Give your login screen that home sweet home look with the Login Logo plugin


Looking at your own logo when logging into WordPress is a simple, yet effective way to make your blog more cozy. While customizing the login page is in no way a new idea, Mark Jaquith has released a new plugin called Login Logo that lets you do just that.

You’re probably thinking “but there are loads of plugins that do that already!” Sure, but are there dead simple plugins that do that? Mark didn’t think so, and built his plugin to require zero configuration. Just create a file called login-logo.png and pop it into the /wp-content/ folder and, well, that’s it.

For best results Mark recommends using an image that is no bigger than 326 pixels wide, but otherwise anything goes. You can download it from his site or from the WordPress plugins directory.

Now we know that most of your are running more than one site. Do you take that extra bit of time to customize your login screen, even if it’s just for yourself? Let us know in the comments.

7 thoughts on “Give your login screen that home sweet home look with the Login Logo plugin

  1. I think I still like White Label CMS better. It not only let’s you replace the login icon just as easily, but the icons in the header and footer of the admin. Plus much more and it’s free.

  2. I do this, but with two chunks of code in the functions.php (one for the login screen, and one for the admin area icon), since I’m always trying to minimize the number of plugins we have to manage.

    // adds logo to login and admin area
    add_action('login_head', 'bc_custom_login_logo');

    function bc_custom_login_logo() {
    echo '
    h1 a { background-image:url(whatever.png) !important; }

    add_action('admin_head', 'bc_custom_logo');

    function bc_custom_logo() {
    echo '
    #header-logo { background-image: url(whatever.png) !important; }';

  3. I’m used to the Custom Admin Branding plugin, got my psd’s stored so just pop in the new design and ftp over.

    To the guys modifying the functions.php, does this not get overwritten if you do an automatic upgrade?

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