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Logging Into WordPress With HostGator

WordPress, being the most popular platform used to create 42% of websites, allows its users to create posts, add pages, use various themes/plugins, manage their shopping cart, and access additional features through its own dashboard. Using your HostGator WordPress login, you can get access to your dashboard and make the necessary updates on your website.

When it comes to logging into WordPress with HostGator, there are 2 options. Here's how.

Option 1: Via wp-admin (Direct Login)

This method allows you to access your dashboard directly using your domain name and WordPress logins. There is no need to log in to your HostGator Customer Portal or cPanel to access the WordPress dashboard.

Note: If you are hosting with us, please make sure that your domain is already pointed to HostGator.

WordPress Login Prompt

Main Domain
Visit the WordPress dashboard by launching your browser and going to your domain with /wp-admin at the end.

Format: (Please replace 'domain' with your actual domain name.)



If you installed WordPress to a sub-directory, use your domain followed by a forward-slash, then the sub-directory with /wp-admin at the end.

Format: (Please replace 'domain' with your actual domain name and 'subdirectory' with the actual sub-directory you used during installation.)


Option 2: Via Softaculous

If you initially used Softaculous to install WordPress, we recommend using this method. There is no need for your WordPress logins; however, you will need access to your HostGator cPanel.

Did you manually install or transfer WordPress on your HostGator account? Would you like to use Softaculous to manage your WordPress installation? Great news! Follow the instructions on How to Import WordPress into Softaculous to take advantage of all the Softaculous features.

To log in to WordPress via Softaculous:

  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Look for the Software section, then click the Softaculous Apps Installer.

    cPanel - Softaculous Apps

  3. On the Softaculous home page, click the Installations box.

    Softaculous - Installations box

  4. Locate the WordPress site you wish to access, then click its profile icon under the Admin column.

    Wordpress Admin Button 

  5. A new tab will open automatically, logging you into the WordPress dashboard.

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