How to Log Into Your WordPress Website Admin

WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for creating and running websites. If you’re new to WordPress or just want to make the most of the platform, you may be wondering how to log into your WordPress website’s dashboard.

The WordPress dashboard is the website’s interface, the location where you’ll find all the essential functions for handling a WordPress website. The login screen may seem intimidating at first, but in reality it’s quite easy to navigate once you know the basics.

The Basics Of Logging In To Your WordPress Dashboard

To log into your WordPress dashboard, you need to go to (the URL may vary depending on your theme and settings). From the login screen, you can choose which mode of authentication you’ll use (username and password, or phone number and token).

Tokens Vs Passwords

In some cases, you may be asked to enter a six-digit verification code instead of a password. This is a one-time use code that can be entered via SMS, Google Authenticator, or a similar app. A token is similar to a password, but it has the advantage of being easier to remember.

If you decide to use a verification code, make sure you configure the corresponding SMS messaging app to send the code to your phone number. This is because many users may find themselves locked out of their dashboards due to an incorrect SMS verification code.

Another important point to make about logging in is that, unlike your email inbox, your WordPress dashboard is not a static place. It is a constantly changing interface that is updated with the latest WordPress news and community events.

Create A Login Page

If you want to create a login page for your WordPress website, you’ll want to create a form on your website’s page with the following details:

  • Username: This will be the email address or pseudonymous id of the person logging in (i.e., the account holder).
  • Password: This is the password the person logging in will use to access the account.
  • Logo: This is the logo or image that will be displayed on the login page (optional)
  • Description: This is a brief description of what the page is for (optional)
  • Contact Details: This is the contact details page, including the email address and phone number (optional)
  • Terms Of Use: This is the terms of use page (optional)
  • Privacy Policy: This is the privacy policy page (optional)

You can also add a “Forgot password” link, which will send the user to the change password page. If you want to create a more sophisticated experience and give the user the option to select a new password using a weak or strong password generator, you’ll want to look into security and password management plugins. Combining a strong password policy with two-factor authentication using a TOTP app may also be a good idea.

Update Your WordPress Site With The Latest News

Every day, WordPress publishes news articles about the latest happenings in the WordPress community. To keep up with all the news, you’ll want to visit on a daily basis (be sure to sign up for the free newsletter if you don’t already get it). From here, you can read all the important news stories pertaining to WordPress and the Web hosting industry.

Make Sure Your WordPress Website Is Secure

A secure WordPress website has the following features:

  • GDPR compliant: The site must be GDPR compliant, which stands for the General Data Protection Regulation (European Union) that took effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR gives individuals the right to access their personal data and require companies to be transparent about what happens to that data.
  • XSS protection: The site should have a secure “solution” or “contact us” page for handling enquiries and requests regarding personal data. This should be handled by a reputable data protection consultant.
  • IP protection: The site should be protected by a reputable web host (e.g., Liquidweb, Godaddy, or any of the major brands). You can find reviews of the best web hosts here:
  • SSH protection: The site should have an encrypted SSH connection (Server-Side Hypertext Transfer Protocol) running on the server. This ensures that all the user’s data is encrypted as it travels to and from the server.
  • DDoS protection (distributed denial of service): The site should have a dedicated IP address that is connected to a reputable web host and should be protected against all attacks (by hackers or groups of hackers) that would try to stop the site from functioning. A dedicated IP address is very difficult to obtain, so the cost may be high, but it’s generally worth it.
  • DNS Secured: The site should have a DNS (Domain Name System) record (that’s easy for users to remember) and should use a reputable registry (e.g., GoDaddy’s Public DNS). This ensures that all the site’s domain names point to the same IP address (hence making it more secure).
  • Honeypot: The site’s server should host a honeypot (fake user account) that can be used to capture cybercriminals. Setting up a honeypot may be difficult and it generally requires specialist knowledge, so be sure to seek help from a security expert.
  • Malware Scanning: The site should be scanned for malware (adware, spyware, etc.) at least once a week.
  • SpeedySSL: The site should be served using the speedySSL protocol (the standard for speedier, more secure page loads), which is why it’s also known as “SSL compression.” The protocol allows for more secure connections and quicker load times (i.e., less time waiting for content to appear).
  • REST API: The site should have a REST API (Representational State Transfer) which can be used to authenticate users and provide them with restricted access to certain areas of the site (e.g., forums, etc.). The REST API should be protected by a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and accessed only from a secure device (e.g., a laptop or mobile phone).
  • SEO: The site should be optimized for search engines (e.g., Google, Bing, etc.). To do this, the site’s content must be written with keywords in mind and must adhere to the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices.
  • Robots.txt: The site should have a Robots.txt file which can be used to instruct web robots (e.g., Google Search, Bing, etc.) on how to index and browse the content. The Robots.txt file should be easy to understand for a non-technical user and should be kept up to date with changes.

The above points should help you create a more secure WordPress website. Keeping all of this in mind should make it easier to decide which mode of authentication you’ll use for your account (email and password, or phone number and token) and what data protection features you’ll implement.