box.
Enter your username and password then click the remember me box. After clicking it, you don’t need to enter your username and password during login for 14 days. It will save lots of your time and entry to your site will be easier than before.
Forgot your password and want to reset it?
We need to remember lots of passwords for various types of sites, emails, social accounts. So, it is normal to forget the password. You can easily reset your WordPress site’s password.
Press lost your password option to get a new password of yours.
After that, enter the username or email address of your site. Then, you will get an email for changing the password. From there you can set another password.
What is the default login URL of WordPress? Why do you need to change it?
The default login URL is the URL that WordPress provides with the installation of it. WordPress provides two default login URLs to the users with its installation. These URLs are domainname.com/wp-admin.php and domainname.com/wp-login.php. But, these default login URLs can cause you a huge security issue. As anyone can access your login page by these default login URLs. Then they can get control over your site if they will find out your username and password. Because most of the users use common usernames and passwords that they should avoid religiously.
As a result, hackers can easily get your site. It is suggested to never change your site’s username. But, when you have a security issue, I think you should avoid all the restrictions and do the things that will make your site safe. After discussing the importance of the WordPress login URL, you may be want to know how to set a custom login URL. Read the next section that I have included about setting a custom login URL.
How to change the WordPress login URL and create a customized one?
You can create customize login URL by using a plugin or without using a plugin. But, it is more safe and user-friendly to customize your login URL with a plugin. There are lots of plugins out there that will do this work for you. But, we will suggest WPS Hide Login for customizing your WordPress login URL. As with this plugin, you can easily as well as safely create a custom login URL. As a result, the WordPress default login URL will not work to get access to your login page. If you deactivate the WPS Hide Login plugin then your site will go back to the previous state.
First install and activate WPS Hide Login plugin to create a custom login URL.
Then go to your admin dashboard and visit setting>> WPS Hide Login.
After that, enter the new customize URL for your site in the login URL box. Finally, press the save changes button. Now, you have to use this URL to visit your login page. You can use the default WordPress login URL. After visiting once in your login page with a custom URL you can use the default. But, other people will not get access to use default WordPress login URL. They will get a 404 error if they use the default URL to visit your login page.
The WordPress login page is the main gate of your site from where you can enter your site. That’s why you need to make sure that you are using a safe as well as a 100% secured WordPress login URL for your site. You also need to have proper knowledge regarding how to find your login page that we have discussed above. After knowing how to find a WordPress login URL and securing it will let you create a perfect login page URL that is safe and secured. Want tips to make your own site? then visit: