Members can login to your site using any WishList Member or WordPress login options.
This means you can use any of the available WishList Member login methods like the login form mergecode or customizing the WordPress login page. You can also use any of the standard WordPress login options or plugins.
You can even use a combination of multiple options.
Basically, any login method can be used to allow your members to login to your site.
In this article, we are going to run through a couple popular methods your members can use to login.
- The WordPress Login Page (customized using WishList Member)
- The WishList Member Login Form Mergecode
WordPress Login Page – Custom Styling
Let’s start with a twist on a classic.
All WordPress sites include a default URL to allow for login. You can view the WordPress login form for your site by adding /wp-admin or /wp-login.php to the end of the site URL.
This displays a login form that is functional, but it’s appearance is fairly basic and displays the WordPress logo.
Ideally, this login page could match more with the look and feel of your site and include your site logo.
This is where the twist comes in with WishList Member.
You can customize the appearance of the default WordPress login page in the Advanced Options > Logins > Styling section of WishList Member.
This allows you to select from a variety of templates and make any edits you would like. This can include changing the images, selecting your own colours and adding your own logo.
Once you’re done, you will have a customized login form.
The screenshot example below shows the WordPress Login Page with a template applied. The same login functionality remains, but the appearance has been styled (a background image, new logo, etc.) based on the template used.
More details are available in the WordPress Login Form – Custom Styling article.
WishList Member Login Form Mergecode
WishList Member includes an option that allows you to easily insert a login form into any page or post.
This is handled by the login form mergecode.
You can simply add that mergecode to any area on a page or post and the site will automatically display the WishList Member login form.
The login form mergecode is available in a couple of formats.
- Standard Login Form Mergecode:
- Login Form Mergecode with Ajax error message option:
Both formats will display the same login form on the site as shown in the screenshot below.
But the error message / redirect that occurs when a failed login attempt happens is different for the two login form mergecode formats.
[wlm_loginform] If the standard login form mergecode option is used, the user will be redirected to the WordPress login page if their login attempt fails.
Note: If you have customized the WordPress login page using the custom styling method noted above, the user will see the styled version of that page. If not, they will see the standard looking WordPress login page.
[wlm_loginform ajax_login=1] If the Login Form Mergecode with Ajax error message option is used, the user will remain on the same login page and will see the error message above the form if their login attempt fails.
More details (including the methods to insert the mergecode) are available in the Login Form Mergecode article.
As mentioned, you can use any WishList Member or WordPress login option (or a combination of options).
WishList Member Quick Start Guide Series
- WishList Member Quick Start Guide
- Installing WishList Member
- WishList Member Dashboard
- WishList Member Setup Wizard
- Membership Success Checklist
- Create a Membership Level
- Create a Welcome Page – After Registration
- Create a Member Dashboard Page – After Login
- Create Membership Content
- Create a Sales / Offer Page
- Member Login Options
- Manage Members