Custom WordPress branded login and custom redirects

Do you need a custom WordPress branded login and custom redirects in the dashboard? This snippet will customise the standard WordPress login page, you will need to create a logo and change some of the url parameters to suit your needs. This would be an ideal snippet for a plugin.

// This snippet redirects the login logo upon click
add_filter( 'login_headerurl', 'my_custom_login_url' );
function my_custom_login_url($url) {
 return '';

//This snippet allows you to change the logo you see when you login to WordPress( Just put the snippet in functions.php, and then add your login image to a folder called images in your theme folder.

function custom_login_logo() {
 echo '<style type="text/css">
 h1 a { background-image:url( !important; }
add_action('login_head', 'custom_login_logo');

//Change the alt text for login image
function change_wp_login_title()
 echo 'Square One Web and Design';
}add_filter('login_headertitle', 'change_wp_login_title');

//Change the footer link in the admin area
function remove_footer_admin () {
 echo 'Web site design and development by <a href="">Square One</a>.';
add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'remove_footer_admin');

//Change the header logo in the admin area
function custom_admin_logo() {
 echo '<style type="text/css">
 #header-logo { width:32px; height:32px; background-image: url( !important; }
add_action('admin_head', 'custom_admin_logo');


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3 thoughts on “Custom WordPress branded login and custom redirects

  1. Thank you Elliott for all the excellent WordPress tips. A question for you on branding the login: how would you change the form field labels? For example, at many higher education schools using LDAP, the “username” label is not a word associated with login. Rather higher ed schools usually have their own branded term for a username.

  2. Aha, thank you Elliott. I had not seen that StackExchange answer.

    Yes, username is the most common label for a login form. Except at higher ed schools where someone decides to create “unique names” associated with the school.

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