Registrations, logins, and password recoveries are an important part of your WordPress website. Unless you’re a single user who needs to be registered in order to manage a website, you might need to spice up your Login forms and allow your users to navigate through registration and login forms more easily.
If you’re looking for a quick and a simple solution, we already showed you how to add a login form with a short function which WordPress recognize as its own.
Not everyone is a developer/designer and not everyone has time to build their own forms. While previously mentioned function will work, it most certainly won’t look good. Making that forms look good will take much of your time and it requires you to know something about CSS. Instead, you can get yourself a finished product – free or premium Plugin which will do the job for you.
In the following lines, we’re about to show you some of the best plugins designed to display registration and login forms on the frontend part of your site. In addition to that, you will probably be interested in securing your login and registration forms and Login Ninja is definitely a plugin that can help you with that!
Modal Login Register Forgotten WordPress Plugin
Instead of embedding forms into your site, how about showing a popup/lightbox module which will allow your visitor to easily log in or register to your site? With this plugin, you can do that easily. You can choose from two different form types but you can customize them as you want with unlimited color combinations. The form looks simple and will go along practically any site if you combine your own colors.
The plugin allows you to insert the module via shortcode, widget or you can embed a PHP code in your theme’s template files so you can show the login link wherever you want it to be.
- Popup/lightbox form
- Choose any color of the form
- Different ways of adding the form to your site
UserPro – User Profiles with Social Login
With over 12,000 sales, this premium plugin is definitely one of the best when it comes to user profiles. Not only the plugin will allow you to build beautiful login and registration forms, but it will actually give you a chance to build the entire community by connecting all frontend profiles. Drag and Drop administration panel will allow you to quickly create forms and profiles and you can choose from five different skins which will all look beautiful.
UserPro plugin gives you the power to completely customize your forms. You can allow registration with as few as possible details, or you can add extra fields, allow photo and video uploads, automatically assign roles, create redirections, send invitations and much, much more. Users with active social media accounts can sign in instantaneously if you allow so. Your users can follow each other just like on Twitter and there are numerous other options which will give you the power of creating a small social network of your own.
The list of features is really long and we can’t cover them all in this article. If you’re in a need for more than a simple login/registration form on the frontend, definitely check UserPro plugin features and the demo after which you’ll probably have your own copy installed in WordPress in next few minutes.
- Allows you to build the entire social community
- Tons of options and shortcodes which are completely customizable
- Badges and achievements
Front-end Membership Modules
This is another premium plugin which will completely change the way your users deal with logins and registrations. This great plugin allows you to easily show login, register, edit profile, reset password and logout modules on the front-end of your WordPress site. Besides the standard WP modules, you can add social login which supports numerous social media services.
With Front-end Membership Modules, you can create custom forms and choose fields you need. Everything can be done with shortcodes and their numerous parameters which you can see on the demo page. The plugin gives you the opportunity to create restricted content based on categories and tags or you can even show content to logged-in users only.
You can choose from different password recovery methods and there are multiple ways of allowing your visitors to log out. Since there are tons of features this plugin offers, be sure to take a look at them all.
- Social login
- Custom registration fields
- Spam protection
Profile Builder is a free plugin which offers a vast variety of options for you fronted forms. As the administrator, you get to design registration and login forms which then you can present with the help of predesigned shortcodes. Instead of showing simple forms or forcing users to navigate away from a page in order to login/register, this plugin allows you to create pages dedicated to logins/registrations. By using different shortcodes and their different parameters, you can assign roles during registration, redirect users or even add lost password links below your login form. Within the form, your users can choose their usernames or emails to log in with, and you can choose minimum password length and strength. If your users need to edit their profiles, Profile Builder got you covered – simply place another shortcode where you want your users to change profile information. There’s even a widget ready to replace a standard WordPress meta widget. If you don’t like the way forms look, the plugin will allow you to add custom CSS in order to restyle everything.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s a PRO version available which offer even more options like adding extra fields, avatars, lists, custom redirects and much, much more.
- Numerous shortcodes
- Drag and Drop design options
- Multiple login/registration options to choose from
Theme My Login
This free plugin has over 100,000 active installs and that makes it one of the most popular in its category. Theme My Plugin will work “out of the box” and you won’t have to set up a thing if you don’t want to. Right after the installation, the plugin will create pages for user login, logout, and registration and password recovery. Those pages will look just like your other pages so you won’t have to additionally customize them. You can link to those pages which will be accessible to your users or you can add a widget right to your sidebar.
The plugin comes with different modules which you can customize through settings. That means that you can easily customize emails being sent by the plugin, change the way passwords are processed and allow users to choose their own passwords during registration. There is a redirection module, you can change user links, add extra security to your site and much more.
- Custom look out of the box
- Separate pages and widget
- Different modules which allow customization
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