10+ WordPress Plugins for Improved User Login and Registration
Your user registration and login pages are the gateway to your site, and certainly two areas where you want to impress.
From making user registration an easier and smoother process to ensuring your branding reaches all aspects of your site, there are a plethora of plugins available to help you improve user experience.
This collection of plugins includes free and premium options with features such as two-factor authentication for a more secure login process, complete rebranding of your WordPress backend, and more simple functionality like login redirects and the ability to replace the image on your login page.
Branda is our very free own plugin that lets you white-label the entire WordPress admin area, from the dashboard and the admin toolbar to the logo on your login page.
She is especially useful for re-branding the backend of your site.
With Branda’s help, your registration has never looked better for you or your clients.
Forminator is another one of our free registration plugins. With a solid 4.5-star rating and over 40K downloads, we highly recommend it for creating all kinds of forms, including registration and user login forms, quizzes, calculators, polls, payment forms, and more.
The drag and drop feature makes it incredibly user friendly and easy to set up. You can also enable Stripe or PayPal, Captcha, Remember Me options, and tons of other customizable options.
We could go on and on about our Forminator friend, so it’s worth exploring for yourself. Try him out for your registration and log in today.
New User Approve allows a site admin to approve a user before they are able to login to a site.
Typically, when a new user registers on a WordPress site the user is created in the database and they immediately receive an email with login details. New User Approve adds another step to this process. After a user registers, the plugin sends an email to the site’s admin, who may then approve or deny the request. An email is then sent to the user indicating whether they were approved or denied. If the user has been approved, the email will include the login credentials. Until a user is approved, the user will not be able to login to the site.
There isn’t really all that much to say about this plugin because it’s pretty simple – when users login in you can choose to redirect them to a page other than the dashboard, and when they logout you can redirect them again.
Simple stuff, and very handy if, for example, you want to send users to an account page on your site rather than the WordPress backend.
Pie Register lets you create a custom registration form, as well as custom login pages, profiles page, invitation codes and more.
You can brand your registration pages with your own logo and color scheme. Other features include the ability to charge users for registration, admin moderation, shortcodes and widgets.
Customize Admin lets you customize the appearance of the WordPress login page and dashboard.
You can upload a custom image for the login screen and specify the link attached to the logo. You can also disabled dashboard widgets and remove the WordPress meta generator tag from the head section in your site’s HTML code.
Ask your users to agree to your terms of service with the Terms of Service plugin. This plugin places a checkbox on your login page along with a scrollable text area displaying your terms.
It’s simple to setup and also compatible with BuddyPress.
Theme your login, registration and forgot password pages according to your current theme. Theme My Login creates a page to use in place of wp-login.php, using a page template from your theme. It also includes a widget for sidebar login.
Other features include the ability to redirect users who login/logout based on their role, and the ability to customize user emails for registrations and password recovery.
Custom Login lets you customize all aspects of your login page, from the background color and image to your logo and where it’s placed. You can also alter the login form and add custom CSS and HTML.
This is an easy to use plugin that doesn’t take much time to set up. There is also a pro version of Custom Login available.
Login Redirect allows you to redirect your users to a specified URL after login. We’ve got for a plugin for users who logout, which is called – funnily enough – Logout Redirect.
Modal Login is a well-designed premium plugin that enables you to have modal forms on your site.
This plugin also lets you redirect users when they login and logout, customize registration emails, set register passwords, and offers unlimited colors.
UserPro offers so many features it’s hard to know where to start. This plugin provides front-end profiles, login and registration for WordPress.
Create unlimited custom profiles fields, and customize your profiles and registration form and give users an automatic assigned role.
This premium plugin also includes social media integration and the ability to create a searchable directory of your members.
Log In Message lets you add a custom message to your login page.
This plugin also lets you disable password reset and add a custom footer message.
Help your users get going on your site quickly with Remove email Verification. This plugin alters the registration process by disabling email verification, so users can login immediately and start using your site.