The WordPress dashboard is the go-to tool for WordPress administrators and contributors, and being able to access it is important. Note that this article assumes you have already installed WordPress on your site; if you haven’t, check out this article: How to install WordPress
By default, users can simply add “/wp-admin” at the end of the URI associated with their WordPress site to get to the login prompt for the WordPress dashboard.
For example, if your site’s name is www.yourawesomesite.com, you would browse to www.yourawesomesite.com/wp-admin. Alternatively, if your site has WordPress installed in a subdirectory like www.yourawesomesite.com/wordpress, you would need to browse to www.yourawesomesite.com/wordpress/wp-admin. If the site was at a subdomain like www.blog.yourawesomesite.com, you would need to browse to www.blog.yourawesomesite.com/wp-admin. Whatever URI structure is required, adding the proper suffix to it will get you to the WordPress login prompt. From the login prompt, you can simply enter your username and password and click Login.
At that point, you will be logged into the WordPress dashboard.
The other suffixes that can be added at the end of a WordPress site’s URI in place of “/wp-admin” to log in include:
Note that some plugins can change the default log in process for your WordPress site.
If after reviewing this article, you are still having issues logging into your WordPress site hosted by HostPapa, please contact us by opening a support ticket. More details on how to open a support ticket can be found here.