Help! cant get into wordpress admin page

Posted June 2, 2021 157 views

I cant get in to the admin for my wordpress install, 404 error. homepage loads fine. i migrated with a plugin from localhost. Any ideas? I did manage to get in there yesterday but hasn’t worked since.

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Hello, @laowaiandrew

Can you confirm if only the admin page is not loading or the entire website is now loading for you as well? If you’re using a custom-plugin or rewrite .htaccess rule in order to change the admin page from the standard I will recommend you to turn of such plugin or temporary comment out the rewrite rules in your .htaccess file.

You can also try to access the admin page with the following link

Also, can you share if you’re using Apache or Nginx?


  • Hi,
    Thanks for your reply. Got some helpful advice through the DO ticket and prompt reply. Yes, it was just the wp-admin page. Removed all plug-ins I’m phpmyadmin and was then able to get in to admin. Reloaded permalinks and all good.this was from a backup migration install through plug-in. Thanks,

    • Hello, @laowaiandrew

      I’m glad that you’ve sorted the issue. Also thanks for sharing the solution as other people can find this information useful if they ever run into a similar or exact issue.


try this before jumping to anything else

if the wp admin login problem is occurring after migration (importing backup file) , enter the user name and password set for the wordpress file which you have imported.