How to Access WordPress Admin or Login Page : Complete Guide

If you run a website or blog with WordPress then you should know how to access the WordPress admin or login page.

3 Ways to Access WordPress Admin or Login Page

  1. Add the /wp-admin next to your domain name like http://your-domain-name.com/wp-admin and hit the enter button and it will redirect you to the WordPress admin login page.
  2. Add the /admin next to your domain name like http://your-domain-name.com/admin and hit the enter button and it will take you to the login page.
  3. Add the /wp-login.php after your website domain name or URL like http://your-domain-name.com/wp-login.php. And then hit the enter and it will take you to the WordPress login page.

So above are the 3 Ways to access the WordPress admin of your website. By using one of the above ways you can access the login page of your WordPress website.

How to Access WordPress Admin with Subdomain

If you have set up your WordPress website or blog on the subdomain and you want to access or login to WordPress admin then you use the above suffixes along with your subdomain URL.

http://subdomain.your-domain-name.com/wp-admin
Or
http://subdomain.your-domain-name.com/wp-login.php

How to Access WordPress Admin with Sub-directory

Like subdomains, If you have set up your WordPress website or blog into the sub-directory of your root folder then you can access the admin panel of your WordPress website by using the above suffixes next to your website address along with sub-directory.

Eg: If your domain name is example.com and you have set up WordPress inside the directory named tutorials then you can access WordPress admin like

http://example.com/tutorials/wp-admin
or
http://example.com/tutorials/wp-login.php

How to Access WordPress Admin with localhost

To access WordPress admin or login page on the localhost, All you have to do is first make sure your web server or localhost is running.

In the next step, you can go with the default WordPress admin URL for localhost and that is:

http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin

This is the standard or general WordPress admin URL for localhost, however, it could be different for different users based upon their localhost, project name, or WordPress directory.

Let me break it to you, so you can change as per your localhost settings & project name.

  • http://localhost : this refers to your localhost address, so if your localhost uses any port number like http://localhost:8080 then you can use that as localhost address.
  • /wordpress : this refers to the standard WordPress directory or project name that contains all the WordPress files & folders. So if your WordPress directory or project name is different, let say tutorials then you can use that with your host address.
  • So based upon the above cases, your new WordPress admin URL will be http://localhost:8080/tutorials/wp-admin

How to Fix Can’t Access WordPress Admin Page

If the above methods are not working for you to access your WordPress admin login page or showing you page not found error, then there can be issues with plugin conflicts or incorrect admin URL.

Note: I highly recommend you create a backup and keep it before doing any changes as described below especially if you are not very aware of the technical side of WordPress & cPanel.

Fix Plugin Conflicts

Often seen in some cases, some of the security or other plugins can conflict with WordPress when it comes to access admin. So in that case, log in to your cPanel and go to File Manager

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Then Go to public_html >> wp-content and then rename the plugins folder to plugins_old or whatever & then try to access WordPress admin page with the above methods.

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If it’s working for you that means one of the plugins is creating issues, now rename plugins_old folder back to plugins and go inside this plugins folder.

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Once you renamed your plugins_old folder back to default plugins, try to access wordpress admin and obviously it will again get stuck. Now we will find out the plugin that creates conflicts.

To find out which plugin is creating issues, rename the folder of installed plugins one by one & keep checking to access wordpress admin.

Note: After renaming plugins don’t forget to rename it again to put their original name, otherwise it can break your website designs or functionalities.

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As you will rename the conflicted plugin, you will be able to access wordpress admin and also figure out the culprit. Once you find out the conflicted plugin then you can either remove that or you can use any other alternative of that plugin.

Find Correct WordPress Admin URL from Database

If you are not able to access your WordPress admin with standard admin URL then there can be a chance, you are using the wrong admin url of your website.

To find out the correct WordPress admin URL of your site, just login into the cPanel of your website then go to the phpmyadmin

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In the next step, select the correct database of your WordPress website, then go to the table wp_options or the table with suffix _options.

Note: Prefixes for these tables could be different for each website.

Inside this table, find out the value for site URL and copy that URL.

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Now use this URL with /wp-admin to access WordPress admin or login page. According to the URL showing in the image, our WordPress admin URL will be https://shrivastavabhuvnesh.com/wp-admin

I hope this article helps you to access the WordPress admin page of your website or blog. If you still have any questions related to the same, feel free to ask in the comment.

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