Reasons Why I Can’t Access wp-admin Page
WordPress is a hugely popular blog tool, publishing platform and content management system that is used the world over. Whenever we think about creating a new website, many of us turn to WordPress. But WordPress does come with a few niggling issues that are hard for users to fix without a bit of assistance. One of the common problems faced by users is they cannot access their WordPress /wp-admin/.
Cannot Access My WordPress Site
We have seen numerous complaints from users who say that they can’t login to their WordPress. They sometimes try for 2, 3 days but with still no luck. Resetting their password doesn’t work, and neither does resetting through FTP. There is the option of resetting the password via the phpMyAdmin, but there is scant information on how to do this. So what is the issue and how do we fix it?
Reasons Why WordPress Can’t Access wp-admin
- Sometimes the reason WordPress can’t access wp-admin is because of an issue with the themes. In this case, you would need to switch to the Twenty Ten theme. You can do this easily by renaming your existing themes using FTP. If you can’t use FTP, you can use the file management application that your host provides.
- You can also try resetting the plugins folder manually. In case this eliminates the issue, it is better to reactivate the plugins one by one to see which plugin exactly didn’t let you into WP-admin. One of the plugins integrated with your website might need update or are no longer compatible with your WordPress theme.
- Another reason why you might not be able to access your site is because of the cpanel permissions. To resolve this issue, simply head into your CPanel and switch the permissions on the wp-admin folder from 644 to 755.
- Other reasons why WordPress can’t login include issues with your plugins. Try removing the W3 Total Cache plugin to resolve the issue. This plugin is known to conflict with the recent version of WordPress and could be at the root of your problems. As well as the W3 Total Cache plugin, you need to also remove all of its associated files.
- WP-admin access can be disabled because of the incorrect upload or corruption of the files in WordPress installation directory. Therefore, it might be helpful to delete the wp-login.php file and download its new version. It is pretty easy, just download the latest version of WordPress on WordPress.org, unzip the setup folder and find the wp-login.php file in the list.
- One more option to consider while tackling this issues is to disable your firewall. This may work, since some firewalls like eTrust Personal Firewall, block the access to the WordPress admin panel.
- Finally, there could be a very simple error that is preventing you from accessing your wp-admin page: Check your Site Address URL option to make sure that your address is correct. It should read: http://www.domain.com and not: http://domain.com