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How to Find WordPress Login URL Link Page

How to Find WordPress Login URL Link Page

In this tutorial, we are going to learn all the possible ways on how to find the WordPress login URL of your website. In addition, add a login link to some parts of your website areas such as the header, sidebar, and footer.

After installing WordPress on a clean slate, the default theme comes with a login link on the homepage. However, after installing a different theme, the link disappears and finding it may be almost impossible.

Login link in default homepage

Although we can’t find a direct link any longer on the home screen, we can still access the logging screen in many ways. Let’s jump right into it.

All Possible Ways To Log-in To WordPress Dashboard

To see the login screen you’ll need to navigate to any of these pages:

yourwebsite.com/wp-admin
yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php
yourwebsite.com/login
yourwebsite.com/admin

Make sure to replace ‘yourwebsite’ with your actual website name. On the login page, you’ll just need to enter your credentials, and voila, you’re inside your WordPress dashboard.

The yourwebsite.com/login and yourwebsite.com/admin URLs will only work as long as you don’t have any other page URL start with ‘Login’ or ‘Admin’.

Trying to log-in to our website when using the /login URL option will automatically redirect you to this URL:

https://pluginsforwp.com/downloads/loginpress-customizing-the-wordpress-login-wordpress-plugin/

WordPress, at first, will try to match the /login URL with any other page that contains ‘/login’ in the URL. That is why you’ll be redirected to the page above because it contains the word ‘login’ in the URL. If the system can’t find a page like so, it will load the login screen as the last option.

Same as with the /admin option, when trying to log in to our website using the /admin URL, you’ll be redirected to https://pluginsforwp.com/downloads/admin-columns-pro-advanced-custom-fields-acf-integration-wordpress-plugin/ for the same reason. The link above contains the word ‘admin’ in its URL.

Therefore, in order to guarantee load the login screen, I highly recommend you to use the /wp-admin link (which is the default login URL link).

After you logged in to your WordPress dashboard, we can add a login URL to some areas of your website just to make the login process a bit quicker and easier.

I’m going to show you how to add a log-in link to your website header, sidebar, and footer. Let’s start by adding a login link to your website menu.

Add a WordPress login URL to Menu Header

It does not matter which theme you use, all of them (or the majority at least) have a menu in the header. To add a login link as a menu item we will need to navigate into Appearance -> Menus.

On this screen, you’ll have to choose your desired menu, of which you would like to add the login link. In our example, the default theme Twenty Twenty, we will choose the ‘Desktop Horizontal Menu’.

On the left side, we will expand the Custom Links tab and enter your website URL address with /wp-admin in the end. In the ‘Link Text‘ enter ‘Login‘ and click on ‘Add to Menu‘.

Add login link to header menu

Click on ‘Save Menu‘ and visit your website.

Great job, now you can see the login link in your header menu. If you already logged in to your site, it will direct you to your WordPress dashboard. Otherwise, it will direct you to the login screen.

Header menu with added login link

Add a WordPress login URL to Footer

Just like we did with the Header. We can also add a login link to our footer. We can add the login to the footer in a couple of ways. One way is to the footer menu, and the second way is to the footer widgets (if existed).

Add a login link to the footer menu

In order to add a login link to the footer menu (in case we have a menu in the footer) we need to follow the exact steps as adding the link to the header menu.

The only difference is just to make sure that we are editing the footer menu and not the header menu.

Navigate to Appearance -> Menus and select the menu that appears in the footer (if you have one). On the left side, we will expand the Custom Links tab and enter your website URL address with /wp-admin in the end. In the ‘Link Text‘ enter ‘Login‘ and click on ‘Add to Menu‘.

Click on ‘Save Menu‘ and visit your website. Now you can see the login link in your footer menu.

Add login link to footer menu

Add a login link to the footer widget

If your theme support footer widgets, we can add the login link there instead of the footer menu. In order to do that, navigate to Appearance -> Widgets.

On the left side, you can see all the currently available widgets of your website and on the right side, you will see all the available positions for you to display them.

Let’s drag the ‘Custom HTML‘ widget from the left side to the Footer #1 area (it may be called something else depends on your theme). In the Custom HTML widget, we will enter

Login url link

replace the ‘yourwebsite’ with your actual website name and click ‘Save‘.

Now you should see the new login link in your footer widget.

For more footer customization options, read our article on how to edit the WordPress footer in 4 different ways and how to remove the ‘Proudly powered by WordPress’ text from the footer.

Add a WordPress login URL to Sidebar

Adding a login link to the WordPress sidebar is an easy task. Although that the current default theme, Twenty Twenty doesn’t have a sidebar, most other themes do.

The process is very similar to adding a login link to a footer widget with one difference. To drag the widget to the right sidebar location.

So let’s do it. Navigate to Appearance -> Widgets and drag the ‘Custom HTML‘ widget from the left side to the sidebar area (it may be called something else depends on your theme) like Sidebar-left or Sidebar-right.

In the Custom HTML widget, enter:

Login url link

replace the ‘yourwebsite’ with your actual website name and click ‘Save‘.

Add custom html login link to widgets

Visit your website and make sure you see the new login link. If you can’t see it in your sidebar, try to drag the ‘Custom HTML‘ widget to a different sidebar on the widgets page (in case you have multiple sidebars). Click ‘Save‘ and visit your website again.

How to Customize the Login Page

After accessing the login page, you may want to consider customizing the page to better match your brand. Although that customizing the login page won’t change the functionality of your website, it is still better to match the design with the rest of your website.

A customized login page won’t show the default WordPress logo and will display your header, footer, and match your website colors.

One of the best WordPress plugins to customize the login page called LoginPress which gives you many options to style and build the page easily without any complicated codes.

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to find the login link to your WordPress website and how to design the page itself. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comments box down below.

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