The WordPress admin dashboard show errors at times. There are several reasons why these errors occur on the WordPress admin login page. Check out the list of all the problems and how to fix them.
- Incorrect Username & Password
- Your site URL is incorrect
- Browser Cookies
- WordPress htaccess files
- Deactivate All plugins
- URL Setting
1- Incorrect Username & Password:
This is a common issue. Sometimes we forget the login password or enter an incorrect email/username. Check out how to password protect your WordPress website.
First, make sure your password and username are correct. Try to log in to your website on one or two attempts. If you can’t log in, then first refresh the page and try one more time. Read the error of WordPress and click the ‘Lost your password’ link.
Confirm your new password. If you still can’t access your website then check the URL of your website.
2- Your website URL is Incorrect:
This is quite a common problem. If you have too many websites, it is possible that you mistype URLs or passwords in the browser’s address bar. If you can’t get access to your website admin login page. Made smaller mistakes like, alphabet or a numeric number of the URL.
The one more common problem is while you will submit a URL to your domain hosting page and you will forget your current domain name. Go to the web hosting page again and review the WordPress site URL, put this URL to your web browser, sign in to the admin page. If you cannot open it then check out the next step.
3- Browser Cookies:
Refresh your browser cookies consistently. Sometimes browser cookies are the problem for WordPress login. Refresh page or clear Browser cookie data for this specific website. You can do that by going to your browser settings.
Each browser handles cookies differently. You have to check your browser’s settings to find cookies settings. However, removing the cookies for this specific site might resolve your WordPress login issue.
Go to the admin page, try to login to your website again. If again you can’t access your website, try the htaccess files method.
4- htaccess file:
The htaccess file is a configuration file. This could be another reason why you can’t access your WordPress login page.
Remove the file: Go to your WordPress Hosting page, next go to the file manager app, Once connected, next locate the htaccess file in the root folder of your website and download it onto your computer as a backup.
After that, delete the file from your website. Go to the WP-admin directory, if you found another htaccess file there make sure to also delete it.
Now, try to log in to your WordPress website. Once your WordPress page is open, go to the setting button, go to permalink and click save.
When you finish this step the new htaccess file will be generated for your WordPress website. Just try again your admin page and login. If you are still not able to access the site then try disabling the WordPress plugins.
5- Deactivate all WordPress Plugins:
There might be a plugin that is conflicting with your WordPress core, theme, or plugin. Most likely two or more plugins are in conflict.
Since you can’t access your website, you have to use an FTP client to access your site’s backend.
When you gain access to your site through FTP, go to /wp-content/ directory. Inside this directory, you can see the Plugin folder. This is the space WordPress installs all plugins. Rename this folder to “Plugin_backup”. This will deactivate all of your plugins.
Go to your WordPress website and try to log in again. If you will successfully enter your website this means one or more of your WordPress plugins is causing this issue. Once you have access to the site, try to deactivate plugins that you installed recently.
Once you figure out the conflicting plugin, deactivate or uninstall it. After that, rename your plugin folder by accessing the backend through the FTP client
6- URL Setting:
Go to the WordPress Setting page, click the general button. This page will page open up.
Enter the correct URL of your website during WordPress site Installation.
Just go to access using an FTP client or go to the File Manager app in your WordPress Hosting page dashboard.
Now, You will find the wp-config.php file on your site. Just left click of the mouse, click the button “view edit” Simply edit the file and paste the below code
Add the domain name of your own website. Use this code before the line. ‘That’s all, stop editing! Happy publishing’.
After save and upload the file. Go to your website and try to login to your website.
This is a difficult PHP code. If you don’t have enough experience, can’t do that.
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