Login to WordPress Dashboard From cPanel

By on July 27th, 2019

You can easily log in to WordPress dashboard from the cPanel without the password. Nowadays we all are installing the applications on cPanel using Softaculous. Softaculous is the installer which has lots of scripts available. It has a list of all the available scripts on its control panel that you can access from the cPanel. Once you are on the Softaculous panel, you can choose the application you wish to install. After the application is installed, you can list the installed application details under the chosen session.

Likewise, you can install WordPress on your domains with a single click. Once it is installed, it will list all the installation details under the WordPress session. In that section, you will see an option to log in to the WordPress dashboard, there is no need to know the password. This is only applicable for WordPress which we have installed directly using the Softaculous. If the sites are migrated from the other host, this option will not work.

Access WordPress Dashboard from cPanel

So, follow the steps given below to log in to your WordPress installation directly from the cPanel. It is a very easy task with a few steps.

1) Login to the cPanel account.

2) Navigate to the “Softaculous Apps Installer” menu and you will see a list of scripts available for us to install. Click on the “WordPress” option to navigate to the WordPress installation section.

Login to WP

3) This action will redirect you to the WordPress installation page. You can install a new WordPress from this section. Also, you will see a list of all the WordPress applications installed using Softaculous on the bottom of the page. On each installation, you can see an admin icon, you can log in to WordPress dashboard by clicking on that icon. Clicking on the icon will redirect you to the WordPress admin section. From the admin section, you can customize your WordPress site or reset the password if you have forgotten the password.

WordPress Dashboard

So, this is how you can log in to your WordPress site directly from the cPanel. Let us know if you need any help understanding anything regarding this topic. We are happy to help!

7 Responses to “Login to WordPress Dashboard From cPanel”

  1. Kings Delight says:

    Good day Pls help me asap. I tried to log in to my WordPress site. But it is showing error in database connection. Pls how can I fix it?

  2. Akash Darunkar says:

    Thank you so much! You don’t know how much this helped me…

  3. Tobi Solomon says:

    Thanks very much this idea is going to save me a lot of hassle of building a new website.

  4. Randolph Schreiner says:

    You all helped me for the moment.

    Had my website hosting service transferred from Plesk to cPanel, it was no choice of my own.
    Regardless initially it appeared that I could only see the WordPress files in the phpViewer.

    After searching through this article I was able to detect the right route to identify an old WordPress install.

    So I will simplify because it is a bit different than what appears here.

    1. In cPanel scroll down to the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER.

    2. Click on WordPress App, on the top bar INSTALL will be the default position. (If you don’t click on INSTALL skip to Step: 4)

    3. It will try to get you to install the whole app. If you click there it will indicate that there are previous WORDPRESS files and will ask if you would like to replace it. DONT DO THIS!!

    4. Instead, on the same tab bar of INSTALL look far to the right and you will see IMPORT. Click on IMPORT.

    5. You will then see 2 Tabs. One will ask to IMPORT FROM THIS SERVER the other FROM A REMOTE SERVER.

    6. Click on the IMPORT FROM THIS SERVER (Since it is likely that the WordPress PHP files are located on the cPanel associated with the current server your WordPress was transferred to from its old server location.)

    7. Then on the right-hand side you will see a button that says AUTO DETECT ALL INSTALLATIONS. This will take you to a new page with a list of current domain names that are associated with the PHP WordPress files that are in the cPanel’s server but not yet identified as being associated with the cPanel’s WordPress access. Pick out the domain address that looks to be the one you are looking for and click IMPORT.

    8. Now go back to the APP screen for WORDPRESS on Softaculous. (Steps 1 and 2)

    9. When you that screen is refreshed you now should see below a header that says CURRENT INSTALLATIONS
    that looks similar to the screenshot shared above with the ADMIN HEAD surrounded in the red box. You will also see the install of WordPress associated with your domain transferred from host with Plesk to the host with cPanel.

    10. When you click on the ADMIN HEAD it should take you to the WordPress interface where you would normally interact with all things WordPress. Hurrah!

    If this helped you, I’m glad.

  5. adewale says:

    Many thanks.

    I sincerely appreciate.

  6. Anne Nicholas says:

    I really appreciate this solution you have given

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