Custom login pages are mostly used by people who are creating a membership site without a membership plugin.
In this article, I will show you the two possible ways in which you can create a custom login page on your WordPress site with ease.
How To Create A Custom Login Page
Creating a login page is not as stressful as it may look or sound. The possible ways in which a user can create a custom login page include
- Using the Theme my login plugin
- Using the Wpforms plugin.
Use of Theme My login plugin
One of the most interesting plugins to use in creating login pages is the “Theme My Login” plugin. This is because its features allow a user to create custom registration, custom emails, and custom profile pages.
To install this plugin, head over to the plugin section on your dashboard and click on “Add New”. Then insert the name of the plugin in the search box available on the page. When the search results are out, then go ahead to install and activate the plugin.
After the installation and activation of the new plugin, the next step to take is to set up how it will work on your WordPress site. After installation, you will then see a new tab with the name of the plugin on the dashboard.
During configuration, you will be asked to choose the login type which could either be email, username, or both. Then concerning the modules, you will have to tick the box by the side of the preferred module which you want. Once you are done click on save changes.
This plugin also has a redirection module which allows users to easily redirect visitors on the site to a certain page. You will also have to configure how it should work on the site.
Refer to the Theme My Login Documentation for more information: https://docs.thememylogin.com/
Using the Wpforms plugin
It is advisable to use the premium version of this plugin as it allows the user to create custom login pages and registration forms.
As usual, you will have to install the plugin using the steps listed previously. But if in the case that you have downloaded the plugin then all you have to do is click on “upload files” to install and activate the plugin.
The next step is to set up the newly installed plugin. By clicking on the WpForms’ plugin settings menu on the dashboard it redirects you to a page where you will be asked to input your license key to verify and make the plugin active.
Next, go to the plugin add-ons menu to successfully activate the user registration add-on. Then click on “add new” to create a new custom login page. You are expected to choose the form name and also make a choice from the list of available templates depending on what you want.
Next, you set up the user login form from the settings menu after which you click on “save” to save your changes.
Once you are done with setting up your custom login page you will then have to set up the page on which you want the custom login page to appear.
To do this, simply go to the pages menu on the dashboard and click on “Add new “. You can then configure the page to your satisfaction by using the available features.
To insert the custom login form, simply click on the “Add form ” button and from the drop-down menu options click on custom login.
The shortcode for the Wpforms appears immediately and then click on publish to save your changes. After this is done you will notice that when you log in to your site you will see a new custom login page.
You can also add widgets to your custom login page via the appearance section on the WordPress dashboard.
I hope that by reaching the end of this article, you were able to switch from the normal old WordPress Login Page to a more cleaner and modern custom version.
There are a couple of other Form Builder Plugins, which may be able to help you create Custom Login or Registration Pages for your WordPress Website and I have an article on this site that lists them.
If you have any questions on the topic discussed in this article, the comments section is always open and I’d be happy to help.