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Create a frontend auth experience in WordPress

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Published on 28th July 2023
Create a frontend auth experience in WordPress

We have created a number of articles that, when followed, will allow you to create a custom frontend for your WordPress website, without the need for plugins. The articles show you how to create a registration form, a login form and a forgotten password form.

Here are the links:

  1. Building a frontend registration form in WordPress
  2. Building a frontend login form in WordPress
  3. Building a frontend forgotten password form in WordPress

Let's quickly run through what you can expect in each article.

1. Creating a Frontend Registration Form in WordPress

Registration is the first step a new user takes to gain access to personalized features of a website. As with the login form, WordPress's default registration form is also located in the backend. To maintain a consistent user experience, it's important to offer this functionality on the frontend as well.

In our guide on how to create a registration form in WordPress on the frontend, we walked through the process of building and implementing a custom user registration form. This article will help you enhance user onboarding with a frontend registration process that aligns with your site's overall look and feel.

2. Building a Frontend Login Form in WordPress

User login is the most basic part of any authentication system. In WordPress, the default login form resides in the backend (wp-login.php). While this works fine, directing users to the backend can break the immersion of your site's design and may not always provide the ideal user experience.

To address this, we provided a step-by-step tutorial on how to build a frontend login form in WordPress. This guide will help you integrate a custom login form into your theme, offering users a seamless login experience without leaving the frontend.

3. Implementing a Frontend Forgotten Password Form in WordPress

At some point, users may forget their password and need a way to reset it. WordPress does provide a backend solution for this, but guiding users back to the frontend after resetting their password can be a tricky process.

To keep the entire process on the frontend, we shared a detailed guide on how to build a frontend forgotten password form in WordPress. This tutorial will help you add a password reset mechanism to your frontend, ensuring a consistent user experience throughout the authentication process.