Does your website offer membership content, a client dashboard, a user community, or online courses?

Then your audience, clients and customers must pass through your WordPress login screen.

But how does this default login experience affect their opinion of your brand?

And how can you wow them at this crucial stage, even before they’ve reached the content within?

You need a gorgeously designed WordPress login screen that sets their expectations, and tells them, right off the bat, that they’re in for a treat with your brand.

In today’s post, you’ll learn how to use our stunning, professionally-designed templates to transform your login screen into a visual delight for your users.

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Ditch That Boring Default Login Screen!

You’ve seen this hundreds, maybe thousands, of times before.

The dreary grey background. The uninspired form. The forced advertisement and link for WordPress.org.

For single-user websites, the default WordPress login page is just a pass-through page to reach the admin dashboard. It does its job well enough, but design-wise it’s drab and boring.

But for multi-user websites with membership content, client portals, or online courses, it’s a serious branding problem.

  • The first thing your members or clients see is a linked WordPress logo, essentially advertising on your website for free! You’ll need to dig into the code to remove this.
  • The default login page tells everyone that you’re using the free WordPress CMS. While that’s not a bad thing, it’s still information they don’t need to know as part of the brand experience.
  • Visitors can feel confused at why your branding has suddenly changed… Are they in the wrong place? Have they been redirected? Not a great experience.
  • Nothing matches your brand style or colors. The default login page sits outside your beautiful theme, an unavoidable and unprofessional experience for anyone passing through.
  • As usual, Thrive Themes has the solution...

Customizable, Professionally Designed Login Templates

If you're a Thrive Suite user, you have the ability to customize the WordPress login screen for Thrive Architect, Thrive Theme Builder and Thrive Apprentice users.

This gives you the power to change the logo and background of your WordPress login page, as well as customize the visual style of the individual elements.

That means with a little design skill and creative inspiration, you can transform the sterile grey default login page to something stunning...

You don’t have to settle for the dull default login screen provided by WordPress anymore.

As you can see, this customized WordPress login screen offers a more exciting and branded experience.

But creating a login page like this does require some design skill, and most people are not designers.

So if you’re not a designer, don’t have time, or just want a guaranteed-to-look-good login page solution in the fewest possible clicks...

… you’re going to love our pre-built login form templates!

Choose from 20 carefully crafted, full-screen, fully mobile-responsive templates to transform your WordPress login screen...

Activating the Login Page Templates

You’ll get access to these templates if you use any of these 3 tools:

  1. Thrive Architect - Easy to use visual editor for WordPress. Create stunning pages to wow your audience and increase conversions.
  2. Thrive Theme Builder - Visually customize every aspect of your WordPress theme, including your homepage, categories, blog posts, and pages.
  3. Thrive Apprentice - Build professional online courses quickly and easily. The most intuitive online classroom available for WordPress.
Did you know you can can get ALL the above tools - plus many more - withThrive Suite?

We’re constantly adding great new features and professionally designed templates to all our products to make it easier, faster, and even fun to run a successful online business.

Regardless of which of the 3 Thrive tools you’re using, you’ll discover the new Login Screen options in the same place. Head on over to your Thrive Dashboard...

… and locate the WordPress Login Screen Branding box.

Try saying that 3 times! You can always find the login screen options here within your Thrive Dashboard.

Hitting the ‘Manage Login Screen’ button opens the activation options for your WordPress login screen. Simply flip the toggle to override the default login screen and get started.

You’ll notice 2 new links magically appear:

View - This will open a new tab showing your current login screen (so you can quickly see the active design).

Edit with Thrive Architect - This is where the magic happens!

Once you click ‘Edit with Thrive Architect’, you’ll open our visual editor and see your new login screen waiting to be customized. To discover these template designs, look for the Cloud Templates button on the right side of the editor.

The Cloud Templates icon.

Choose a professionally designed login screen template to customize.

Hit the ‘Save’ button and boom – your website has a snazzy new login screen!

Customizing Your Login Page Template

These templates are ready to go out-of-the-box.

But wouldn’t it be nice to tweak a few things so your login screen matches your brand perfectly?

Not a problem. Let’s create a unique login screen now, using one of the pre-built templates as a starting point…

How to customize your WordPress login screen in under 1 minute!

It took less than a minute to customize a beautiful login screen that looks amazing on desktops, tablets, and mobiles.

All we had to do was replace background image, switch out the logo, and add a linear gradient to help improve the visuals.

Of course, you can customize much more if you like, but these templates make it easy and fast to achieve professional results that match your brand.

Customize in Confidence – Unleash Your Creativity

Your website’s login screen is a critical part of the WordPress ecosystem, so it's super important that it works flawlessly… both for your users and because you need it to access your own website.

Just imagine if the reset password link stopped working.

Or the login button disappeared on mobile devices.

That would be a disaster for your online business!

For this reason, our templates and customization options only affect the visual style of your login screen. You can customize it to your heart’s content without messing up the underlying code or functionality.

You can also rest easy if you use any 3rd party plugins that add functionality to your login process, since our templates don’t add or remove anything under the hood.

As such, here’s what’s both possible and not possible when customizing your WordPress login screen with the Thrive visual editor:

Customizable

  • Padding and margin
  • Borders and corners
  • Box and text shadow effects
  • Background colors, images, gradients and patterns
  • Full font typography control
  • Positioning
  • Change the logo (goodbye WordPress link!)
  • Login button design, including the hover state

Not Customizable

  • Removing or hiding any element
  • Adding new elements
  • Changing any text
  • Fancy animations

We think this is the best solution for creating gorgeous login screens with powerful customization options, while still guaranteeing your website works as intended.

From Default to Da Vinci

With these stunning templates, there’s no reason to feel overwhelmed with options for customizing your WordPress login screen. Simply choose the design that feels closest to your brand and tweak it until it’s perfect!

These login screen templates are available for all Thrive Suite users, so head on over to your Thrive Dashboard and give them a whirl.

Unless of course, you don't yet have Thrive Suite yet. In which case, you’re missing out on so many opportunities to improve your website and increase conversions.

Have a comment about these gorgeous login screen templates? Let us know below!

About the Author David Lindop


David is a writer who is passionate about ethical and sustainable online marketing. He relaxes by writing fiction, learning foreign languages, and making things out of wood - but probably not all at the same time.

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