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Do you want to create a custom login form for your WordPress website? Having a custom login page is a great way to personalize the user experience. In this article, we will show you how to create a custom login form in WordPress.
Why Create a Customized Login Form?
- Security – Online forms are a huge target for spammers. By creating a custom login page, you can hide the default page. This will reduce login spam and keep your WordPress site secure.
- Branding – By placing the form on a custom page, you are able to customize all the elements on the page around the form. This can include your logo and other branding.
- Ease of Access – You can place the login form in a sidebar widget, so that it is easily visible to users.
Create a custom login form in WordPress
Once you have installed WPForms, go to WPForms » Addons and find the User Registration Addon.
To access this addon, you must have the Pro or higher license plan.
Install and activate the User Registration Addon.
Once your WPForms user registration addon is active, you need go to WPForms » Add New to create a new form.
On the setup screen, you’ll need to name your form. Next, you can see the User Login Form template. By selecting this option, much of the work of creating the form will be completed for you.
Since it’s a login form, you shouldn’t need to add any additional fields.
Next, you need to look at the Settings tab.
Here you can choose to show or hide the form if the user is logged in. By default, the form will be hidden if users are logged in until you change this setting.
Adding Custom WordPress Login Form
After you’ve created your login form, you need to add it on your site. You have two options for this.
The most popular option is to embed the login form on a custom login page. You can add any additional information to this page, such as a logo or text.
Simply create a new page in WordPress and name it Login. After that, click on the Add Form button.
Next, you need to select your login form in the modal popup and click Add Form.
After that simply publish your page and view it.
Remember, if you have the form set to be hidden to logged in users, you must log out to see the form on a published page.
You can also embed the form in your sidebar or footer by using widgets. Simply go to Appearance » Widgets and drag the WPForms widget into the widget area of your choice. Then, select your form and click save.
Your custom WordPress login form is now ready.
We hope this article helped you to learn how to create a custom login form in WordPress.
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