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