What is the Joomla Admin URL and Login URL?

or How To Log in and out of Joomla Administrator or Frontend

There are a number of Login URLs for Joomla, so if you've forgotten or for some reason or another, you may be looking for the

  • Admin login URL (Administrator or Backend)
  • Login URL or 
  • Login page or

we've got you covered!

Whether you want to create a new SEF URL for this page, or you have lost your Joomla login link, or are simply looking for the Joomla user login module, you can very easily access it if you follow this article


Joomla Login Url

Accessing the Joomla admin panel via the Administration login / URL - 


If you are the administrator or super administrator of your website and you need to do some maintenance work on the CMS or access the Joomla admin panel, you can not use the URL which we have shown you above. You'll need to use a different Joomla login URL for which is the following:


This will take you to a form similar to the below, which contains the Joomla logo, where you can access the Joomla administration login, using your administrator username and password you can sign in and do the changes in the admin panel

Joomla login url


User Login Page (Frontend) 

If you want to access the Joomla frontend login or module, the URL is the below.


For example, the J 3 login URL for CollectiveRay is https://www.collectiveray.com/index.php?option=com_users&lang=en&view=login

Joomla login URL

On any J! based website, adding the link above to your root URL will take you to the Joomla user module / page which contains the functions for logging in. This is a question which we see repeatedly out there, so glad we are able to quickly answer it for you ;) 


 The log in page is also the logout page in fact, the logout URL as you can see further below.

Joomla Logout URL

...there is no real logout link - to access the Logout link, simply click to the login page above, and the Logout button will be displayed (if you are logged in)

We should have covered all aspects and area of the Login Link functionality with the above suggestions, but of course, if there is an area which we still have not covered, we'd be happy to look at it and cater for it. Please ask us in the comments below, and we'll make sure we cover it for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I login to my Joomla website dashboard?

To login to your Joomla website, simply add /administrator to the domain of your site, which will display the Administrator screen. Enter the username and password of your Super Administrator User or any other user that can log in to the backend and click on the Log In button.

How do I open Joomla?

To open the Joomla backend, go to <yourwebsite.com>/administrator and use your username and password to Log In. If you are not sure what your username and password is, you might want to follow these instructions to reset your password.

How do I recover my Joomla admin password?

To recover your Joomla admin password, you can click on the ? right next to the password in the Administrator login screen. This will lead you to a screen that will help you reset your password. If you are unable to do this, you can reset the password using the PHPMyadmin, by following these instructions here.


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About the Author
David Attard
David has been working in or around the online and digital industry for the last 21 years. He has vast experience in the software and web design industries using WordPress, Joomla and niches surrounding them. He has worked with software development agencies, international software companies, local marketing agencies and now is Head of Marketing Operations at Aphex Media - an SEO agency. As a digital consultant, his focus is on helping businesses get a competitive advantage using a combination of their website and digital platforms available today. His blend of technology expertise combined with a strong business acumen brings a competitive edge to his writings.

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