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    How to Customize WordPress Login Page? The Easy Way


    One of the most significant aspects of any website is the login page. It is a page where the customer is asked to enter their credentials, like mail id and more, to access the full version of your website, including the premium services, and become a recurring user. But when you create your website through WordPress, by default, you will have the native WordPress login page for it.

    It contains a default background, WordPress logo, Input fields to enter the username and password, the Remember Me check box (so that the customer doesn’t have to enter their credentials every time they visit the website), the Submit button, the Lost My Password link (to retrieve or change the password), and a Back to link.

    Although you can keep the same login page for your website, it may not look fresh or unique as you might know, WordPress powers over 43% of all websites on the internet. So there are bound to be thousands, if not millions, of websites with the same native WordPress login page.

    But worry no more, as there are several ways to create a fresh and unique custom login page for your website. So let’s look at some of the approaches to customize your login page.

    How to Customize WordPress Login Page?

    Customize the Native WordPress Login Page with Plugin



    Suppose you are just a beginner in the WordPress space with no prior training or experience in coding and don’t want to hire WordPress developers for login page customization. In that case, plugins might be the way forward. As you might know, among the best attributes of WordPress are free and premium plugins.

    Let’s first look at the free plugins:

    Custom Login

    Custom Login
    Custom Login
    Developer: Austin Passy
    Price: Free
    • Custom Login Screenshot
    • Custom Login Screenshot
    • Custom Login Screenshot
    • Custom Login Screenshot

    As the name suggests, this login page customizer lets you control the four attributes of the page, including the website logo, links, HTML, and login forms. Through these attributes, you can customize the logo and background image and the form and text colors. Moreover, you improve the page’s functionality by adding custom CSS, HTML, or Javascript to the page. What’s better is that you can expect constant bug fixes and feature additions.

    Ultimate Dashboard



    Ultimate Dashboard is one of the custom login page WordPress plugins to overhaul the login dashboard completely. You can change the background image and color, website logo, link colors, and even the login form opacity to your preferences. This plugin can also be excellent for dashboard theme development.

    LoginPress

    With over 200K installations so far, LoginPress is one of the leading WordPress plugins for login page customizations. This plugin can easily be used by beginners and can help customize almost any part of the login page.

    You can easily create a custom login page through this WordPress plugin. It can help you customize the website logo, page background, login form, and every text field on the page. Moreover, it can help you add any sort of welcome, thank you, and error messages as well. Although LoginPress is a free plugin, you can unlock a set of premium features at a nominal charge.

    Login Designer

    One of the more recent WordPress plugins, Login Designer, can help people without any programming know-how customize their login page. One of this plugin’s highlights is the live-editing feature, through which you can fine-tune any element of the login page individually. Given the fact that it’s a free plugin, you will find its customization features more than worth it. 

    Custom Login Page Customizer

    Custom Login Page Customizer
    Custom Login Page Customizer
    • Custom Login Page Customizer Screenshot
    • Custom Login Page Customizer Screenshot
    • Custom Login Page Customizer Screenshot
    • Custom Login Page Customizer Screenshot
    • Custom Login Page Customizer Screenshot

    This plugin enables you to customize the login page as per your preferences. It lets you use the live front-end editor, through which, rather than saving the work every few seconds, you can make the changes and check the previews as you go. You can add an image in the login page background, add your site’s branding, change the text font and color and save the designs as templates to access them easily later.



    Other than the free ones, there are several premium plugins with excellent features for login page customizations.

    Here are a few of the best premium WordPress login page customization plugins:

    WooCommerce Social Login

    If you are customizing the login page of your eCommerce website, WooCommerce Social Login is the one for you. This extension allows website users to log in and check out with social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, etc.

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    WordPress Login Widget by Elementor

    With WordPress Login Widget by Elementor plugin, you can easily embed the login form link on the website sidebar, which means the user won’t have to navigate through additional pages to log into the website. Moreover, you can customize almost every part of the login form from scratch.

    Although these plugins are paid, and premium, their features, and capabilities make them quite worth the price. But if you are unsure about using custom plugin development for login page customization, WordPress development companies tend to use some other methods as well.

    Design a Custom Login Page With Elementor + Ultimate Addons for Elementor

    How to Customize WordPress Login Page with Elementor
    How to Customize WordPress Login Page with Elementor

    Although perfectly functional and capable, the WordPress Native Plugin may sometimes seem a little boring. In that case, you may go for the Elementor Page Builder Plugin and login widget from the Ultimate Addons For Elementor library.

    Elementor is one of the best custom plugin development tools. It helps you create customized pages for your website through a visual, drag-and-drop interface.

