When you create a website for a client, their first taste of your work is often the WordPress login page. However, by default, every WordPress login page looks exactly the same. This isn’t exactly a strong initial impression.
Fortunately, there are lots of ways that you can customize the WordPress login screen. This includes visual changes, such as replacing the WordPress logo with your client’s branding, and functional modifications as well. With a few simple tweaks, you can create a login screen that will wow your clients right off the bat.
In this article, we’ll show you how to customize every part of the WordPress login page in five easy steps. Let’s get started!
Why you might want to customize the WordPress login screen
The WordPress login page is how administrators and other registered users access the all-important WordPress dashboard. By default, the login screen features the recognizable WordPress logo and branding, plus fields where you can input your username and password:
This standard setup may be perfectly acceptable when you’re the only person accessing the WordPress back end. However, if you’re creating a site for a client, you may want to consider customizing the default login screen.
WordPress is a hugely popular Content Management System (CMS). However, this means that it’s also highly recognizable. If your client’s first impression of their website is the stock WordPress login screen, they may question whether your agency is delivering real value.
For these reasons, you may want to rebrand the WordPress login screen. A custom-branded login will make a far better first impression compared to the generic, WordPress-branded alternative. It can also present your agency as professional, meticulous, and always willing to go the extra mile to keep your clients happy.
You might even add your own branding to the client’s custom WordPress login page. This can help keep your agency at the forefront of clients’ minds and create a strong mental connection between your company and their website. This encourages the client to view your agency as intrinsic to their site’s success, which may prove invaluable when it’s time for them to renew their contract with you.
A custom WordPress login page isn’t just about good looks. You can also add enhanced functionality. These features might help client-proof the website, or help clients independently resolve issues they encounter. Alternatively, these extra features can improve security. With WordPress accounting for 94 percent of hacked CMSs in 2019, it’s crucial that you protect your clients’ dashboards from malicious third parties.
How to Impress your clients with a custom WordPress login page (In 5 Steps)
You can create a custom WordPress login screen using a range of plugins and tools. In this tutorial, we’ll be using the Custom Login Page Customizer plugin by LoginPress.
You can use this plugin to customize the look and feel of the WordPress login page and add
This article was written by Will Morris and originally published on ManageWP.