I installed a new theme to change the look and start building my site (having finally gotten WordPress installed after 4 or 5 days of problems) - and to add to my frustration the new theme had no link, button or any way at all to log in to my administrative panel.
I searched both the web , the "Codex" and the support forum for a couple of hours and could find nothing that worked.
I finally found a thread that had a solution...sort of...but not exactly how it was shown. I thought I'd post this so other newbies might get lucky, find this post and not go through what I did
Two ways to log in were shown:
You can either go to it by manually typing the address in your browsers address bar (then bookmarking it):
Or you can add this in your theme where you want it to appear.
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The first solution sent me to the website of the company where I purchased my domain - so it didn't work.
The second solution I could not try since I couldn't log in - unless there's some hidden cave that allows you in (which would be a third solution) that one would only add a log in link once you ARE logged in!
I kept messing with the first one though, finally found the solution:
You DO NOT use your domain name. The method that DOES work is entering (and clicking the link will probably get you there without entering anything - then, as previously suggested, bookmark it!):
Disclaimer - I have found so many conflicts in the Codex itself, user posts and WordPress "help" sites on the 'net that I would not be surprised at all if this one didn't work for some people. It was, however, the only thing that worked for me.