    Though Elementor does include a login customization option by default, you can add a flexible login widget from the Ultimate Addons For Elementor library, which has more than 50 widgets to improve the appearance of your website.

    First, install the Elementor plugin and the Ultimate Addons For the Elementor library. Then, on your new WordPress page, click “Edit With Elementor” to open the Elementor editing interface. 

    Elementor’s own basic widgets can help modify certain aspects of the login page, like headings, explainer text, etc. Several blogs and video tutorials are available if you don’t know how to operate the elementor plugin.

    After that, when you are ready to customize and add your login form, click on the “Login Form” widget on the Ultimate Addons For Elementor.

    This widget can change the login form styling, features, and behavior as you like. A few of the settings you can alter through this widget are social login (to enable the user to log in through their social media accounts) and additional features (to customize the redirects after the user logs out, along with customizing the password reset feature). Then there are Advanced and Style options to provide you with more liberty to change your login page’s appearance.

    After you are done customizing, publish the login page to make it active on your website, and you are done. If you have any doubts about this process, get in touch with a WordPress development company or hire WordPress developers.

    Create a Login Page with a WordPress Registration Plugin

    If you are looking for absolute control over your website’s registration and login page, it would be better to go with the WordPress Registration plugin, as it lets you develop a personalized registration form page along with a custom login page. Through this plugin, you can also allow website users to manage their complete profile and make the changes they want.

    After installing this free registration/login plugin from WordPress, you can easily customize your login page through the “Profile Builder Login” widget (by clicking on the “Form Fields”) or with the help of the shortcode [wppb-login]. If you are not too sure about this process, contact the best WordPress development company for custom plugin development for login pages.

    WPForm can be used to create a custom login page.

    To create a customized login page for your website through the WPForms, you will require the User Registration Addon available at a $199 Pro license.

    First, install the core WPForms and the User Registration Addons. Then, open WPForms and click “Add New.” After that, choose “User Login Form” from the template options.

    Then, you can make the following additional customizations through the form builder interface:

    Here are a few ways to attach the custom login form anywhere on the website:

    Other than these two methods, you can use the page builder plugins to add the customized login form anywhere on your website. You can also hire WordPress developers or a professional WordPress development company to create custom login pages through WPForm.

    Modify the WordPress Login Page Using Code

    All methods shown above are for people without any training or coding experience. But if you are a developer experienced in HTML, PHP, or CSS, you might not need these plugins.

    You’ll need to make some alterations to the functions.php file of a child theme through code snippets. You can also use the plugin “Code Snippets” for this purpose.

    Here is the code for changing the website logo on the login page:

    function my_login_logo() { ?>
        <style type="text/css">
            #login h1 a, .login h1 a {
                background-image: url(<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>/images/site-login-logo.png);
    		height:65px;
    		width:320px;
    		background-size: 320px 65px;
    		background-repeat: no-repeat;
            	padding-bottom: 30px;
            }
        </style>
    <?php }
    add_action( 'login_enqueue_scripts', 'my_login_logo' );
    

    Here is the code for changing the URL linked to the logo:

    function my_login_logo_url() {
        return home_url();
    }
    add_filter( 'login_headerurl', 'my_login_logo_url' );
     
    function my_login_logo_url_title() {
        return 'Your Site Name and Info';
    }
    add_filter( 'login_headertitle', 'my_login_logo_url_title' );
    

    These above mentioned methods should be able to help you create a custom login page with WordPress plugins and without them. If you are a complete beginner in the WordPress space, get in touch with a professional WordPress development company to customize the login page of your website.

    Final Thoughts

    A login page is often one of the first things a user sees on your website. If this page is too basic or looks like other websites (since there are millions of websites powered by WordPress, many of them are bound to be using the default login page), it might not make a good impression on your website user.

    If you are not trained or experienced in coding, you can customize the login page with the help of different WordPress plugins, Elementor development tools, WordPress Registration Plugin, or WPForm. But if you are an expert developer, go for the old-fashioned coding for customizing the login page.


    Author Bio

    Archit has been working as a Content Manager & Digital Marketing Expert at WPWeb Infotech- a renowned web development Company. He is a passionate content writer and has a love for WordPress so he spends a significant amount of time writing about it. He has a deep knowledge and interest to work with new marketing strategies. In his free time, he loves to watch Cricket, read spiritual and marketing books, and play music. He loves start-ups, entrepreneurship, sports, home décor, eCommerce, automobile eCommerce, gems & jewelry web development, and marketing.


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    Nicolas Ja

    Great Article