There are various reasons that WordPress login issues such as an incorrect password, browser cookies and cache and plugins interfering with your login page. In this article, we will show you how to fix such problems.
1. Update your password
If you have different passwords or usernames for your different online accounts, it’s easy to forget or misspell a password. To change your WordPress admin password, just go to Site Tools > WordPress > Install and > amp; Manage > Manage Installations > click on that Actions menu next to the desired domain > Update admin password .
Choose the administrator username in select user and enter the new password. To get a random, strong password, use to generate . To preview the password, click unhide . After confirming the change, try logging into your WordPress site again.
2. Reset cookies and cache
Sometimes the WordPress login fix fix is in your browser’s cookies and cache settings. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and contain information from the websites you have visited. The cache, on the other hand, is used by browsers to store parts of the website locally so that they load faster. To fix possible errors with cookies and cache, you need to reset them.
Since WordPress needs to enable cookies during the login process to work properly, first check if your browser’s cookies are enabled ( Firefox , Safari , > Opera ). Then clear both your cookies and cache and try logging into your WordPress admin.
3. Disable plugins
Problems with the WordPress admin login can also be caused by your plugins (in cases where there is a conflict between plugins or if a plugin is having trouble updating). You can solve this problem by disabling your plugins. Since you won’t be able to go into your dashboard and perform that action there, a smart way is to disable your plugins directly from the database.
Another way to disable plugins is to use WP-CLI (a command line interface that allows users to manage their WordPress websites from the command prompt over SSH). To disable a plugin via WP-CLI, run the following command:
wp plugin deactivate Plugin_Name
4. White screen of death error
As the title says, the ‘white screen of death’ is a type of WordPress error that shows a blank white page when you try to login. It is a common mistake and there are various reasons why you can see how to address yourself in our video lesson below.
5. Incorrect permissions on files and folders
Sometimes the WordPress login issue can be caused by incorrect permissions of WordPress files and folders interfering with your access as an administrator. To fix this go to Site Tools > WordPress > Install > amp; Manage > Manage Installations > Actions menu > Reset Permissions > Confirm .