Couple of days back, my friend Kim Woodbridge had written an interesting post on WordPress Login Security which made me think about the WordPress plugins available exclusively for Login. So, find below the list of plugins based on WordPress login.

Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Login

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1. BM Custom Login – Binary Moon’s Custom login is a simple way to customise the login screen on your wordpress install. The plugin also includes a psd template for creating your own login screens so it couldn’t be easier.


2. AJAX Login – WordPress plugin to use AJAX powered login page. AJAX Login means that the login process is executed without reloading the entire page.

3. Login LockDown – Login LockDown records the IP address and timestamp of every failed WordPress login attempt. If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range. This helps to prevent brute force password discovery.

4. WP Email Login – Lets you use your email address to log into your WordPress account instead of a username. Since email addresses are required to be unique within WordPress anyway, they also make good identifiers for logging in.

5. Force User Login – This is a very small plugin that forces users to login before viewing any content. This is done by checking if the user is logged in, and if not, redirecting them to the login page. Users attempting to view blog content via RSS are also authenticated via HTTP Auth.

6. WP-OpenID – This plugin allows users to login to their local WordPress account using an OpenID, as well as enabling commenters to leave authenticated comments with OpenID. The plugin also includes an OpenID provider, enabling users to login to OpenID-enabled sites using their own personal WordPress account.

7. Members Only – Members Only is a WordPress plugin that allows you to make your blog only viewable to visitors that are logged in. If a visitor is not logged in, they will be redirected either to the WordPress login page or a page of your choice.

8. MiniMeta Widget – WordPress plugin to add logon boxes to the meta links information.

9. Restrict Login By IP – This plugin lets you specify IP addresses or hosts that users are allowed to login from. You can either use full IPs (e.g. “12.34.56.7″) or partial IPs (e.g. “12.34″), which lets you specify a range of addresses.

10. WordPress Noindex Login Plugin – If your WordPress blog has a public login page, you probably don’t want it to be indexed by search engines. So this plugin adds the noindex meta tag to your WordPress Login page.

Please note that I am no way endorsing any of these WordPress plugins. Personally I have used Login Lockdown which is a nice plugin.

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  • Big Robby

    thanks for the excellent post. i’m going to look into implementing some of these on my blog. I think it’s important to encourage people to create accounts on your blog, and I hardly ever see it.

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  • http://www.kimwoodbridge.com Kim Woodbridge

    Hi! Thanks for the mention. And what a great list – even though you aren’t endorsing them there are a couple I want to try out.

    Kim Woodbridges last blog post..Using Thumbnails for Excerpts Plugin with Query Posts to Make a Custom Sidebar Block in WordPress

  • http://www.teddy-o-ted.com teddY

    I have to agree that Login Lockdown is a light but very handy plugin to prevent any brute force attacks. Over a period of a month plus after installation, the plugin has caught a couple of IPs trying to break into the admin area. Of course, other better ways include changing the default username of ‘admin’ to something else, but Login Lockdown is a simple plug-and-play plugin with no customizations needed :)

    Oh and I think the Members Only plugin is very useful for sites who want to limit access to their blog entries.

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  • carla

    Login LockDown would be really cool if the IP location and the ISP is recorded.

  • RJ

    I love Ajax anything, and the IP-restriction type plugins seem like they would be great, at least for a single-user blog. However, login lockdown looks like it’d work well for multi-user blogs.

    On some of my sites, I run something similar (I think) to the login lockdown, basically if I have too many hits from the same IP address within a predetermined amount of time, the user is directed to a 503 error page for a 5 minutes after their last attempt.

    WordPress is great — there are so many different plugins available that do variations of the same thing — it gives us a lot of choices on how to setup, and secure, our blogs.

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  • http://www.niharsworld.com/ Nihar

    Login lockdown is a one of the most important plugins under security category.

    Thanks for the rest of the plugins.

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  • http://www.shoutmeloud.com Harsh Agrawal

    Though I don’t use any of these..but number 10 seems to be useful.
    but I prefer using robots.txt file to block indexing of my admin and login directory

    Harsh Agrawals last blog post..8 Reasons Why self hosted wordpress blog is better then blogspot blog

  • George Serradinho

    Wow, there are a few that I have not seen before.

    I will have to read more about them and see which ones I can implement on my blog. Thanks for sharing.

    George Serradinhos last blog post..Problems renewing SA passport in London

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      @George,
      Am glad you liked it! Do let me know if you implement any.

  • http://www.miketok.com Mike Tok

    I like the “BM Custom Login”. It saves me lot of time to and I’m using it for my future project. This plugin really handy for branding purpose. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://wpexplorer.com WPExplorer

    Great list thank you very much.

  • bölümünü izle

    wordpress plug-in from the indispensable, thank you

  • http://musicsearch.comlu.com/blog Adnan

    Hi.

    Useful list! Thanks, retweeted your post! =D

  • Wordpress Themes HQ

    Hi, thank you for the list. Thank you for posting some on securing the wordpress login screen, as I have been hacked before and I will do anything I can to prevent more hacks. . Login LockDown looks promising for my blog!

  • eko prasetyo

    thank for u’r post

  • Sini

    thanks a lot …. very useful plugins

  • gala

    nice post! its very helpful but im not seeing a register-login that i needed…. thanks.. ive already try some of the top ten but maybe it is not compatible with my theme.

  • Rahul Gupta

    Though I don’t use any of these..but number 10 seems to be useful.
    but I prefer using robots.txt file to block indexing of my admin and login directory..

  • http://www.indobisnis.org TS-21

    Thanks for the mention.

  • classifieds

    I love ajax plugin.

  • Emma

    Thanks for great list of WP plugins. It is very useful. I use some of them on my blog.

  • rumah ku

    thanks a lot …. useful plugins

  • Single Soldiers Sites

    Login LockDown sound very interesting. I had no idea what brute force password discovery was until now. I will have to look into it. The members only one also sounds like something I would want to use for added bonuses to my site. Thank you again.

  • Michael

    Where are the user login buttons, i am looking for a button that will display on the corner of the website saying: Login/Log Out…. Where are those????

  • http://yourstoryclub.com yourstoryclub

    nice list to select suitable plugin. I like BM Custom Login finally :-)

  • Tommy Saputra

    very useful plugin, thank for u’r post

  • dewita

    great…! nice login, thanks ur sharing

  • http://www.bittenbydesign.com Bitten By Design

    Login Lockdown combined with Ban or a few of the IP lockout plugins can really reduce the amount of attempts to force entry.