Looking to set up a WordPress social login? In general, people dislike having to set up and remember new account credentials and using social login on your WordPress site gives your users an option to avoid that by logging in with their favorite social network.
In this post, you’re going to find detailed tutorials for how to set up WordPress social login for the two most popular providers:
I’ll cover every single step, along with plenty of screenshots to guide you.
Let’s dig in…
Which Networks to Use for WordPress Social Login?
The networks that you choose should be up to you, but the data says that Facebook and Twitter are by far the two most preferred methods by users, which is why I’ve chosen to feature those two in this tutorial.
According to this Statista page with data from LoginRadius, here are the social networks most people use for social login:
- Facebook – 53.1%
- Google – 44.8%
- Twitter 1.01%
- LinkedIn – 0.56%
So as you can see – it’s really just a two-horse race between Facebook and Google.
While I’ll focus on Facebook and Twitter, the plugin that I’ll use can also help you with other social networks, including Twitter.
How to Set Up WordPress Social Login
To set up social login on your WordPress site, I recommend the free Nextend Social Login plugin at WordPress.org. This plugin is active on 200,000+ sites while maintaining a stellar 4.8-star rating. I’ve also personally reviewed Nextend Social Login in the past and found it to be a great tool.
To get started, install and activate the free Nextend Social Login plugin from WordPress.org. Then, click below to jump straight to the tutorial for your preferred social login method:
How to Set Up Facebook Login on WordPress
To set up WordPress Facebook social login, go to Settings → Nextend Social Login and click the Getting Started button under Facebook:
1. Create a Facebook App
In order to activate Facebook social login, you’ll need to create your own Facebook app.
To do this, go to the Facebook Developers apps page and click the button to Add a New App:
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on Learn WordPress with WPLift.