Once DNS propagation completes, you can see your website after you type in your domain name. However, all you can see is a sample post and a mundane looking appearance. You don’t know how to delete the sample post called ‘Hello World’ or even change the look and feel of your website. What are you supposed to do? Don’t panic! On your browser’s URL bar where you have typed in your domain name, you need to add something extra that will allow you to access the backend of your website where you can make all your changes to your heart’s content! Find out more information on creating a website here.
Entering Admin Area
Let us assume that your domain looks something like this:
Both are same and both will point towards your website. All you have to do now is to add /wp-admin to the end of your domain name and hit enter. So, now the URL bar will show:
Once you hit enter with this new URL, you will see the WordPress admin login page. You need to then use the admin username and admin password that you used during 1-click WordPress installation. However, after appending /wp-admin to your URL, you are still getting ‘404 Not Found’ error, it means you have actually installed WordPress manually and created database manually but in the process, you forgot something. What went wrong?
Go to your server’s cPanel and browse into the root folder and locate the wp-config-sample.php file. Download the file using your server’s default download option. Open the file with any text editor like notepad or wordpad or notepad++ and look inside the file to find the following fields:
When you have all the information placed together in the file, save it as wp-config.php instead of wp-config-sample.php. Now upload the file back to the root folder. You don’t have to remove the original wp-config-sample.php file.
Now go back to the edited url with /wp-admin appended to your original domain and try to access your admin area. You must be able to login and see the dashboard. Voila! Now you have access to admin panel of your website where you can edit the appearance, make new posts and play with different settings.