WordPress admin login: where is the wp-login.php?

WordPress admin login: where is the wp-login.php?

The WordPress admin panel can be reached via a wp-login.php. Depending on how the WordPress theme is set up, the link to it is displayed directly on the website. However, many themes refrain from doing this to prevent curious people from trying to log in. But where is the wp-login.php for WordPress if there is no direct link?

It is not advisable to place the direct login link on the website. This may be convenient for the admin, but arouses unnecessary covetousness in visitors with nonsense in their heads. In order to properly secure the admin login, it is also recommended to turn on WordPress two-factor authentication. If you do not know the path to the WordPress wp-login.php, this article explains where to find it for your website.

Where is the WordPress wp-login.php for the admin login?

WordPress admin login: where is the wp-login.php?

Some WordPress themes display the admin login via the “Meta” widget. Here is the link to login. If the “Meta” widget is not available or hidden, the dashboard can only be accessed directly via the URL. For this you need to know in which directory WordPress was installed on your web space.

If WordPress is installed directly in the main directory of the web space and not in a subdirectory, wp-login.php can be called up as follows. To do this, you first type the URL of your website in the address bar of the browser, but without calling it up. For example http://www.deine-webseite.de

Now put a slash behind the URL and add wp-login.php to the URL. It should then look like this: http://www.deine-webseite.de/wp-login.php

If WordPress was installed in a subfolder, you need the name of the subfolder to access the dashboard. Then the URL looks like this, for example: http://www.deine-webseite.de/Unterverzeichnis/wp-login.php

wp-login.php on WordPress.com

Users who do not host WordPress on their own web space but run the blog via WordPress.com will find the admin login as follows. The domain structure then always corresponds to the scheme http://dein-blogtitel.wordpress.com/wp-login.php.

Personal opinion

As mentioned at the beginning, I advise against displaying the “Meta” widget on your own blog. Either you remember the path or set a bookmark in the browser for the admin login. Further tips about the CMS can also be found here on RandomBrick.de. For example, how to correctly display code in WordPress posts so that readers can simply copy and paste it. It is important that the CMS does not format or execute the text.

For readers who want to change web hosts, the article on domain and host relocation with WordPress provides detailed step-by-step instructions so that the change goes smoothly. From backing up the data to the database to moving the domain, it explains what needs to be done.

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