So you just got yourself a new, juicy WordPress website, and it’s time to make some new content. Logging in couldn’t be easier:
Step 1: Go to the login page from any browser
WordPress “hides” the login page at yourdomainhere.com/wp-login.php. Open your web browser of choice (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Safari) and head to your website!
Step 2: Enter your Username & Password
Your web developer/administrator has probably provided you with this information, or sent you an email so you can activate your username yourself. Once you click the link from the email, your account will be active, and a temporary password will be shown to you on screen, and emailed to you. We strongly recommend you change this password to something that works for you!
And remember: Good passwords are long, have upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols in it. Great passwords are long and easy to remember, but not easy to guess!
I don’t know/forgot my password!
It happens to the best of us! Not a problem – head to the login page, and click that handy “Lost Your Password?” link. You can reset your password by providing your username or email address, and you’ll be emailed a link shortly thereafter.
I don’t know my username!
That’s ok too! You can use the “Forgot my Password” link as above, and use your email address instead. If you’re not sure what email address was used, or your email address doesn’t seem to be working, get in contact with your WordPress administrator/web developer.
(If that’s us, you can contact us for a new username/account reset)
Step 3: Enjoy your new website 🙂
Once you hit enter, or click the “Log In” button, you’ll be taken to the back end of WordPress. This is where you’ll create & edit your content.
Keep in mind, your site may look a little different from the image. That’s ok – some users can see more or less, based on their user roles. This article assumes you’re an Editor, which means you can create, edit, and delete Pages, Posts, and Categories. You can also add Media like images & video.
If you have no idea what any of that meant, that’s ok too! We’ve written a brief overview on what WordPress Pages & Posts are, as well as a guide on how to edit content in a WordPress site, and leverage that content with a few extra features we typically set up for new clients as well.