15 of the Best Custom Login Page Plugins for WordPress

A custom login page in WordPress is one of the most effective ways to building your brand. If you want your business to success, you’re going to have to work on a brand value. If you’re looking for a good read, check out Forbes’ article on the importance of building a brand. Now let’s consider some examples in the WordPress industry.

  • StudioPress is associated with the name “Genesis” or “Genesis Framework”. Everyone knows what StudioPress represents – home to the industry leading Genesis Framework for WordPress. Beautiful, rock-solid themes with turn-key design coupled with relentless support.
  • When you Google “best free WordPress themes”, you’ll find that WPExplorer is at the top.

All this certainly did not happen in a day. It took years of hard work to get where these companies and sites are today. Nonetheless, branding had to do a lot with it.

The login page for WordPress usually looks the same on every site. Most sites will just use the unaltered wp-login.php script which has the same design. A custom login page is the first step in branding your WordPress site.

Many WordPress users might spend $50 on their themes coupled with 100s of hours of work, but only a few of them take the time to give their login page a unique look (unless you’re one of the lucky folks who purchased Total – which includes custom login page options to create your own unique page like the one in the featured image for this post). You can modify the wp-login.php script, but that requires coding skills and a substantial amount of you time. Unless, of course, you’re a rock solid developer like AJ. 😉 To that effect, we’ve listed some of the best WordPress plugins that will help you build a kickass login page – within minutes.

1. Tailored Login Premium WordPress Plugin

ithemes Tailored Login WordPress Plugin

Tailored Login helps you to easily create a customized WordPress login page. It comes loaded with a Style Manager using which you can upload a custom background image and style various aspects of the login form. You can also add a header image from your WordPress Media Library. Tailored Login creates two widget areas in your WordPress login page, where you can place default or custom widgets. Tailored Login is available in the iThemes Plugin Suite.

2. Custom Login Theme Page Premium WordPress Plugin

WordPress Custom Login Theme Page

Developed by azzaroco, this plugin comes with its own set of custom login page templates! Yes that’s right. Besides being fully responsive and stunning animation effects, you can jump start your design with a set of pre-built templates. The plugin is compatible with WordPress Multisite, WooCommerce and BuddyPress.

3. Custom Login & Access Premium WordPress Plugin

Custom Login Access WordPress Plugin

Designed by Elite Themeforest author PressApps, this plugin does more than just a custom login page. Math questions forma basic anti-spam module. You can block specific pages, posts, post types and taxonomies like categories and tags for non-logged-in users.

This plugin breaks components into modules – the Login, Register and Forgot Password forms (modules) can be placed on the same page. Although not recommended, it’s certainly nice to know that you can! You can also restrict WordPress dashboard access for Subscribers and redirect users on login and logout.

4. Pathway Premium WordPress Plugin

Pathway Custom Login Page WordPress Plugin

Pathway is the best-selling premium custom WordPress login page plugin in Themeforest with over 500 sales at the time of writing this article. Features include customizing the CSS of the login form and background with hover effects. You can include a custom logo and copyright text using this plugin. It comes with unlimited design options so you can play around till you get your perfect design.

5. Branded Login Screen Free WordPress Plugin

Branded Login Screen WordPress Plugin

Branded Login Screen is a free WordPress custom login page plugin which comes with full-screen and responsive background image support, custom logo upload and a lot of other customization options. You can place the actual login form in the left, right or centre of the page, in a total of six positions.

6. BM Custom Login Free WordPress Plugin

Binary Moon Custom Login WordPress Plugin

Developed by Binary Moon, BM Custom Login is a pretty old yet simple, efficient and easy-to-setup custom login page plugin for WordPress. The developer maintains a Flickr group where the plugin users share creative login pages built using this plugin (amongst other things).

7. A5 Custom Login Page Free WordPress Plugin

A5 Custom Login Page WordPress Plugin

A well-known custom login page plugin for WordPress, A5 Custom Login lets you add a custom logo, change the background colour, and other CSS effects of the login form. It is a bare-bone simple plugin, but gets the job done.

8. WP Custom Login Free WordPress Plugin

WP Custom Login WordPress Plugin

This is a dead-simple plugin. All it does is add your blog’s header and footer script to the login page. This is meant for users who expect very little (or just this one) function from the plugin. Nonetheless, including the header and footer improves your site’s internal linking which is good for SEO.

9. Custom Login CSS Free WordPress Plugin

custom login css

This plugin has almost the exact functionality as WP Custom Login – i.e. it links your header and footer.php to the login page along with integrating the custom CSS code. You can choose either of these two plugins.

10. Sexy Login Free WordPress Plugin

Sexy Custom Login WordPress Plugin

This plugin takes your boring login page and transforms it into an AJAX and jQuery powered login/registration disco. Features include SSL support, reCAPTCHA verification, control forgotten password requests, hide user avatar, custom redirect links, and more. Plus, the login form generated by this plugin is fully responsive!

11. Memphis Custom Login Free WordPress Plugin

Memphis Custom Login WordPress Plugin

This plugin comes with the usual package – custom CSS options, background customization, custom logo etc. Its unique selling point is its in-built SSL support, Google Analytics integration and the ability to password protect your blog.

12. White Label Branding Premium WordPress Plugin

white-label-branding-for-wordpress-wpexplorer

We’ve talked about this plugin before, and for good reason. White Label Branding is a powerful and easy way for you (or your clients) to customize the look of your admin and login pages. Plus the plugin comes with exclusive color skins and login templates that you can download using your license key, so you’ll have no trouble setting up your custom login screen fast.

