WordPress is an Application Programming Interface and is one of the most famous website builders. A large number of websites are built using WordPress. This ranges from small blogs to even successful businesses. The popularity of WordPress per se is the easy user interface it provides. The user interface is easy to access, and people quickly adapt to it. However, being new to WordPress or sometimes even after using it for a long period, a problem of accessing the login URL arises. Logging into your account is necessary because it gives you access to your dashboard. The dashboard is the place where you upload your blog, articles or generally manage your site. If you have successfully created your website but cannot locate how to login or find the login URL, this article is for you. In this article, we will address how you can access your login URL easily. Following these steps will be beneficial for you and even save quite a bit of time.
The login URL can be accessed in a number of ways. In this article, we will briefly discuss how to locate your login URL. Further, we will look into ways in which you can keep yourself logged in. And also how you can avoid the hassle of manually logging in every time you access your website.
When you install WordPress in the root directory
Most of the time, new WordPress users install the application in the root directory. In such situations, you can just add extensions like /login/ or /admin/ or /wp-admin/ or /wp-login.php/. So, in the search bar, you write your website's domain name along with these extensions.
When you install WordPress in a subdirectory
Generally, users install WordPress in the root directory itself. However, if you have done so in the subdirectory, then the extensions will remain similar, but your structure of the URL will change. A sub-directory is a subset of the root directory. Let's say you have installed WordPress in a subdirectory titled 'xbh.’ Then your URL will look something like www.sample.com/xbh/login/ or www.sample.com/xbh/admin/ or www.sample.com/xbh/wp-admin/ or www.sample.com/xbh/wp-login.php/
When you install WordPress in a sub-domain
Sub-domains are a subpart of your main domain. So, in a general URL structure, www.sample.com. “www” is your subdomain. Subdomains let you create a part of your domain without actually registering for another domain name. So, if you have a website named "sample",. The main aim of your website is to sell clothes. Now, you again want to start selling jewelry, but you think including the same in your main domain will be problematic. So, you make a subdomain jwlry.sample.com. In this example, 'jwlry’ being your sub-domain name. If you install WordPress in a sub-domain, then like the subdirectory example, the extensions will remain the same. But, the URL structure will change. For example, you install WordPress in a sub-domain titled ‘blog’. So, to find your login URL, you have to type. Blog.sample.com/login/ or blog.sample.com/admin/ or blog.sample.com/wp-admin/ or blog.sample.com/wp-login.php/
Now, once you reach your dashboard successfully using one of the URLs, you can make your life a bit easy by doing the following. This will help you to avoid the hassle of logging in.
Add a widget
If you think it is hard to log in every time using these URLs, you can add a widget. To do so, you have to go to 'appearance' in the sidebar of your dashboard. From 'appearance' select 'widget'. Then scroll down a little, you will find an option of 'meta widget'. Depending on your website's structure, you can add this widget to your sidebar or use it as a footer widget. To add the meta widget, drag and drop the widget in the widget area at your convenience. The next time you open your website, you will see the option of login in your website's footer or the sidebar.
Add a custom link
To do so, you have to go to 'appearance' in the sidebar of your dashboard. From 'appearance', select 'menu' and select the option of 'custom links’. In that, copy and paste any of the links as mentioned above. So, when you open your website again, you will see the option of login into your menu, making it hassle-free.
When logging in, select the option of remember me. This will save your login id and password for a few days, and you don't have to type it out every time you wish to log in.
Bookmark the page
Another way to easily locate the login page is by bookmarking that page. It depends on what browser you are using. Mostly there is a star at the top-right of your window. If not, click on the drop-down menu on the left, click on bookmarks, and then bookmark this page. In Safari, you can go to books and click on the bookmark.
Add a shortcut
You can also add a shortcut in the main window if you are using chrome. Click on add shortcut, copy the login URL and subsequently save the shortcut by adding a name. This way, you can have easy access to it.