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How to Create Your User Name and Login to Your WordPress Website’s “Backend”…

Filed Under: How to Use Your Wordpress Site

WordPress is simply the best for adding and editing content to your website without ever having to mess with any “code”. I find that adding and editing content on your website is easier than using Microsoft Word™.

So, how do you “log in” to your WordPress website?

You type the following url into your browser replacing “” with the domain name of your own WordPress site:

Then, you enter your login and password and click login. If you ever forget your password you can reset it on the /wp-admin/ login page.

But first, you will need a login. You will either receive an email from WordPress with an invitation to become a user or your user name and password will be manually given to you.

If you receive an email invite it will look like this:

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11:13 AM (6 minutes ago)

You’ve been invited to join ‘Your WordPress Website’ at with the role of Editor.
If you do not want to join this site please ignore
this email. This invitation will expire in a few days.Please click the following link to activate your user account: activate.php?key= fadb5ff3171fe971

Click the link and you will be taken to a page saying “Your account is now active!” that lists your user name and password. Copy and paste those – you will be able to change your password in the next step if you wish.

Now you’re going to log in to your website by directing your browser to – replacing “yourwordpresswebsite” with the domain name of your site.

Log in with your user name and password you received after clicking the link from the email.

Now that you’re logged in you may click on “Profile” and at the bottom next to “New Password” click “Generate Password”.

WordPress will kindly generate a gigantic very secure password that you may replace by simply typing in your own password of your choosing. You will need to click the checkbox “Confirm use of weak password” if WordPress judges your password as weak.