A few people have been talking lately about customizing their WordPress login page to reflect the look of the rest of their site. This is probably not very important as most sites don’t have any external users and therefore very few people will see the login page. But it sounded like a bit of fun and a nice distraction for 10 minutes, so I decided to give it a go. I first read about customising your WordPress login page at David Airey’s blog but I then found, at the last minute, a link to a plugin version. Although the customization is easy enough to do manually, their is a danger that upgrading WordPress could overwrite your changes. This plugin makes sure that this doesn’t happen. It also gives you an easy template to work from in .psd format, to make it simpler to do the customisation of the necessary image files. A couple of small things that it took me a couple of minutes to work out:
You need to overwrite the image named login-bkg-tile.jpg in the bm-custom-login/images directory with your new login image. Then upload the whole directory and activate.
To change the color of the ‘Username’, ‘Password’ and ‘Remember me’ text on the login panel, edit the file wp-admin/wp-admin.css. Search for the #Login instance and edit color: #fff; to whatever you want. Of course this could be overwritten when you upgrade WordPress.
Edit: To change the color of the ‘Username’, ‘Password’ and ‘Remember me’ text on the login panel, edit the file bm-custom-login.css within the plugin directory. Add the code color: #[hex code of your desired colour]; to the #login instance. This will also not be overwritten by future WordPress upgrades.