WordPress: Login and Dashboard

After the WordPress installation (guide), you can customise the default WordPress website to your liking. To do this, you will need to login to the WordPress website. This is possible through 2 ways.

For illustration purposes, we use the domain cloud86example.com always replace it with your own domain in question. The domain is whatever is behind the monkey tail in the mail address (@cloud86example.com) or entered in the url bar in the browser (after https://www. or https://).

  1. Directly through the browser, the url is <domainname>/wp-admin. For example with our test domain cloud86example.com, you will then get the link: https://cloud86example.com/wp-admin.
  2. Via Plesk, this can also be done if you don't remember the WordPress login password.

WordPress Login via URL

If you go to the url <domainname>/wp-admin, you will see a login screen and you will have to enter the username and password. Don't remember the login details? Then you can request them again via the Lost your password button or use the second login option via Plesk.

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WordPress Login via Plesk or password reset

For security reasons, we do not send passwords by e-mail. Through Plesk it is possible to log in directly to your WordPress environment, after which you can create a new username and password to log in directly to WordPress.

  1. Go to the Plesk Control Panel, see the guide: Plesk: Login and 2FA
  2. In the main screen, you will see the installation of your WordPress website. Click Log in to go directly to your WordPress environment. If you want to change the password, click Setup to see the user and current password. You can also change the password here.

WordPress admin user creation (optional)

Once logged into WordPress, choose Users in the left-hand menu and then Add New User. Here you can create a new administrator account, after which you can log in to WordPress directly with those credentials. Via the url <domainname>/wp-admin, for an example url see the first method at the top of this article.

List of user roles:

  • Administrator: somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site.
  • Editor: somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users.
  • Author: somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
  • Contributor: somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
  • Subscriber: somebody who can only manage their profile.

If you need some help, you can always reach our support desk by email support@cloud86.io and on weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm you can also reach us by phone and via the chat in My Cloud86.