To access your website’s administration tools, go to the WordPress Admin1 by pointing your web browser to your website address with
/wp-admin added to the end of it:
WordPress admin web address example
Some installations might put WordPress in a directory (also called a subdirectory), in which case the WordPress Admin address would be located at:
WordPress Admin in a subdirectory web address example
Login to the WordPress Admin
Before being allowed to use the site administration tools, you will be asked to login. The login screen for the WordPress Admin asks for a username and password. Your username and password will be provided by your website developer.
To login to the WordPress Admin:
- Enter your Username and Password
- Click the Remember Me box to stay logged in for up to 14 days.
- Click the Log In button to get access to the WordPress Admin.
Login information is case-sensitive. Make sure the CAPS LOCK key is off!
If you forget your password, you can click the Lost your password? link. Follow the on-screen instructions to get an email with a link to reset your password.
Once you have successfully logged in, you will be greeted by the WordPress Dashboard in the WordPress Admin.
The WordPress Admin
The WordPress Admin Dashboard
- WordPress Admin bar appears above the header
- Name of the admin screen that you are currently viewing
- Screen Options tab to customize the look of the current admin screen
- Help tab for access to information about the current admin screen
- Dashboard, Pages, Posts, etc.
- Shopp Menus: Shopp & Catalog
- Admin Screen
- The Shopp Admin Menu
From the Shopp menu in the WordPress Admin, you can access the screens that will manage all aspects of your online store. If the Shopp menu does not appear in your WordPress Admin screens, see the Installation section for details on installing and activating Shopp.
Manage orders, process payments, handle refunds, view transaction history and communicate with your customers.
Manage customer profiles, reset passwords, and view customer orders.
View store performance reports with charts, data tables and report exports.
Your developer may restrict access to settings to prevent breaking the storefront.
Setup how your store will operate with your base of operations, target markets, merchant information, order management settings, checkout preferences, download restrictions, presentation preferences, pages setup and image settings.
Manage system integrations with payment gateways, shipping modules, tax settings, storage engines. Also includes advanced system management tools and troubleshooting log viewer.
Add or edit catalog products, assign products to categories, and manage product pricing and inventory.
Set up custom catalog categories, set custom category product sort order, create category templates and set up faceted menus.
Set up and manage product tags, which can be used, like categories, to group like products together by common terms.
Create discount promotions to apply to catalog products, order discounts, and order item discounts.