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How to Manage your WordPress Admin Login URL?

How to Manage your WordPress Admin Login URL?

Starting a new WordPress website is exciting, yet it requires certain prerequisites. One of the first steps is to install WordPress on your domain. Next, you need to start creating your website. But how do you find your WordPress admin login URL?

In this article, we will clarify the various ways of accessing your WordPress admin page. We will also outline a few tips on what to do if you can’t find it.

What are the default WordPress Admin Login URLs?

When you finish installing WordPress, it will provide you with the login URL for your site. However, in case you happen to miss that information, don’t worry! There’s always a backup plan—you can simply utilize the default WordPress admin login URLs:

  • www.yourwebsite.com/admin/
  • www.yourwebsite.com/login/
  • www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/
  • www.yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php/

Note: Don’t forget to replace “yourwebsite.com” with your actual domain name.

Each of these URLs will lead you to the login page for your WordPress Dashboard:

WordPress Admin Login Page Screenshot

After reaching the login page, you need to enter your WordPress username and password. These are the credentials you have set during the installation process.

For WordPress installed on a Subdomain:

If your WordPress site is set on a subdomain, your login URL will look like this:



For WordPress installed in a Subdirectory:

When your WordPress is installed in a subdirectory, you will need to also include its name in the URL. For example, if your site is set in “yourdomain.com/wordpress/”, then the login URL would be:



No matter where your WordPress is installed, you can always bookmark your login URL. Of course, there are other ways to get inside your Dashboard. Read along to learn more about them.

Use the “Remember me” option

The “Remember me” box is a useful feature on the WordPress login page. Check it and you will stay logged in for several consecutive days (depending on your browser cookies settings ).

WordPress Admin Login screenshot with highlight on the "Remember me" option

Add a Login link to your WordPress Website

If you can’t remember your login URL, you may add a login link to your site. You can add such a link in your sidebar, footer, or menu.

To add your login link to your site’s menu, navigate to Appearance > Menus >Custom Links :

WordPress Admin Login Link to Menu

Another option is to use the Meta widget to add a login link to your site’s footer. To do this, you need to go to Appearance > Widgets and click the “+” sign in the upper-left corner. Afterward, simply drag the Meta widget to the Footer or Sidebar.

WordPress Admin Login link with Meta Widget

Create a Custom Login Form in WordPress

Provided that more people would need to log in to your Admin Panel, you may decide to create a custom login page. If your site allows registration or membership, creating a custom login page will ensure a better user experience for your visitors. A branded WordPress admin panel login page also allows you to better promote your business.

You can do that easily with a popular plugin like WPForms. This is a drag-and-drop form builder, which helps you create your custom forms in minutes.

WordPress Admin Auto Login For SiteGround Users

Most hosting companies make your access to the WordPress Dashboard easier, by creating login shortcuts. For example, at SiteGround, we have set up 2 separate shortcuts to your admin panel.

Log in to your WordPress Admin from your SiteGround Client Area

To log in to your Admin Panel easily, log in to your SiteGround Client Area. Under the Websites section, you will find the WordPress Admin button for your site.

WordPress Admin Login from SiteGround Client Area

If you have more than one WordPress installed on this site, click on the login button for the respective installation. This will automatically log you into the WordPress admin panel.

Use the Auto Login feature in Site Tools

Another option to log in to your admin area is to use the Auto-Login button in Site Tools. Let’s say you are tweaking your hosting controls and you also need to reach your Dashboard. You can do so by navigating to WordPress > Install & Manage > Manage Installations. There, next to your site you will find the Auto Login button:

WordPress Admin Login from SiteTools

How to Secure Your WordPress Login Page?

Now you know how easy it is to find your WordPress website admin login page. Surely, this makes you think about the security of your site. If it is not rocket science for you, it will not be difficult for hackers to log in, too.

That is why we advise you to secure your website. Below, we will list a few security measures you can apply.

Use a strong password

Hackers try different combos of letters, numbers, and symbols to guess your password. A rule of thumb is to always set strong passwords. These are hard to crack and provide better security.

To create a strong password, you can our automated password generator. It can be found within the WordPress -> Install & Manage section of your Site Tools:

Generate strong password for WordPress Admin Login

Set a Custom WordPress Admin Login URL with a Plugin

Changing your WordPress login admin address is another security step. This is quite easy to do with the Security Optimizer plugin. You just need to open the plugin in your Admin Panel and go to the Login security part:

You then need to choose “Custom” and type a new name for your login page. When this is set, you should clear your browser cache.

Then, if you try to go to https://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin you will see a 404 page. To log in to your WordPress site admin page, you need to go to the newly set login address.

Hide your WordPress login page by editing your .htaccess file

Another way to hide your login page is to set a rule in your .htaccess file. Here is the code you can place in .htaccess:

RewriteRule ^newlogin$ http://yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php [NC,L]

After the code is set in place, your new URL to login to your WordPress site admin area will be https://yourwebsite.com/newlogin

Still, you need to remember your new admin WordPress login URL. That is why it is best to set a name for the page that is easy for you to recall. You can also add a bookmark to it in your browser.

