Login & Logout

Finding the login screen

Footer link.

Most WordPress sites will have a login link on the right side of  the site’s footer (outlined in red below).

Meerkat 16

Meerkat 16

Footer, Williams Meerkat theme

Williams Meerkat theme

Footer, Williams purple theme

Williams purple theme

Go directly to the URL

If you don’t see a login link in the footer, you can type the login URL directly into your browser by adding /wp-admin/ to the end of your site’s URL.

  1. http://english.williams.edu/wp-admin/
  2. http://sites.williams.edu/abc1/wp-admin/

Most department sites will use the first format, while most personal sites, project sites, and course blogs will use the second. If adding /wp-admin/ to the end of your site’s URL doesn’t bring you to a login screen, the site is not a WordPress site.

Logging in

Once you get to the WordPress login screen (shown left), enter your username & password.

Username: if your williams email is [email protected], your username for WordPress is abc1.  Newer user names are 2-3 letters followed by a number (e.g. abc1); older user names are a string of up to 8 letters (e.g. kkrolick).

Password: the same password used by your @williams.edu email account.

WordPress accounts are not automatically provided: they are created by request. You will need to contact your site administrator or [email protected] to get an account set up before logging in to the site.

Login problems

  • Most login problems are caused by mistyped passwords. Visit pchanger.williams.edu to change or retrieve lost passwords.
  • Are you sure you have an account on this site? Contact your site administrator or [email protected] to have one set up.
  • Repeated failed login attempts can lock you out of your account. Contact the OIT help desk for assistance.

Log out

logout-newTo log out, look in the upper right corner of your screen for a link that says “Howdy, [your name]” (here outlined in red). Mouse over it to reveal the logout link (outlined in orange).

Last modified on May 31, 2017