Add a login form on your WordPress Theme

July 20, 2009 at 8:12 am

Are you using WordPress as a cms or as a community site? If yes, it can be a cool idea to display a login form in your blog sidebar or on a specific page. Here’s a simple code to do it.

Nothing hard at all. Simply paste the following code where you’d like to display your login form. (For example, on your blog sidebar, or on a page template)

<<?php if (!(current_user_can('level_0'))){ ?>
<form action="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/wp-login.php" method="post">
<input type="text" name="log" id="log" value="<?php echo wp_specialchars(stripslashes($user_login), 1) ?>" size="20" />
<input type="password" name="pwd" id="pwd" size="20" />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Send" class="button" />
       <label for="rememberme"><input name="rememberme" id="rememberme" type="checkbox" checked="checked" value="forever" /> Remember me</label>
       <input type="hidden" name="redirect_to" value="<?php echo $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']; ?>" />
<a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword">Recover password</a>
<?php } else { ?>
<a href="<?php echo wp_logout_url(urlencode($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'])); ?>">logout</a><br />
<a href="http://XXX/wp-admin/">admin</a>
<?php }?>

Once saved, your theme will display a login form. Definitely easier and quicker for login!