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Change Up Your Login Page with These Plugins

Change Up Your Login Page with These Plugins

What do users see when they visit your blog’s login page? Is there a boring white page with the WordPress logo and a simple white login form? Or is there something totally different on that page?

One of the best ways to make your blog stand out from the rest — especially if you allow user registrations — is to customize the login page. Any WordPress blog you come across will have a theme, even if it’s the default theme that comes with WordPress. Since there are thousands of WordPress themes available, it’s not very likely that you’ll see that same theme over and over again. Meaning, each WordPress blog is unique in its own way.

However, the same cannot be said about the login page. Many WordPress users do not take the time to give their login page a unique look. They usually just keep the default look (the image you see above). Sadly, when it comes to the login page, most WordPress blogs look the same. Besides looking at the “back to (blog name)” link at the bottom of the form, you can’t even tell which blog you’re on!

If you’re looking to change this and give your login page a fresh new look, or just add a little something extra, here are some WordPress plugins that can help.

A5 Custom Login Page

A5 Custom Login Page

This plugin is perfect for those who are not familiar with CSS because it uses a “dummies” style to customize your login page; no coding knowledge is necessary to use this plugin. With A5 Custom Login Page, you can add a custom logo, change the background color or add a picture, and add some color to the login form.

My WordPress Login Logo

My WordPress Login Logo

This plugin does only one thing: lets you add a custom logo to your login page. You can specify the height and width of the logo as well. This is a great way to freshen up your login page without going overboard.

WP Custom Login

WP Custom Login

With WP Custom Login, you can add your blog’s header and footer on your login page. If you go to your login page right now, you’ll notice that the header and footer are not there; it’s just a white page with your login form on it. This plugin is sure to brighten up your login page in one simple step.

WP Custom Login is very similar to Custom Login CSS which also lets you add the header and footer to the login page. Plus, you can customize the CSS styling of the page.

Social Login

Social Login

Social Login is a plugin that adds social login functionality to your comments section, the registration page, and your login page. With the addition of this plugin, users can login to your blog via Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, and Yahoo, along with 17 other social sites.

You can’t change the style of your login page with this plugin, but it does add a nice row of social buttons that makes it easier to login into your blog.

Custom Login

Custom Login

Custom Login is an advanced plugin for customizing your login page. You can add a background color or image, add a custom logo, and change up the login form (colors, radius, thickness, shadow, fonts). You can also add your own custom CSS and HTML if you’d like.

This plugin also includes a Photoshop template that you can use or customize, if you’re familiar with editing templates.

Memphis WordPress Custom Login

Memphis WordPress Custom Login

This plugin supports SSL and is a lot like Custom Login (mentioned above), but with many added features like:

Along with all that, you can also add  custom logo, change the text and link colors, customize the background, and more.

Sexy Login

Sexy Login

Sexy Login is a responsive WordPress plugin that supports SSL; it will totally change the look of your login page. It’s great if you’re looking to step away from the default WordPress look. Sexy Login uses AJAX and JQuery effects, but don’t worry because there’s a “fallback mechanism” for JavaScript disabled browsers; so your login page will always remain accessible.

With this plugin you can enabled ReCaptcha verification, control forgotten password requests, show a links to the profile page and dashboard, show or hide the user avatar, and more.

Branded Login Screen

Branded Login Screen

This plugin is much like most on this list with one added bonus: you can change the position of the login form. If you don’t want your login form in the center of the page, you can move it to the left (middle), right (middle), or top (center, left, right) of the page.

With Branded Login Screen, you can also add a background image, change the colors of your login form, and add a custom logo.

What’s Your Style?

So now that I’ve some awesome WordPress plugins to help you change up the look of your login page, let us know which one you like best! Are you already using one of the plugins above or a similar plugin? If so, which one are you using to customize your login page? If not, do you plan on using one in the near future?

Charnita Fance

Charnita is a part-time freelance writer and blogger, and the owner of Social Web Tools. As an early adopter, she enjoys trying out new social media and Internet tools along with WordPress plugins and Web apps. You can find her at various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+


  1. olololo

    please i created my website, am not used to coding so edit a particular site putting my detail over the existing one.. but when i check my website i will see wp login at the top left of my screen.
    please how do i remove it?

  2. Hemant

    Hi Charnita

    The Post was just awesome, even we have just released a new plugin on the given topic,
    The following plugin will give an Instant visual impact to the Admin Panel. Off-course you can change the logo , background in the admin panel, we have also added some unique features: You can add Google reCaptcha in Admin form, You can also decide custom logout/redirect page.

  3. Asim Khan

    yes all are good plugins thank you

  4. jesson.jacob

    Hi Charnita

    Thanks for Awesome Post , Can you guide me how to customize WordPress Login Page without any Plugin


  5. Jesson

    Hi Charnita

    Thanks for Awesome Post . Can you guide me how to customize WordPress Login Page with out any Plugin.

  6. Lekan Adepoju//WapForumz

    This was really helpful, easy to make decision. Thanks

  7. Lekan Adepoju//WapForumz

    This was really helpful thanks

  8. Ionut

    We just released which let’s you do that using the power of Customizer :)

  9. Iftekhar Bhuiyan

    Entirely dedicated login page with header and footer seems more promising to me. Thank you.

  10. Chris Carvache

    Where’s Theme My Login?

  11. Mark

    Great listing!
    But I would like to see “Erident Custom Login and Dashboard” also on this list. It will give you an Instant visual improvement.

  12. Jewel

    I’ll use Sexy Login, probably!!

  13. John Locke

    These are some pretty cool plugins! Branded Login Screen looks particularly cool.

  14. Paul

    If you want to create your own plugin to change it yourself, I wrote a tutorial about how this can be done

  15. WpFaqs

    Bunch of essential stuff. I think Social Login plugin is pretty innovative. Got to give a try.. By the way thanks for tor the list :)

  16. Al Fance

    Really Mrs Fance, great list.

    1. Charnita Fance

      Thank you, Mr Fance!

      1. thaibahts

        I’m a dummy when it comes to programming or CSS and such stuff
        however I have this site where i use easy plugins, i wanted to create a login page for my puzzles, please advice, i tried A5 c ustom login, configured it but I dont know how to put it on a page.

  17. superlative

    Do you know of any that allow for adding additional fields to the registration form? Such as Name, Phone, Address, opt-in for email newsletter, etc

    1. Charnita Fance

      I don’t know off hand, but while searching for these plugins I did not come across any of that nature. If I find something, I’ll be sure to come back and let you know!


    2. Charnita Fance

      I came across this and I think it may be just what you’re looking for!

    3. Amba Junior

      You could make use of s2member plugin to achieve this:

  18. Prashant Kumar

    wow! great list of plugins…thanks for the sharing. :)

    1. Charnita Fance

      You’re welcome! :)

  19. rk2682

    good “>

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