Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a login widget, part of WordPress DIY: Community Website.
- Before we wrap up this chapter on plugins,…I have one more thing for you.…Right now, if a member comes to the site and wants to login,…they have to go to the main menu,…click on Member Login,…and go to the Login page and fill out the form.…And while this works just fine, it's not ideal.…We want to make it as easy as possible for members to login,…and ideally we want a login form right here in the sidebar…so they can just login wherever they are.…Now, previously when we talked about widgets,…I showed you that there is a widget called the Meta Widget…that comes with all WordPress installs…that allows you to add a login form.…
The problem with the Meta Widget is that,…in addition to the login form,…it also has a series of links that point elsewhere,…and that's not ideal for this type of site.…The cool thing is, when we installed the bbPress plugin,…we also installed new widgets,…and one of those widgets allows us…to create a custom login form,…so we're going to use that widget…instead of the Meta Widget.…Previously I showed you how to add widgets…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Importing WordPress users as community members
- Securing your site and managing spam
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Site
Adding a custom menu3m 45s
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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