How to Remember and Reset Your WordPress Login Easily

Here at UK Web Host Review, we often get asked “how do I login to WordPress?” or “how do I reset my WordPress login details?”. When you sign up for WordPress.org, you’re required to seek out your own reliable web hosting – that’s why it’s called a self-hosted solution.

Some WordPress web hosts will automatically install WordPress for you, thus generating WordPress login details that you may have trouble finding. Alternatively, if you install WordPress yourself via your web host’s control panel, you may have missed your login details.

Trust me, you’re not the only ones who get stuck in this pickle! I’m here to help you how to find your WordPress login details and reset your WordPress credentials if needed.

What Is My WordPress Login Link?

When you install WordPress, you’ll be provided with a login URL. This will often look something like this: www.yoursite.com/admin

With your own login URL, you’ll be able to access the WordPress login page for your website.

Alternative Login URLs

Sometimes your WordPress URL might not work and so you’ll need to try other variations to access your WordPress login page. Alternatively, you may have installed your WordPress site in a different directory, or you’re using a subdomain, in which case you’ll need to enter a slightly different URL like the ones below:

  • Alternative login page: www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php
  • Subdirectory: www.yoursite.com/wordpress/login or www.yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-login.php
  • Subdomain: www.subdomain.yoursite.com/login or www.subdomain.yoursite.com/wp-login.php

Remember to replace the yoursite part of the URL with your website name. If you were previously logged into your WordPress website, the URLs will take you to your WordPress dashboard. If your session has expired, then you’ll be taken back to the WordPress login page.

How To Login To WordPress From Your Web Host

Decent WordPress web hosts will offer an easy way to login to your WordPress admin area directly from your host’s control panel. We’re going to look at ways you can log in to your WordPress site from some popular WordPress hosts.

1. Logging into WordPress from BlueHost

BlueHost is one of the few recommended WordPress web hosts from WordPress itself. BlueHost offers cheap WordPress hosting alongside an easy-to-use dashboard which is ideal for beginners.

Once you’ve logged into your BlueHost account, simply click on My Sites from the left-hand side panel on your BlueHost dashboard.

how to login to wordpress via bluehost

Select the website you want to login to and click the button that says Log In.

2. Logging into WordPress from SiteGround

SiteGround is one of the world’s leading web host providers, offering incredible features as well as in-house developed tools to help speed up your WordPress website.

SiteGround’s control panel has recently been updated, making it even easier to access and manage your websites and domains. Simply log in to your SiteGround dashboard and click Websites from the tabs at the top.

siteground wordpress login from control panel

Once you see your website from the list below, select WordPress Kit next to the website you want to log in to.

siteground wordpress kit login

The WordPress Kit popup will appear showing a variety of options. Select the option that says WordPress Admin to login to your WordPress website.

How To Remember Your WordPress Login Page

If you struggle to remember your WordPress login link then it’s a good idea to add a bookmark to your browser. This makes it easy to click on the bookmark without having to remember the login URL as the bookmark will do the hard work for you.

You can also add your website’s WordPress link to your website footer, sidebar, or menu, so all you’d need to do is visit your website to gain access to the login page – handy right?

Adding Your WordPress Link to Menu

To add your WordPress login URL to your website’s menu, login to your WordPress admin area then click on Appearance >Menus.

Click on the Custom Links option to expand it. Here you’ll need to input your WordPress login page URL and the link text you want to display. Once you’re finished, click on Add to Menu and remember to select Save Menu to ensure your new menu has been added successfully. See, that wasn’t too painful, was it?

Use Remember Me

When you land on the WordPress login page, you’ll see a checkbox at the bottom of the username/password boxes labelled Remember Me. If you check this box before logging in, your login details will be remembered for the following 14 days, or until your browser’s cookies are cleared.

This will allow you to log in directly to your WordPress dashboard without having to remember or input your username and password each time you log in.

How To Reset Your WordPress Password

If you want to reset your WordPress password, there is more than one way to do this. The simplest way is to click Lost Your Password?on the login page for your website, but if you don’t receive an email or you can’t access your email, you may need to consider another method.

Change Your Password via WordPress

  1. From the WordPress dashboard, select Users > All Users
  2. Select your username from the list to edit it
  3. Once you reach the Edit User screen, scroll down until you see the New Password section
  4. Click Generate Password
  5. To change the automatically-generated password, type your new password in the box provided to overwrite it
  6. Click Update User button to complete the process

Change Your Password via phpMyAdmin

If your emails aren’t working or if WordPress doesn’t send you an email if you’re trying to reset your password through the Lost Your Password link, you can reset your WordPress password via the database.

  1. Login to your control panel from your WordPress hosting account, e.g. SiteGround or BlueHost
  2. Under databases (if you’re using cPanel) select phpMyAdmin
  3. Select your WordPress database from the phpMyAdmin app
  4. Find the table in your database called {table prefix]_users and click Browse
  5. Click Edit next to the username of the person you want to change the password
  6. Delete the value in the user_pass field and update it with your new password
  7. Under the Function column, select MD5 from the dropdown and select Go
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