Logging in to Your Site

Use your WUSTL Key to log in and make edits to your site.

First things first:

  • If you haven’t created a website yet, go to sites.wustl.edu to request a new site.
  • If you need editor access to a website, contact the site administrator, who can add more users.

How to log in

Go to your homepage, then add /wp-admin/ to the end of your site’s address, as shown in the example below.

  • https://sites.wustl.edu/yoursite/wp-admin/

Enter your WUSTL Key and password to log in.

Screen capture showing the WUSTL Key login screen

After logging in, you’ll see your site dashboard with a summary of recent activity. Use the left menu to find the content or settings you’re adding or editing. 

Your site dashboard will look similar to this, with a long navigation menu on the left side of the screen.

Once you’ve logged in, a black admin bar appears at the top of your website, no matter what page you’re viewing. (If you don’t see it, refresh the page.)

From this bar you can:

  • Toggle between the live site and admin dashboard by clicking the website name.
  • Edit the page you’re viewing by clicking Edit Page. Or view the page you’ve editing by clicking View Page.
  • Add new pages or posts by clicking + New.

Your login session will time out after about 24 hours.

Now that you’re logged on, check out our tutorial on navigating WordPress as an admin to get oriented.