Configure CAPTCHA

A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) does exactly what its name implies. CAPTCHAs are posing challenges to ensure you are a human, not a bot. Such a tool allows only humans with the right login details to enter your Dashboard. That is why it is a great addition to your site’s security.

One of the popular CAPTCHA plugins for WordPress is Google reCAPTCHA. This plugin can protect the following parts of your site:

  • Login form
  • Registration form
  • Reset password form
  • Comment form
  • New password form
WordPress Admin Login Page Screenshot with highlight on the Captcha

More often than not, WordPress login and registration pages are targeted by hackers. Thus, integrating CAPTCHA for your forms will keep your site safe from spambots and hackers.

Limit login attempts

A brute force attack is a way for hackers to guess your login details. They use scripts to try different combinations of passwords. To succeed, they attempt the login multiple times. Limiting the number of failed login attempts on your site can help you prevent such attacks.

You can easily do this with the Security Optimizer plugin. Among other security features, the plugin also has a Limit Login Attempts option. It allows you to specify the number of times users can try to log in with incorrect credentials.

If a user reaches that limit, the plugin will block their IP. This feature can be enabled from the Login Security section of the plugin.

Add 2-Factor Authentication

This enhancement forces the site’s admin to require a token before granting access to the WordPress dashboard. The token gets generated by the Google Authenticator application. This feature is also available in the Security Optimizer plugin’s Login Security section. Note that when you enable this option, all admin & editor users will be asked to configure their two-factor authentication in the Authenticator app on their next login.

How to Troubleshoot Issues With Your WordPress Login?

Having trouble accessing your WordPress login? Don’t fret! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to troubleshoot any issues you might be facing when trying to log in to your WordPress site. So, let’s dive in and get you back in the driver’s seat of your website in no time!

Update your WordPress Admin password

As frustrating as it may be, sometimes you may forget your WordPress admin password. Here are several ways to help you change it:

Change your password from the WordPress login screen

WordPress has a built-in feature called “Lost your password?”. You can see it on your WordPress Admin login screen.

WordPress Admin Login "Lost your Password?"

Click the respective link and type your WordPress admin email address. You will then receive an email to reset your password. Afterward, you should be able to log in to your WordPress website admin area with your new password.

Update your admin password from Site Tools

You can also change your WordPress password from Site Tools. Go to Site Tools > WordPress > Install & Manage > Manage Installations. Then, click on the Actions menu next to the desired domain > Update Admin Password.

Update WP Admin password from SiteTools

Change your WordPress password via PHPMyAdmin

You can also change your admin password for WordPress via PHPMyAdmin. You can access it from your SiteGround Site Tools > Site > MySQL > PHPMyAdmin.

Access PHPMyAdmin to change your WP Admin Password

Once inside the tool, find your WordPress database and look for the wp_users table. In that table, you will find all users for your WordPress site. Edit the one you need and change the Function for user_pass to MD5. Then, change the Value for user_pass with your desired new password.

Change WordPress Admin Password from PHPMyAdmin

Then simply click the Go button. Your new admin password is now all set.

Reset your WordPress password using WP-CLI

If you are proficient with SSH, you can use WP-CLI to reset your password. When in the root folder for your WordPress, use the following command to find your user ID:

$ wp user list

WP-CLI will output a list with your users and the ID of each user. Having the ID for your user, you can change your password with this command:

$  wp user update id --user_pass=password

Note: You will need to replace “id” with the number of your user ID. Also, replace “password” with the actual password you wish to use.

Reset Cookies and Cache

Sometimes, browser Cookies and Cache can hinder your WordPress Admin Page login.

Cookies error in WordPress Admin Login Page

You need to enable Cookies in your browser in order for the WordPress login process to work correctly. Hence, it is best to check if these are on for your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge). Then, clear your browser cache and cookies, and try to log in again.

Deactivate plugins

Quite often a faulty plugin can interfere with your admin login for WordPress. This could be caused by conflicting plugins as well. Thus, you can try disabling your plugins to solve this problem.

Since you are having a WordPress login issue, you will not be able to deactivate your plugins from the WordPress Dashboard.

Therefore, you can easily disable your plugins from Site Tools > WordPress > Install & Manage. There, next to your site, you will see the Actions menu. You can Disable all plugins with one click in this menu:

Disable all plugins from SiteTools

Alternatively, you can disable all plugins directly from the database.

Incorrect files/folders permissions

Incorrect files and folder permissions can hamper your WordPress admin access. You can easily mend the permissions from Site Tools > WordPress > Install & Manage. Under the Actions menu, you will find the button “Reset Permissions”.

Reset WordPress Permissions from SiteTools

Click on it and all files/folders permissions of your WordPress site will be set to default values.

White screen of death error

Occasionally, you will see a blank page when you try to log in to your WordPress Admin Dashboard. There are various reasons for this error. You can check our guide on how to fix it here:


In this article, we explored the essential aspects of managing your WordPress admin login URL. We covered various topics such as finding the login URL, changing it for added security, customizing the login page, troubleshooting common login issues, and ensuring the overall protection of your website.

By following the step-by-step instructions and implementing the recommended practices, you can effectively manage your WordPress admin login URL and have greater control over your website’s administration.


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