How to Login to Joomla

Learn how to access Joomla 3 administrator panel

This tutorial explains how to access the administration login form for your Joomla 3 and what to do if you do not remember your login details.

How to Access Joomla Login Screen

To login to Joomla 3 and access your administrative panel, you need to open your browser and navigate to On this page, you will find a login screen, where you need to enter the username and password you've chosen during the Joomla 3 installation process.

How to login to Joomla from your SiteGround User Area

If you're a SiteGround customer, you can access your Joomla admin area directly from your SiteGround User Area. To do this, go to the My Accounts section and select the Joomla Installations tab. You will see a list of the Joomla applications in your account. Click on the Go to Admin Panel button next to the installation you want to manage and you will be logged into Joomla immediately.

Login to your Official Joomla Demo admin page

If you have created demo accounts to preview Joomla, we've made it really easy to access your admin area. Simply click on the red Admin button and you will be automatically logged in.

What To Do If I Have Forgotten my User/Pass

To begin, you need first to login to your cPanel and navigate to the Joomla Admin Tools link under the Joomla Tools tab.

Now, locate the site you want to gain access to and click on the Manage button next to it.

On the page that opens, click the Reset Pass button.

A pop-up will appear in which you should choose your admin username from the Username drop-down. Then provide the new desired password for that user and click the Continue button to apply it.

That's it, you can now login with your new password.

If you have forgotten the password for a regular (non Super-Administrator) username, the latest Joomla version provides you with an easy method for obtaining your login details. Simply navigate to your login screen and press the question mark button next to the password field. You will be redirected to a page where you'll have to enter the email address associated with your Joomla 3 user. You will then receive an email with a link to the password reset page and appropriate validation key.

However, if you want to reset the password of your Super Administrator (the main admin username you've chosen during the installation process) you will have to do that manually. Check out this article on How to Reset Joomla Admin Password for detailed, step-by-step instructions.