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Change WordPress login logo

WordPress login page comes with a default WordPress logo that points to “wordpress.org” and the alt text says “Powered by WordPress”. While I am grateful to WordPress, I would like my visitors/registered users to be able to identify my blog easily. The fact that you are reading this shows that you are interested in this as well. So in this post I explain how to easily change WordPress login logo, pointing url, and alt text easily with and without a plugin. If you are looking the “without plugin” method, you can skip to the next page.

Default WordPress Login Logo

The default WordPress login logo is, at least to me, unappealing, contains an alt text that is irrelevant to my blog, and points to a URL other than my blog.

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WordPress Login Logo
WordPress Default Login Logo

Changing WordPress Login Logo Using Plugins

Many argue that having many plugins is not efficient and may slowdown the blog. However, if you prefer the convenience of a plugin to do this job, below are some good plugins to change WordPress login log:

Uber Login Logo:

A simple, lightweight WordPress plugin to change your login logo. One step process: just upload the logo and you are done.

Uber Login Logo
Uber Login Logo Plugin

Login Logo:

This plugin requires just a little bit more work than the first one. Just drop the logo file named “login-logo.png” into your WordPress content directory, and this plugin takes over. CSS is automatic.

Customize Admin:

With this plugin you can display your own logo on the WordPress login page. You can also specify the link attached to the logo. By default you are redirected to the homepage of your site.

Customize Admin Plugin
Customize Admin Plugin

Admin Customization:

This plugin, by far, offers the most customization options. You can change, favicon, logo, logo text, logo text font, and so many other things. If you are looking more than just a simple logo change, this is the one to go for.

Admin Customization Plugin
Admin Customization Plugin

Now that I have pointed out some of the plugins available to change WordPress logo, let me explain how to do this without the plugin.

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Anand

Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, XBMC, and related HOW-TOs (read more).

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