A hurdle blog beginners mostly face is to how to login to WordPress. You can’t login to WordPress unless you have the website login url.

WordPress user login is required to create new posts, pages and handling admin tasks.

WordPress.com login or WordPress.org login?


WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two separate things.

See WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details.

If you are looking for how to login to WordPress.com site, you can do so by visiting wordpress.com/wp-login.php.

This guide is inclined more towards on login guide for self-hosted blogs.

2 URLs to Access Login Page

You can access WordPress with login in two ways:


This is the most common way to access WordPress backend.

Enter the above url in your browser and you will be asked to enter your username and password to access admin dashboard.


That’s another less common way used for the same purpose.

Using which way is all depends upon your personal preference.

If you are using a subdirectory xyz then access login as yourblog.com/xyz/wp-admin

Woopoo's Tip


Remember Me

If you are lazy enough to type your user credentials everytime, you can enable the Remember me checkbox to auto login and get direct access to your admin area.

Not a recommended way and could raise security concerns if you haven’t take proper security measures.

Woopoo's Caution

Login Page Branding Plugin

You can use WordPress custom login plugin Customize WordPress Login Page https://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-custom-login/ to brand your login page with your corporate colors and logo or even if you are in a mood to be more creative.


WordPress Frontend Login

You can use Meta widget to access WordPress frontend login without plugin. This Widget is basically is a small menu. You can add this widget to your footer area for example and it will add a login link to your footer.

Just to add, login page is also the most attacked page to steal useful information from your blog. We strongly recommend to see our article how to protect wp-login in 2 easy steps to protect your blog from outside threats.

What type of other techniques/plugins are you using?

If we missed something, do let us know by using comments section below.

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