How to Change the WordPress Login Logo to Your Own Custom Logo
One of the more annoying aspects of the default WordPress install is that the login page is plastered with a large WordPress logo that links to WordPress.org.
Unless your visitors are somewhat blog savvy, most probably have no idea what “WordPress” is. They thought they were on Big Bob’s Blog, and now they’re seeing a logo for something called WordPress. Even worse, when they click it, it even takes them to a place called WordPress. What the …? Where is Big Bob?
Not to worry. There are a number of simple plugins that will take care of this problem for you.
There are some fairly complex plugins that I’ve seen that will change nearly everything about your Admin areas, including the logo on the login page, but many people just need a simple solution to do this one simple thing.
Below are three plugins that will get the job done for you, changing the WordPress logo for your logo.
1. Uber Login Logo (DOWNLOAD HERE)
The first option, the “Uber Login Logo” is so simple, it should be called the “Uber Simple Login Logo.” It’s so simple, in fact, it doesn’t even have a “Save” button on the Settings page. Just upload your logo and it’s done. It automatically links your logo to your home page, so you don’t even have to worry about that. You’ll probably spend more time looking for options and buttons that aren’t there than you will actually getting your login page changed.
2. Customize Admin (DOWNLOAD HERE)
The second option is slightly more sophisticated than the first, but not by much. It has a spot to upload your image, and a place to insert a URL for where you’d like the image to link to. There are a few other options on the page, but if you’re just looking to change the login logo, then the first two are all you will need to worry about.
3. Admin Customization (DOWNLOAD HERE)
The final plugin has the most options. It will let you change other elements such as the backend favicon, the dashboard widgets, update notices, and the admin footer text. This plugin still remains relatively simple, even with the added options. If you’re looking to change a little more than your login page without worrying about reconfiguring everything, you might check this one out.
A Simple Fix
Changing your login page logo is a simple fix that can eliminate a lot of confusion on behalf of your visitors. We know WordPress needs the love, but sucking away unsuspecting surfers into a world they don’t understand and don’t want to understand is not the way to go about it.
Reverse WP’s bad decision with one of these plugins.