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Before you can use any of WordPress's features, you will first need to log in to the Dashboard. The dashboard is where you can manage the posts and pages for your site and access the overview of your WordPress installation.
If you have not altered the dashboard login URL, either by using a plugin or directly editing the WordPress files, the default WordPress dashboard can be accessed either by adding /wp-admin to the ending of the URL that you have installed WordPress too. For example, if you had your WordPress site at blog.example.com. You could use blog.example.com/wp-admin to get to the Dashboard login page.
If you have changed where the dashboard can be accessed, you may need to locate using the plugin to change your dashboard to be in that plugin. If you are looking to change it from the default /wp-admin, following this guide here can easily be done.
On the login page, you will want to enter your login details. You would have set these when you first installed WordPress. By default, the username would have been admin, although we highly recommend changing this from the default username. If you have forgotten the password you set, there are, fortunately, multiple ways to reset. You can review this guide to assist with resetting your password.
If you should have any questions or would like assistance, please contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.
Written by Hostwinds Team / April 18, 2018