How do I find my WordPress Login?

This may seem like a silly question, but for non-web savvy people, this can be a frustrating thing to try and work out! I get asked this question a lot in my training sessions.

So how do I find my WordPress Login?

The WordPress login is usually your domain name or your website name with wp-admin after it.  It needs to have the forward slash after the domain name.

For example; – see the screenshot below.

wheres the wordpress login

  • Once you type in this will take you to your WordPress login page. See image below.
  • You can then add your username and password to access the admin section of your website.

WordPress Login

  • Unfortunately having a WordPress login so obvious gives hackers another opportunity to hack your website.
  • You can change this with a plugin. See below.

Customising the WordPress login

Good news is you can fix this with a plugin called Rename WP Login. This plugin allows you to change the default login URL.


To install this plugin

  • Go to your plugins panel inside your WordPress admin.
  • Search for “rename wp-login.php”
  • Click install and activate.
  • Go to the settings and set it up.
  • Choose a new name for your wp-admin.
  • Keep this safe and don’t give it to anyone.
  • Now the new login will be something like –
  • Instead of the default URL –

Custom Login

There is also this cool plugin called Custom Login. This changes the default look of the WordPress login page. So you can add your branding to the login screen.

Custom Login


To install this plugin

Go to your plugins panel inside WordPress.

  • Search for “custom login”
  • Install and activate the plugin.
  • Go to the settings and set it up.

This will allow you to change the default WordPress login page, so you can have your own branding.



To sum up

To find your WordPress login is easy once you are shown how. There is no need to go through your hosting to get into your backend or WordPress admin. Simply type in your website name then add wp-admin at the end (after the forward-slash). That’s it!

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Original content written by Jodi Allbon 2013.