How to Add Front-End Login Page and Widgets in WordPress


How to add front-end login form and widgets in WordPress
Deborah May

There are three options for both login and logout redirects under TML >
Redirection. You can choose the default WordPress behavior which will send
users to their profile or login page. You can choose Referrer, which will
send users to the page they came from. Lastly, you can choose “custom”
which send users to a specific URL when they log in or log out.

How to Add Front End Login Page and Widgets in WordPress
Corina Pinkerton

Do you want to add a front-end login feature to your WordPress site? Sending users to the login page will normally redirect them to the WordPress admin area which is not always ideal. In this video, we will show you how to add a front-end login page in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Theme My Login plugin.

Once activated, it will automatically crate pages for login, logout, forget password, and registration.

You can use these pages or you can visit the theme’s options to configure the settings.

You are able to use the plugin’s default login stylesheet to style your login as well as whether username, email, or either is used for logging in.

It allows you to send custom emails from WordPress for when your users receive emails from your WordPress site.

There are also redirect options for when users login how you would like to redirect them.

Once logged in you can set it so users have custom links to traverse your site in the login widget while logged in.

There are security options for your login in terms of private logins, if you want your site to be private, and the allowed number of login attempts.

Why Should You Add Front-end Login Page in WordPress and How
Liliana Cardona

1. Optimal User Experience (UX)
Not all the users might like the idea of accessing a WordPress site’s admin dashboard screen using the default login page. Besides, when a user can access the dashboard directly from the front-end why would he/she bother to open up the login page link and enter details to get entry into the admin area. But, forcing users to sign up the login page for opening the dashboard window can result in a bad user experience.

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