13. My WordPress Login Logo Free WordPress Plugin

My WordPress Login Logo Plugin

This is the simplest custom login page plugin in the WordPress repository. It simply adds a custom logo to your WordPress login page. You can also add custom messages and fade-in effects to your login page.

14. Erident Custom Login and Dashboard Free WordPress Plugin

Erident Custom Login and Dashboard WP Plugin

This plugin comes packed with customization features that are sufficient to design your brand’s login page. The usual options include CSS options to change the background, upload a custom logo and design the form. Two unique features include the jQuery Colour Picker, changing footer text on the admin dashboard.

15. Social Login Free WordPress Plugin

Social Login WordPress Plugin

This is one of my favourite plugins. It adds the option to register in your WordPress site via 25+ social networks including LinkedIn, GitHub, PayPal, YouTube and Reddit. It places the login option on the registration page, the login page and in every comment form. Coupled with your company logo, this plugin packs a serious punch to your online branding efforts.

Conclusion

Building a custom login page, white-labeling the admin dashboard and customizing the 404 error pages – are all part of building your brand. Social media engagement and email marketing plays a tremendous role in this, but we’re focusing on just the login page in this article. Take a look at some of these brilliant custom login pages for inspiration:

1. CopyBlogger Media

copyblogger media login page

2. StudioPress

studiopress login

3. WPExplorer

wpexplorer login page

Obviously it’s going to take a lot more work to get a design similar to CopyBlogger’s landing page. But the one used here at WPExplorer keeps it simple and fits the bill just right.

Over to you – what are your thoughts on a custom login page? Do you already use one? Let us know!

Sourav
Post Author: Sourav

Sourav is a WordPress enthusiast, an avid gamer and a sitcom collector. His playlists include heavy metal, electronic, and new-age tracks. When he's not online, he's spending quality time with his friends and family. You can follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Jean-Jacques Schaeffer says:
    I've previously used Erident Custom Login and Dashboard Free WordPress Plugin. It is very easy to use. But now in WPExplorer Total theme, we can build a custom login page, without any plugin more as you can see at http://blog-nord-bassin.servnet.fr
    • AJ Clarke says:
      AJ Clarke
      Nice, thanks for sharing. I will be adding some more options also for the custom login in the next update!
      Admin
  2. Hi, this blog is my fist choice to get update myself about WordPress. Thanks for sharing these beautiful points of WordPress.
  3. I have used Custom Login(https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-login/) before. It is pretty good. There is also a Pro version with more options.
  4. hi is there any plugin, which will display "random image" from the list of images, on WP login page, every time wp login page is accessed new random image must be displayed or full screen background images must be displayed on login page
  5. christophermccoy says:
    forgot theme my login, love that one, use it on members sites
    • AJ Clarke says:
      AJ Clarke
      Nice to see you here Chris! Haven't seen you around the TF forums as of lately.
      Admin
      • Katharine Ashton says:
        Is there anyway to figure out what copyblogger is using as I have the same problem as well using buddypress and wordpress. It would be an ideal solution to find out since buddypress is so hard to please in the way of applications anyway.
  6. Which plugin is Copy Blogger using? That exactly what my site needs with a redirect to Buddy Press once members have logged in.
  7. Brian Dusablon says:
    I would also like to know what Copy Blogger and other sites are using for redirecting with BuddyPress.
  8. Sand Das says:
    Is there any plugin to work on customizing default password protection wp pages ?
    • AJ Clarke says:
      AJ Clarke
      I am not sure if there are any plugins but you can easily alter the password-protection output using "the_password_form" filter.
      Admin
  9. ionutneagu says:
    We just published this really simple and effective plugin : https://wordpress.org/plugins/login-customizer/ which let's you customize the login screen using the power of customizer
  10. BrightVerge says:
    Nice collection Joe. Will have to try out a few of them. Custom login looks interesting.
  11. Ashley Baxter says:
    Trying a few of these out now! Thanks for putting together this list Sourav!
  12. Your Virtual Business Assistant says:
    Thanks - great article and lots of options to discover. Thanks for sharing.
  13. Awesome Post , Can we Customize Login Page with Out Plugin.
  14. dhanashree says:
    Hey Fantastic job! Thanks for sharing the great collection of Login plugins for WordPress. All plugins are really awesome and easy to use. It is really good post. Keep continue sir.
  15. Web Design Company in Islamabad says:
    Good Choices. really helpful for design agency so that they can provide customer an elegant login display of their websites.
  16. The best login plugin that i use is "custom login form" which has helped me to customize my admin login and client login for my website
  17. custom login form is the best login plugin i have ever used from wordpress.It allows me to design my own login page and it is also free.
  18. I found this plugin on wordpress few months back.It's 'RELATED CONTENT' which has been awesome so far.It works perfectly and it is also free.
  19. omar maaliki says:
    hello guys please i need to ask how can i plug in the log in regestration as : 1- as a customer 2nd : as a seller
    • AJ Clarke says:
      AJ Clarke
      Honestly, I think you may need to code something custom. I could be wrong, but I have not seeing a plugin with this ability before.
      Admin
  20. Emily Brown says:
    Thanks for the useful information. I am also going to use this. Thanks for sharing. Very helpful.

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