How to Find Your WordPress Login URL

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Jonny Pathan
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It’s quite common for new WordPress users to have trouble finding the login URL for their website, you may have misplaced the information, or just straight up lost it!

So in this handy guide, we’ll show you how to easily find your WordPress login URL and keep it safe forever more!

The WordPress Login Page

The login page is your portal to the dashboard of your website, from here you can create new posts, edit pages, add new plugins, and make other customisations.

On an ordinary WordPress website, all you need to do is add /admin/ or /login/  to the end of your website URL.

For example:

www.yoursite.co.uk/admin/
www.yoursite.co.uk/login/

These URL’s will usually take you to your login page, you’ll notice the WordPress logo, and some fields where you can enter your username and password. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be taken to the dashboard of your website.

p.s Replace ‘yoursite’ with your actual website! ?

If for some reason the above doesn’t work, then you can simply access the WordPress login page by going to this URL:

www.yoursite.co.uk/wp-login.php/

Your website is installed in a Subdirectory

Sometimes you may have your website installed in a subdirectory. If this is the case, and you’re site’s installed in a folder such as /blog/, then you’d need to add your login path at the end of your site’s full URL like below:

www.yoursite.co.uk/blog/login/
www.yoursite.co.uk/blog/wp-login.php/

You’re using a Subdomain

If your WordPress install is on a sub-domain, such as blog. then you can access your login page like so:

blog.yoursite.co.uk/blog/login/
blog.yoursite.co.uk/blog/wp-login.php/

Accessing the WordPress Admin Directly

Once you’re logged in, you’ll get directed to your dashboard, which is located in a folder called wp-admin. If you wish to, you can directly access the admin area of your site by entering the URL like so:

www.yoursite.co.uk/admin/
www.yoursite.co.uk/wp-admin/

This address checks to see if you were previously logged in, and if your session is still active. If that’s the case you’ll be directed straight to the dashboard. If your session has expired, you’ll end up on the WordPress login screen again.

How to Remember the WordPress Login URL

If you’re like me and your brain is already at max capacity, you may not want to have to remember those login URL’s. Fear not, the easiest way to make sure you never lose your address again is to simply bookmark it in your browser.

To bookmark you login URL:

Chrome – Go to Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page
Safari – Go to Books > Add Bookmark
Firefox – Go to Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page
Once saved, you’ll have a direct link in your bookmarks to login to your website without having to remember your login address ever again!

Tick the ‘remember me’ box.

On your WordPress login page, you’ll notice there is a small checkbox labelled ‘Remember me’. When you tick this box (before you login), it will allow you to access the dashboard area without logging in again for a few days. This will depend on your cookie settings.

Wordprss Remember Me screen
Check that box!

If you keep forgetting to tick the ‘Remember me’ option during login, then you can install the WordPress plugin Remember Me. It automatically ticks the remember me checkbox every time you log in to WordPress.

Hopefully, this page has helped you in some way! If you know of other cool tools to help do the job, then let us know below in the comments section.

Looking for more WordPress tips? Be sure to check out these articles below!

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How to Add a Facebook Comments Section to your WordPress Website

How to edit Title Tags and Meta Descriptions in WordPress

If you keep forgetting to tick the ‘Remember me’ option during login, then you can install the WordPress plugin Remember Me. It automatically ticks the remember me checkbox every time you log in to WordPress.

Social Media Management Software

In order to promote your business and reach consumers that spend an entire 24 hours a week online, you need to make sure that you have a viable social media strategy in place.

By posting unique and interesting content on your social media platforms, and by actively engaging with followers, you can start to turn this into a funnel for generating leads.

In order to stay on top of your social media strategy, it’s important to have some form of social media management software to do some of the heavy lifting. Software such as this is imperative for scheduling, tracking and monitoring social media content.

At its best, social media management software can help you not only plan your content months in advance, but also remain reactive by letting you tune into ongoing news stories or trending topics.

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We recommend: Hootsuite

There are a whole bunch of social media management companies out there and all of them offer roughly the same sort of package but Hootsuite is the only one that offers an actually free service (as opposed to just a free trial period).

They do try to hide it on their website though so make sure you follow this link in order to get to the right page.

The free version of this software lets you:

  • Manage up to three social media profiles from a choice of channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn
  • Schedule up to 30 posts in advance at any point in time
  • Track follower growth, likes and comments
  • Integrate two RSS feeds in order to find and share compelling content
  • Access Hootsuite’s online help center and community forum

Of course, there’s also a number of paid-for packages that you can buy from Hootsuite that give you access to a great number of services including higher ad spend budgets, automated post scheduling and custom analytics.

But if you’re a small business looking to get started, the free version of the software should be comprehensive enough to allow you to get your social media strategy in motion.

Website Tracking Software

We’ve said before that the secret to a successful lead generation strategy is to keep analysing and refining your methods. Well, website tracking software is the best way to conduct this analysis.

By digging into the analytics of your visitors’ actions, you can start to gain a better picture of why people come to your site, what they want from it, what they dislike about it and how you can improve upon their experience next time.

There are a wide variety of services that can fall into the category of website tracking software, including heatmaps, funnels, user polls, surveys, visitor recordings and more.

Basically, any kind of software that collects data about the ways in which your visitors interact with your site can be considered website tracking software.

Screenshot of Hotjar's homepage

We recommend: Hotjar

Whereas there are a multitude of smaller software companies that focus in on just one website tracking service, Hotjar offers an array of useful tools.

Hotjar tools include:

  • Click, move, scroll, download and share heatmaps that can also be split by device type
  • Visitor recordings that allow you to replay sessions of real site visitors
  • Conversion funnels that identify on which page and at which step the most visitors are leaving your site
  • Form analysis that can help you to discover which fields take too long to fill, which are left blank and why your visitors abandon your form and page
  • A customizable widget that allows you to create pop-up feedback polls
  • Responsive surveys that can be distributed through web links and emails, or featured your site just before your visitors abandon the page in order to discover what their concerns are
  • The ability to recruit test users in order to get instant feedback on your site

Hotjar’s free service is able to collect data from 2000 page views a day and will give you access to up to 300 visitor recordings and 3 heatmaps, forms, funnels, polls and surveys. Unlimited users can be added to your account and Hotjar will also store your data for a full year.

While we’d normally recommend free services when possible, it’s probably worth paying for Hotjar’s Plus plan to begin with.

For just under £25 a month you can collect data from 10,000 page views a day and have unlimited services and reports. Plus there’s even a 15-day free trial for you to test out whether you like their software or not.

Remember

Lead generation doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour.

What’s important is that you put real effort into all of your interactions with potential leads - whether that’s through educational and informative blog posts, social media interactions or even just a chat on the phone.

If you believe in your business’ ability to help its customers then all you have to do is let that shine through.

Ultimately, these tools are just there to help you meet potential leads on their level. The rest is up to you.

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