How to Log Into the Drupal Administrator Dashboard

After installing Drupal, you are ready to begin creating your new site. The vast majority of tasks are done via the administration dashboard. Follow the instructions below, or watch the video on YouTube, to learn how to log into your administration interface.

How to Log into the Drupal Admin Interface

  1. First, visit your site’s admin login area. This will be your site URL with /admin appended to the end. For example: https://example.com/admin

    visit your admin login page
  2. Once you are on the login screen, enter your admin username and password in the login fields in the left hand sidebar. If you do not remember your password you can request a new one to be sent to your email address by clicking on the Request New Password link.

    fill in the login fields
  3. Click Login and the admin dashboard will appear. From here you can begin to create the content for your site.

    Drupal Admin Dashboard

You have successfully logged into the Drupal admin dashboard.

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9 thoughts on “How to Log Into the Drupal Administrator Dashboard

  1. hello sir ,

    I am using drupal 7 vesion

    my first question is that what is the super admin url for login

    is it   

    https://localhost/drupal/admin

    or anything else

    and if i create my new theme in drupal that time iam not able to login by  given upper url so can you define how i can login in my admin pannel and aslo please suggest me proper theme creating process

    1. The login page should be located here:

      https://www.your-website-name.com/?q=user/login

      OR

      https://www.your-website-name.com/user

      I’m not entirely sure what you are asking about logging in given the upper URL. As for a guide to developing a Drupal theme, we dont have an article but I’d suggest starting here:

      Theming and Front End Development with Drupal

  2. https://localhost/drupal/admin

    https://localhost/drupal/?q=admin

    a password to log in is exactly but i can’t login.

    Hope your replying. Thanks!

    1. Hello hophuong,

      Thank you for your question. If your password/username combination is not working in Drupal 7, you may have to reset your Admin Password.

      If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

      Thank you,
      John-Paul

  3. I create a custom theme using drupal 7 when i logout who can i login again i try all things like www.mydomainname.com/user and www.mydomainname.com/q=user but i canot find admin login form. please help me.

    1. Hello Umar,

      Be sure you have the question mark in the URL when using https://example.com/?q=user

      Other than that, the URL should work and present a login section. If not, then you may have done something in the theme to prevent it.

      Kindest Regards,
      Scott M

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