How to log in to WordPress

Posted by Mike Eastwood on 18 May 2016

Mike Eastwood

To create, update and remove content you need to log in to WordPress. It's important you have a secure password that's difficult to guess because people will try and guess your password.

WordPress is designed to be easy and intuitive... but you may not have worked online before so here are some useful concepts to get started with.

Before we start there are a few things to consider:

  1. Always proof before you publish
  2. Check your site on different devices
  3. Make sure you always use a strong password - read Mike's rant on Passwords
  4. Only click remember me if it's your computer – never ever click remember me on anyone else's computer.

Ok, enough of the lecture, lemme at it!

How to log in to WordPress

  1. To log in to WordPress you need to type in your domain name then /wp-admin/ so, if your domain name is www.example.com you will type www.example.com/wp-admin/
  2. Enter your username and password and hit enter.

Important - your username and password are case sensitive.

We've got security monitors on your site, if you get your password wrong you will get locked out after 3 attempts. If you're locked out then get in touch and we'll unlock the site for you.

Ok, logging in was easy - what next?

  1. Do you want to add a Page?
  2. Do you want to add a Post?
  3. Do you want to know the difference between a Post and a Page?

What happens if I forget my password?

Don't panic – there's a password reset function built into WordPress. You can reset your password and a link will be sent to you to choose a new password. The email will go to the email address your registered, or the one we used to invite you when we designed and developed up your WordPress Website.

If you can't remember the email address in your account please contact us using the Support Form.

 

Topics: WordPress

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