In the previous article in our Getting started in Wordpress series we explained the site structure. Now we will show you how to log into your WordPress Dashboard to begin building your website. Logging into WordPress is separate from logging into your cPanel. You will use a different URL and you will use a different username and password (unless you set up WordPress with the same credentials as your cPanel).

How to Login to Wordpress:

  1. Go to your WordPress website and put /wp-admin at the end of the URL. For example, if your site is located at example.com, then visit example.com/wp-admin to access your login screen. If you renamed your wp-admin folder, use the folder name in place of /wp-admin. Once you have accessed your admin page, it will look like this:

    WPlogin1

  2. Enter your Wordpress username and password (you created this when you installed it), then click the Log In button. You will then be in your WordPress Dashboard, it will look like this:
    WPlogin2

Troubleshooting:

If you installed WordPress on a new domain or on a domain that is not yet pointed to Web Hosting Hub, you will need to point the domain to our Nameservers and either wait 4-24 hours for DNS to propagate or make a change to your WordPress configuration to work through your temporary URL. Once the domain is pointed to our Namesevers and DNS has propagated, you can then remove the temporary URL work around from your WordPress configuration file.


In the next tutorial we will show you how to Write a WordPress Blog Post.

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2014-01-16 12:01 pm
I just installed Worldpress on a new domain name. How do I point the domain to the Nameservers?
7,094 Points
2014-01-16 12:29 pm
Hello ItsRoos,

Thank you for your question. These are our nameservers:
ns1.webhostinghub.com
ns2.webhostinghub.com

If your domain is registered with us, you can update the nameservers in AMP

If it is registered elsewhere, you will have to have the registrar point to our nameservers.

Be sure to allow up to 24 hours for propagation.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-03-11 1:51 pm

I just installed WP to my domain using softaculous - all seemed to go as intended, but I am not able to log on to continue to create website. When I enter password on log in page and click - the password area goes blank and I am back where I started: needing to enter a password.

I have not done anything to point servers. If that is something I need to do, please provide detailed instrustions. Thanks!

 

9,413 Points
2014-03-11 2:41 pm
arnelc
Staff
Hello Teri,

WordPress processes everything based on the server that it's being called from. So, if you have not pointed your domain name to the nameservers yet, then the WordPress installation will not work correctly until you do. Remember that if you are changing the name servers, there is up to a 24 hour period of what is called DNS propagation. If you do not want to use your domain, you can install Wordpress using a temp url.

I hope that helps to clear up the issue. Please let us know if you continue to have any problems.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-03-13 11:43 pm

Hi,

I have set up wordpress for the new domain which I recently acquired. I tried creating a post on Wordpress and set some themes, However, when I go to my website expresatuinner.com, there is still web hosting hub standard templete saying "Hello there, this website is under construction". I wonder how can I get wordpress hooked to the website in order to start seeing my website up and running and not your standard pop-up theme with the note?

Thanks

David

1,135 Points
2014-03-14 9:42 am
JeffMa
Staff
Hello David,

This can be caused by the default index page being located within your public_html directory. Be sure that with the WordPress installation, that you installed it into the public_html directory. If you installed using Softaculous, be sure that you left the In Directory field blank to ensure that it is installed in your root directory.

If everything was installed in the correct directory, you may just have a browser caching issue. Try clearing your browser cache to resolve the issue.
n/a Points
2014-03-16 6:15 pm

Hi JeffMa:

Thanks a lot for your prompt reply to my inquiry. I just joined Web Hosting Hub and I have been very satisfied with the customer service you guys provide. You rock!!! I had only to clear my browser to make it work. It's working good so far. Thanks againg. David 

7,094 Points
2014-03-17 8:51 am
Hello David,

Thank you for letting us know, it is great to hear!

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-03-17 9:55 pm

Hello,

I just installed WordPress a few minutes ago but when I try to login WordPress, I cannot.  It also said that they do not have my username on file.  Can you help?

7,094 Points
2014-03-18 10:26 am
Hello Dwaynepier,

Thank you for your question. Did you install Wordpress using Softaculous?

What happens when you go to: example.com/wp-admin (be sure to replace example.com with your actual domain)

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-03-25 4:42 pm

Hi quick question I must be missing something when I goto  example.com/wp-admin (be sure to replace example.com with your actual domain) nothing happens. the webpage can't be found. What do I need to do? 

Thanks!

9,413 Points
2014-03-25 5:09 pm
arnelc
Staff
Hello Adrey,

Thanks for the question. The domain name that you are using for your website must be registered. You can easily do this by following our register a domain tutorial. If you recently registered the domain, you need to allow for DNS propagation. Also, if your domain is registered with an outside service, then you need make sure that the domain is pointing to our name servers.

Hope this helps to clear up the issue! If you're still having problems, then please provide us more information such as the URL that you're trying to use in order for us to continue troubleshooting the issue.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-03-27 1:44 pm

I am having touble with my WP admin page. It doesn't load at all. I keep waiting and waiting but nothing loads. It just keeps buffering. I tried everything. But it still doesn't come. Please tell what I can do?

2,247 Points
2014-03-27 1:58 pm
JacobN
Staff
Hello Mitchell,

It looks like your domain name has not been set to point to our name servers yet. With that being the case, you won't be able to access your website on our servers using your domain name yet.

After you update your domain's name servers it can take up to 24 hours for the DNS settings to fully propagate and the domain to be available.

During this time, you can access your website directly on our server using the temporary URL for your website, but note that typically WordPress also requires you to configure WordPress on the temporary URL as well to fully function.

A better alternative if you want to access your WordPress website on our server right away is to modify your hosts file to force your computer to go ahead and resolve your domain name to our server until you have time to update the name servers.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all.

- Jacob

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