For many WordPress beginners, it is hard to remember where to login to your admin panel. For example, for most installations (but not all!) you will find your login at “http://example.com/wp-admin” or at http://example.com/wp-login.php”. Many beginners like to keep a link to their admin panel on their website, but unless you have lots of subscribers that need to login, I don’t recommend it.
But here are two shortcuts that may be easier to remember. Just add “admin” or “login” to the end of your domain like this: “http://example.com/admin” or at http://example.com/login”.
If your WordPress is installed in a subdirectory, you will need to include that in your login URL like this: “http://example.com/blog/admin” or http://example.com/blog/login”.
Why does this work? It’s the magic of URL rewriting!
wow worked for me 🙂 I’m so happy, really. I opened a small window and dragged and dropped the “my site” onto my desk top and then clicked and Voila…I’m in.
Thank-you for the very easy advice. xoxo
Anne Louise Bannon says
Well, this is good to know. I mean, I have memorized the [url[/wp-login.php name. But I do have friends who have trouble figuring it out. Worth keeping in the mental files.
Barbara Feldman says
Pass it forward! We all learn from each other. 🙂