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How to Login to WordPress Website


Navigating the digital world has become second nature for many of us. We often use websites for personal or professional purposes. WordPress, one of the world's most popular content management systems, powers a significant portion of these websites. Whether you're a blogger, a small business owner, or part of a larger organization, knowing how to log into the WordPress website efficiently is crucial for managing your online presence. 

This article provided a straightforward guide to simplify the WordPress login process, ensuring quick and secure access to your site. It covered three primary methods to access the WordPress website: through the Bluehost Account Manager, using Softaculous from the cPanel, and directly via the wp-admin page. Each method caters to different installation scenarios and user preferences, offering flexibility in website management.

How to Login to WordPress Dashboard Through Bluehost Account Manager

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Navigate to the Websites tab in the side navigation to the left.
  3. Hover over the website you're working on and click the Edit Site button to access the WordPress website.
  4. You are now logged in to your WordPress website.

How to Login to WordPress Dashboard Through Softaculous

We recommend using this method if you initially used Softaculous to install WordPress. There is no need for your WordPress logins; however, you will need access to your Bluehost cPanel.

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click the Hosting tab from the side navigation.
    Bluehost Dashboard highlighting 'Hosting' tab
  3. Under Quick Links in Server Information, click on CPANEL.
    Bluehost Dashboard highlighting 'CPANEL' button under Quick Links
  4. Navigate to the Software section and then select the Softaculous Apps Installer option.
  5. Click on the "Installations box on the Softaculous home page.
  6. Click the profile icon under the Admin column of the WordPress site you want to access.
  7. After clicking the button, a new tab will automatically open, and you will be logged into the WordPress website.

How to Login to WordPress Dashboard Directly

This method allows you to directly access your WordPress website using your domain name and login credentials, eliminating the need to log in to your Bluehost Account Manager or cPanel.

Important Note: This method works with most WordPress installations, including those through Marketplace or Simple Scripts. It will not work if the login methods have been changed from the default setup. For example, if a WordPress security plugin has customized the login URL or the wp-admin folder has been moved.

Determining your login URL

The default URL to login to WordPress dashboard is the same URL you would use to visit your site but with "/wp-admin" added at the end of it. For example, if I visit my WordPress website at www.example.com, I would go to www.example.com/wp-admin to access the login screen.

Logging In

Note: If you are already logged in, you will be taken to the dashboard directly without asking for a username and password. To reset your WordPress password, please see WordPress: Resetting your Password.

  1. Go to your login URL.
  2. Enter your WordPress username and password and click Log In.

You now have access to your WordPress website, where you can manage your WordPress site.

Pro Tip: If you have issues accessing it on older browsers like Internet Explorer, please check the current established core browser support policies by WordPress.org. Click here to visit their support page. For basic WordPress troubleshooting, please see How to Enable WP_Debug to learn more about enabling the debug option to diagnose your WordPress issues further.


Whether you are a seasoned WordPress user or new to website management, understanding and utilizing these login methods can significantly enhance your efficiency in managing your online platform. Remember, it's crucial to ensure that your login credentials are kept secure and to be aware of the login URL changes that security plugins might enforce. For any issues encountered during the login process, WordPress support pages and enabling WP_Debug can provide further assistance. Always aim to keep your browser up to date to avoid compatibility issues. 

By mastering how to login to WordPress dashboard, you can ensure a smoother, more accessible management experience for your WordPress site, allowing you to focus more on creating content, engaging with your audience, or growing your business online.

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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