WordPress Admin Login 404 Issue

You’re not able to login to WordPress admin. You receive a 404 error page instead.

Solution 1: Update The URL In Database

If you’re able to access phpMyAdmin, try to update the URL in the database.

  1. Login cPanel, click on phpMyAdmin under Databases.WordPress Admin Login 404 Issue - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  2. Select your WordPress database. For example: Username_wrdp1.
  3. Go to wp_options, click on Browse.WordPress Admin Login 404 Issue - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  4. Search for siteurl under the field option_name.
  5. Click on Edit Field.WordPress Admin Login 404 Issue - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  6. Change the URL in the input box of option_value.WordPress Admin Login 404 Issue - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  7. At the bottom of page, click the Go button.

Solution 2: Update Folder Attributes

  1. Go to “/wp-admin” directory via FTP.
  2. Right click on wp-admin directory and click on File Attributes.
  3. Update the value to 755 and check Recurse into subdirectories if there’s an option.WordPress Admin Login 404 Issue - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  4. Click OK.
  5. Repeat step 1 to step 4 for /wp-content and wp-includes.
  6. Open your web browser and try to login to WordPress admin. Press Ctrl + F5 to clear cache
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