How To Redirecting WordPress Default Login Into A Custom Login Page

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In this tutorial I am going to share a piece of code that enables you to redirect from a WordPress default login page into a custom login page, i.e. the login page which is created and designed by you.

wordpress custom login page

To implement such functionality, you need to follow the steps given under the tutorial-

Create login.php page

You have to create a login.php page and save it under your selected theme folder.

Now, you need to create a custom template. For that, write the below piece of code under the login.php file.

* Template Name: Login Page

To create a Login form, WordPress offers an inbuilt function named wp_login_form().

Also, you have to create a div for the login form and set the style of the form. For that, you need to add the below code under login.php page followed by the above code.

<div class="wp_login_form">
<div class="form_heading"> Login Form </div>

$args = array(
'redirect' => home_url(),
'id_username' => 'user',
'id_password' => 'pass',

<?php wp_login_form( $args ); ?>



border: 1px solid rgb(162, 46, 51);
width: 400px;
height: 350px;
border-radius: 5px;
margin-left: 35%;

width: 380px;
height: 42px;
background-color: rgb(162, 46, 51);
color: #fff;
padding-top: 15px;
padding-left: 20px;
font-size: 20px;

margin-left: 50px;

margin-right: 200px;

height: 35px;
width: 270px;
border: 1px solid rgb(201, 201, 201);
background-color: rgb(238, 235, 236);
radius-border: 3px;

height: 35px;
width: 90px;
border: 1px rgb(162, 46, 51);
background-color: rgb(162, 46, 51);
border-radius: 3px;
color: #fff;

color: red;
margin-left: 35%;
position: relative;


As you know by default, you get redirected into a WordPress login page.

But in order to redirect into a custom page, you need to do a piece of coding under the function file of the theme.

function.php page

Function file named function.php can be used to add features and extend the functionality of both the theme and the WordPress installation.

You can found this file under the selected theme folder of your WordPress. So just include the below piece of code at the end of the function.php file.

  • Create a variable named $product_pages_args that holds the template which is identified by the name of the php file (here file named as login.php).
  • get_pages() – returns an array list of pages depending upon the parameters passed into it.
  • Function goto_login_page () – it redirect you into a custom login page.
  • Function login_failed () –when your entered an incorrect username and password, then this function redirects you back to a custom login page with an error message of invalid username and password.
  • Function blank_username_password () – when you keeps the username and password field blank, then this function redirects you again to a custom login page by showing an error message.
  • Function logout_page () – after getting successful logout, it again get you to the custom login page.

$page_id = "";
$product_pages_args = array(
'meta_key' => '_wp_page_template',
'meta_value' => 'login.php'

$product_pages = get_pages( $product_pages_args );
foreach ( $product_pages as $product_page ) {
$page_id.= $product_page->ID;

function goto_login_page() {
global $page_id;
$login_page = home_url( '/?page_id='. $page_id. '/' );
$page = basename($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);

if( $page == "wp-login.php" && $_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'] == 'GET') {

function login_failed() {
global $page_id;
$login_page = home_url( '/?page_id='. $page_id. '/' );
wp_redirect( $login_page . '&login=failed' );
add_action( 'wp_login_failed', 'login_failed' );

function blank_username_password( $user, $username, $password ) {
global $page_id;
$login_page = home_url( '/?page_id='. $page_id. '/' );
if( $username == "" || $password == "" ) {
wp_redirect( $login_page . "&login=blank" );
add_filter( 'authenticate', 'blank_username_password', 1, 3);

//echo $login_page = $page_path ;

function logout_page() {
global $page_id;
$login_page = home_url( '/?page_id='. $page_id. '/' );
wp_redirect( $login_page . "&login=false" );
add_action('wp_logout', 'logout_page');

$page_showing = basename($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);

if (strpos($page_showing, 'failed') !== false) {
echo '<p class="error-msg"><strong>ERROR:</strong> Invalid username and/or password.</p>';
elseif (strpos($page_showing, 'blank') !== false ) {
echo '<p class="error-msg"><strong>ERROR:</strong> Username and/or Password is empty.</p>';



I hope, it would be easy for you to create WordPress default admin login. Now, it is easy for you to implement the above functionality using the code. If you find any difficulty while executing any of the above steps then do let me know. I will definitely help you out.

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