How to Add Login Form to WordPress sidebar and its use
Every theme we come across on the internet includes a main content and sidebar. A sidebar is in fact used to store small important specks and data. It displays content at the edges or sides of a webpage. The general idea of sidebar being a vertical column on the side is not always true. It can lie on both the sides of the actual content and even just above the footer section. Let’s learn the easy way to add login form to WordPress sidebar.
To summarize, the image below depicts exactly where sidebars are placed on a webpage.
Most WordPress themes are widget ready since they accommodate multiple sidebars. Login pages and registration forms are also embedded in a sidebar. Also, adding the login form to WordPress sidebar helps the user access login page from his website itself. Users don’t essentially need to have a WordPress account.
On the other hand, you can download free registration forms from RegistrationMagic’s form template portal.
Configuring the sidebar
In this article, our focus is to add a login form to WordPress sidebar. The only thing we need to focus on here is creating a widget and assigning it to the sidebar. Widgets, usually are small informative content embedded in the sidebar.
From your RegistrationMagic plugin navigate to all forms. Copy the shortcode hovering on the login form for later use. This is the first form in the queue.
Click on “Widgets” queued under the “Appearance” section on your WordPress dashboard. In fact, this is the section allowing you to add widgets to the sidebar.
Add Login Form to WordPress sidebar
Scroll down to drag the “Text” widget and drop it on the Blog Sidebar. Assign title “Login”. Paste the shortcode copied from the login form in the body section. Click Save.
Scroll down once again doing the same with the “RegistrationMagic Login” widget. Adding this widget to the sidebar especially benefits those who are not WordPress users. They can indeed log in from the sidebar by generating an OTP.
Drop the widget on the Blog Sidebar. Save the configuration and click “Done”. On the whole, this is how you add a login form to WordPress sidebar.
Click “Visit Site” from the Home section of your WordPress dashboard. The Login Form embeds itself to the sidebar of your website. This section prompts you to enter the necessary credentials used to login to your page.
To enumerate, shared below is a screenshot displaying the login form embedded in the sidebar of your page.
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