Logging into your website's backend (WordPress Dashboard)

Modified on Mon, 15 Jan at 5:11 PM

WordPress makes it easy for users to manage their websites by providing a simple and secure login process to access the backend. Logging in is a straightforward process whether you're an Admin, Shop Manager, Editor, or Author. Here's a quick guide on how to do it:

Access the Login Page: Open your web browser and enter your website's URL in the address bar. To access the backend login page, add "/wp-admin" at the end of your URL. For example, https://yourwebsite.com/wp-admin.

Enter Your Credentials: Enter your username and password once you reach the login page.

Click "Log In": After entering your credentials and selecting your user role, click the "Log In" button. You will see the WordPress dashboard if your login information is correct.

Navigate the Backend: Congratulations! You've successfully logged into the backend of your WordPress website. You can manage content, customize settings, and perform other tasks from the dashboard based on your assigned user role.

Remember to keep your login credentials secure and regularly update your password for added security. You're ready to manage and update your WordPress site from the backend efficiently.

Additional Steps for 2FA Login

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your WordPress login. If you still need to activate 2FA, check out our Why 2FA is Important article for the benefits and considerations. To set up 2FA on your WordPress site, follow our guide on How to Activate 2FA.

If 2FA is enabled on your website and for your account's user role, then follow these steps for logging into your website's backend after entering your account password:

Retrieve 2FA Code: When logging in, after entering your username and password, Wordfence will prompt you for a 2FA code. Open the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone to retrieve the six-digit code.

Enter 2FA Code: Input the current 2FA code from the Microsoft Authenticator app into the prompted field on the login page.

Access the Dashboard: You will access your website's WordPress dashboard after successfully entering your credentials and the 2FA code.

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